Spray Foam Insulation – The Difference Between Closed-Cell and Open-Cell
Spray foam insulation has taken the DIY home improvement world by storm. It’s easy to see why – it’s an effective way to seal air leakage in new construction, save on energy bills and strengthen homes and buildings against drafts and mold.
However, homeowners are often concerned about the safety of working with spray foam. spray foam insulation contains chemicals that can be harmful if mixed incorrectly or handled improperly. This is why it’s recommended to hire a professional to apply spray foam insulation. It’s also important to understand the difference between open and closed-cell spray foam.
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Closed-cell spray foam is more expensive than open-cell spray foam, but it offers a greater level of air and water resistance than other types of insulation. It can be used in a wide variety of applications, including in wall cavities, attic joists, and around pipes and ducts. It is also a good option for areas that are difficult to reach and for tight crawl spaces or high-pitched roofs.
Open-cell spray foam is similar to fiberglass or cellulose in that it fills small cracks and gaps to keep out air and moisture. But unlike these other forms of insulation, open-cell spray foam expands much more quickly and can fill nooks and crannies that are otherwise impossible to insulate.
It’s estimated that many homes and buildings lose up to 40% of their energy through leakage. This is due to holes, cracks, and gaps in the walls and structure of the building. By sealing these gaps with spray foam, you can save on energy costs, improve comfort, and protect your family’s health from harmful mold and airborne pollutants.
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