Spray Foam Insulation 316 Insulation For Your Home

Insulation Contractor resists the flow of air in and out of your home, helping to keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. It is also very effective at reducing noise. Compared to traditional fiberglass or cellulose, spray foam is twice as dense and up to 15 times more energy efficient.

Ideal Applications for Spray Foam Insulation: Attics, Basements, and Crawl Spaces

There are two different types of spray foam: open and closed cell. The difference is in the small bubbles (cells) that make up the foam. Open cell foam contains cells that aren’t completely encapsulated, which allows it to be softer and more flexible. Closed cell foam has cells that are pressed together, making it harder and more rigid. Open cell foam doesn’t repel moisture or vapor, so a vapor barrier must be added in many applications.

While spray foam can be expensive, it has the potential to significantly reduce your energy bills over time. The upfront costs can be offset by the money you save on your monthly utility bills, and the investment in spray foam may pay for itself within a few months.

In addition, some spray foam manufacturers have begun to utilize low GWP blowing agents. Gaco, for example, offers a high-performance closed-cell spray polyurethane foam that uses a blowing agent called Solstice, which has a GWP of just one (the same as carbon dioxide).

When it comes to installing spray foam, hiring a professional can help ensure that your project is done properly. Professionals have access to specialized equipment that can produce consistent expansion and coverage. They can also monitor the temperature of the spray foam to ensure it reaches the proper R-value.

316 Insulation
420 37th St NW – Unit F, Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 332-7606

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