One of the greatest benefits of foam insulation is the ability to seal small holes and cracks that may be invisible to the naked eye, something that cannot be said of either fiberglass or cellulose insulation.
Did you know that you have options when it comes time to insulate your home? That pink fiberglass insulation is not the only choice you have. More and more people are choosing to use spray on foam insulation, especially in the Midwest.
How Foam Insulation Works
Polyurethane foam, which has been used by appliance manufactures for years to insulate refrigerators and water heaters, is the material used for spray foam insulation. This expanding foam is sprayed on the surface of your attic or walls to create an unbroken insulating surface. This foam is created using liquid polyurethane, which is applied using specialized pressurized spray nozzles.
The Benefits of Foam Insulation
One of the greatest benefits of foam insulation is the ability to seal small holes and cracks that may be invisible to the naked eye, something that cannot be said of either fiberglass or cellulose insulation. The complete seal created with the product almost eliminates any air filtration into or out of a home.
Another great benefit of foam insulation is its high R-value when compared to other insulation products. This additional R-value per square inch makes it possible for homebuilders to use 2 x 4s for the exterior wall construction as opposed to the standard 2 x 6 construction which is needed for other insulation products.
This not only gives you a well-insulated home, it can save lots of money on framing costs and extended window and door jambs. Using this smaller framing has the additional advantage of giving the home owner additional living space, up to 35 square feet in a 1,500 square foot home. This is like gaining an extra linen closet!
Other benefits of foam insulation include the fact that it is both fire and insect repellant, helps to control condensation of moisture, and it won’t shrink or settle.
Types of Spray Foam
Open-Cell and Close-Cell Foam Insulation In UK
Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation UK
Open cell spray foam insulation is a polyurethane based product that expands to over 200 times its size when applied. It is normally used in residential and commercial applications. It is breathable allowing water vapor to escape eliminating damp and condensation while maintaining an airtight seal.
Why use Open Spray foam Insulation?
Insulating your home with open spray foam saves you money on your energy bills year after year.
Up to 50% of your homes heat loss is through your attic.
Spray foam, when correctly applied fills every nook and cranny making it unrivalled when it comes to airtightness.
Open cell spray foam when used in residential applications allows your timbers to breathe if used with a breathable vent card; this eliminates the buildup of condensation and damp.
Unlike other insulation materials spray foam does not degrade over time, E Zero 500 is guaranteed for 25 years.
Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation UK
Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation is used in commercial. Agricultural and industrial applications, unlike open cell spray foam insulation its cells are closed and are not breathable. Closed cell is also a polyurethane based product that is water blown.
Why use Closed Cell Spray foam Insulation?
Closed cell spray foam is used in asbestos encapsulation as it locks up the cancerous fiber contained in asbestos.
Closed cell for is ideal for reducing heat loss and cold bridging.
Unlike other insulation materials spray foam does not degrade over time, we guaranteed our closed cell products for 25 years.
Spray foam is inert after application creating a healthy warm environment.
Closed cell spray foam, used in agricultural, industrial and commercial insulation and is the most effective insulation material on the market, it can be easily applied to any metal wooden or concert structure.
Closed cell spray foam reduces your energy demands, strengthens your structure eliminating condensation and of course reduces CO 2 emissions.
Spray Foam Insulation UK Cost Calculation
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