Insulation is incredibly important to keep homes and buildings comfortable and protect them from damage, but some kinds of insulation are better than others. At Cape Fear Foam LLC, we offer spray foam insulation because we think it is superior to all other kinds of insulation.
If you have done any research on spray foam insulation, you may have come across the terms “open-cell spray foam insulation” and “closed-cell spray foam insulation.” Naturally, you may be wondering what the difference is between the two, so we will break it down:
- Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation- This insulation is exactly what you might expect from the name. It contains small cells, or open pockets that are filled with air, resulting in a softer, more flexible material. After it is sprayed, open-cell foam insulation can expand much more than closed-cell spray foam insulation can, so it is a good choice for spaces with lots of hard-to-reach cracks and crevices. It is also a great choice if you want some help with soundproofing your home.
- Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation- This insulation is a bit more expensive than its open-cell counterpart, but the results are well worth the money. Because its cells are closed, it doesn’t allow air to penetrate it, creating an effective air-tight seal between the indoors and outdoors. Its higher R-value makes it the best choice when you want to prevent energy loss. Closed-cell spray foam insulation is also very dense and firm, and it can help with a building’s structural integrity.