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    Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Services

closed cell spray wallClosed cell spray foam has the highest R-Value of any type of insulation on the market. Its R-Value can range from 5-7.5~ per inch. Like most spray foams, this is only one part of the value that is added by using a closed cell spray foam. The most important value added is the ability to be an air barrier. The Department of Energy reports that 30% of heating and cooling costs come from poorly sealed homes.

In colder climates where vapor barriers are more important, closed cell spray foam is a perfect fit. In as little as 1.5 inches, closed cell spray foam can be a vapor barrier. While closed cell spray foam is not as effective as a sound barrier as open cell spray foam, it does stop air flow which can reduce dust and pollen from entering your home.

Closed cell spray foam is a good fit in walls, attic spaces, pole barns, and basements. Basements are a great place for closed cell spray foam insulation and is where closed cell spray foam really shines. Because it is a vapor barrier and moisture-resistant, it is a perfect choice to spray on concrete or masonry walls. Using standard fiberglass insulation on a concrete or masonry wall is a poor choice as the concrete wicks water into the fiberglass, causing it to mold leading to some serious health problems.

closed cell spray closeupIn general, using closed cell spray foam in a high-moisture area is a great idea. Closed cell spray foam is moisture-resistant and can handle damp areas like crawl spaces, livestock buildings, vehicle wash bays, and many other harsh locations.

Some advocates of closed cell spray foam push the product s a structural material. However, we caution people as it can add racking strength to walls but it is not intended or designed to be used as a structural material.

Unlike traditional insulations, closed cell spray foam does not need to be installed at 12-14~ inches thick. Most applications only require 2~ inches. At 2~ inches of thickness, closed cell spray foam can stop 94.4% of heat transfer.

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