Open Cell Spray Foam
Spray foam insulation is rapidly becoming the insulation of choice for contractors and builders. Spray foam insulation provides more benefits than traditional fiberglass insulation and protects structures for longer, saving money in the long run.
For spray foam insulation, there are two types of foam: open cell and closed cell. As the names imply, open-cell insulation is less dense than closed cell. However, this does not mean open-cell insulation is a poor choice. Open-cell insulation is used for a variety of applications and areas within a structure.
Specifications of open-cell insulation:
- Also known as half-pound foam because of its weight of 0.5 lb. per cubic foot.
- R-value of 3.5 or 3.6 per inch (R-value refers to heat resistance of the material).
- This type of low-density foam is made from bio-based materials combined with water or carbon dioxide as a blowing agent.
- High vapor permeability
- Great for noise reduction
- Most economical of spray foam types
Open-cell foam is a great insulating material for many areas of a residential or commercial structure. Using less material, open-cell insulation makes for an economic insulator that will provides greater benefits than what’s currently protecting your walls and ceilings.
Soundproofing is also an added bonus with spray foam insulation. Open-cell insulation keeps sound from reverberating around a structure, minimizing annoy sounds from one area of a home or building. Soundproofing is great for any homeowner or business owner trying to keep noise to a minimum.
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