Keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer can be an ongoing challenge for homeowners. Spray foam insulation is a two-in-one product that provides thermal protection and seals air leaks in one step. Air leaks can account for up to 40% of energy loss in a home or building. Whitson Insulation Company is an experienced spray foam insulator and can install spray foam insulation in your new or existing home.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation has so many benefits that there’s no doubt it’s worth your investment! Some benefits of spray foam insulation:
• Greater energy efficiency
• Advanced moisture management
• Increased energy savings
• Better temperature control
• Reduced noise
• Improved air leak prevention
• No sagging, settling or shrinking
• More building stability
How Spray Foam Insulation Works
Spray foam insulation is a two-in-one product, insulating and air sealing in one step.
The installation of spray foam insulation is different than fiberglass or cellulose insulation. Spray foam insulation is applied in a liquid form that quickly expands to completely fill the space between cavities. This coverage prevents air leaks to keep conditioned air inside your home or office and help keep energy bills low. Foam insulation is durable, stable and long-lasting. It can be applied in attics, exterior walls of new homes and basement box sills. Spray foam insulation can also increase the strength of your home by helping to increase stability during high winds and storms.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
Whitson Insulation Company installs two types of spray foam insulation: open cell and closed cell spray foam.
Open cell spray foam
Open cell spray foam insulation works as an insulator and air barrier. Open cell spray foam typically has an R-value of 3.7 per inch. Open cell spray foam insulation is vapor permeable and dampens sound.
Closed cell spray foam
Closed cell spray foam also works as an insulator and air barrier. Since the cells of the bubbles remain intact (closed), closed cell spray foam is more rigid than open cell spray foam. The closed cell composition and increased density contribute to a higher R-value (approximately 7 per inch) than that of open cell foam. This can contribute to greater stability during storms and high winds.
To learn more about spray foam insulation and get an estimate for your next project, contact Whitson Insulation Company at 616-698-0490.