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Infographic: Perks and Properties of Spray Foam Insulation

By Chuck Henrichsen on November 25, 2014

Spray foam insulation has risen to the top of most construction and contractor’s insulation preferences. It’s unique properties make it highly effective, providing perks for homeowners and enabling increased home energy efficiency.

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There are two types of spray foam insulation - open cell and closed cell. Open cell spray foam insulation has less density per cubic foot, and it also acts as a sound dampener. Many homeowners with rowdy families, musicians, or teens that play loud music find this type of insulation to be a perfect solution for their needs. Since it is less expensive than its closed cell counterpart, it has a lower R-value of 3.7 per inch.

Closed cell spray foam insulation, on the other hand, has a very high density per cubic foot. As a result, this type of insulation acts as structural reinforcement for your home, as well as a vapor barrier. Moisture isn’t able to penetrate closed cell spray foam insulation, and it provides an effective barrier against mold growth, which in turn can improve home air quality.

Compared to alternative types of insulation, spray foam insulation scores far higher on the R-value scale than fiberglass or rock wool insulation. If you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency and decrease your carbon footprint, spray foam insulation is the way to go.

And, if you’re looking for reliable advice and a free estimate on your insulation or crawl space cleaning job, don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out one of the forms on our website. We would be delighted to partner with you in an effort to make your home more eco-friendly and, as a result, save you money as well.

Don’t forget, we’re also able to offer rebates, which can cut the cost even more.

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Chuck Henrichsen
President and CEO of Clean Crawls, Treasurer of E3 World Wide, proud husband and father.