What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation has taken the home improvement world by storm! Whether you are scrolling through DIY Home Repair Pins on Pinterest or watching your favorite home improvement show on the HGTV network, you are likely to see spray foam insulation on your screen at some point. But what is it exactly? How can it benefit my home or business?
Spray foam insulation is developed from two types of composite materials, polyurethane and isocyanate. When combined, there is a chemical reaction that causes their combined substance to expand and harden. While installing, both materials are simultaneously sprayed, allowing them to expand and form a protective layer of spray foam insulation over the desired area.
A Tale of Two Foams: Open Cell & Closed Cell
There are two types of spray foam insulation – open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell spray foam is more dense and is spongy to touch. This gives it an effective sound dampening effect. Open cell is also considered to be more energy efficient.
Closed-cell insulation has cells that are completely closed and has the ability to seal out water. It’s much tougher and more rigid, so it is ideal for outdoor use. With a high R-value, easy installation, and impermeability for water and air, closed cell is a top choice for home and commercial installation.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
The benefits of spray foam insulation are seemingly endless. However, to save time, we have created a list of our top three benefits.
Air Tight Seal
Spray foam insulation is capable of thoroughly sealing holes and cracks in your walls, attic or crawl space. Air leaks are the main reason people are experiencing high energy bills. Spray foam insulation creates a powerful airtight seal that has shown to be 24 times less permeable to air infiltration when compared to other types of insulation.
Dramatic Energy Savings
As a result of spray foam insulation having an implausible air tight seal, families and businesses have actually been able to save a significant amount on their energy expenses. Spray foam insulation has shown to provide energy savings at an average of 40% or more.
One of the most common inquiries we hear from homeowners and business owners is whether or not spray foam is eco-friendly. We confidently say yes!
Spray foam help reduce energy consumption, therefore creating a green household or place of business. Spray foam can protect your home or place of business against moisture and mold growth. It is also designed to last perpetually, producing fewer consumed materials.
As you can see, iFoam’s spray foam insulation is the BEST option for you! If you live in Fort Walton Beach or in the panhandle area and you are ready to insulate your home or place of business, give us a call or request a FREE estimate!