Spray foam insulation is a popular choice among home and business owners and is aptly named for the way it is installed. Whether you are choosing your insulation material for your new build or looking to increase the comfort and energy efficiency of your current home or commercial property, spray foam insulation offers a number of advantages over the more traditional batt or blown-in insulation. Broken Drum Insulation of Visalia is proud to offer our residential and commercial customers the finest insulation products and services in the Fresno and Visalia areas.
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What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is made from polyurethane and isocyanate, which react when mixed. The material is sprayed in between wall, floor and ceiling joists in a liquid form. Within seconds of the application, it expands and hardens to fill even the smallest cracks and gaps, forming an insulative barrier and an airtight seal.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
There are two types of spray foam insulation, each with its own set of unique characteristics and benefits:
- Open-cell spray foam – The open-cell formulation is the less expensive option, and it’s more effective at blocking sound. This dense substance is spongy to the touch, due to the air between the cells, and like its counterpart, it expands aggressively upon application to fill even the tightest spaces.
- Closed-cell spray foam – Closed-cell spray foam has a higher initial cost, greater density and an outstanding R-value. Because it is so dense, closed-cell insulation is better at preventing air and moisture penetration and can inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam is a great investment for any residential or commercial building, with a number of benefits that include:
The addition of spray foam insulation can help to reduce air leakage and heat transfer between the indoors and outdoors. This reduces the strain on your heating and cooling equipment and decreases the amount of energy needed to maintain the desired temperature in your home or business.
Enhanced Air Quality
Unlike other forms of insulation, spray foam is able to reach deep into cracks and crevices for a tight seal that prevents the infiltration of insects, pollen, dust and other allergens into your indoor environment. Spray foam is also an effective moisture barrier and is mold- and mildew-resistant.
Spray foam helps to minimize sound transmission between floors and from the outdoors to the indoors for a more peaceful indoor environment, while exceptional R-values and air sealing result in more consistent, even temperatures between rooms.
Greater Structural Integrity
Due to its hardness and density, closed-cell spray foam can enhance the wind and pressurization resistance of structural elements, including your walls and roof.
Open-cell spray foam has an average R-value of R-3.5 per inch, while the closed-cell variety has an average of R-6 per inch, making it the highest-rated insulation on the market today.
Long Life Span
Spray foam insulation has an indefinite life span, unlike batt or blown-in insulation, which may compress, rot, break down or sustain water damage over time.
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For expert, efficient spray foam insulation installation, you can trust the team of dedicated professionals at BDI Insulation of Visalia. We offer free estimates for all your commercial and residential insulation needs.
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