Spray foam insulation is simply the best type of insulation.
Spray foam insulation is already the most effective and efficient type of insulation, and it is now quickly becoming one of the most trusted and demanded types of insulation by home and business owners both. There is no better time to get into the spray foam industry and no better place to start than here at Paratus.
In order to get ahead in the spray foam industry is not only critical that you have the right spray foam equipment and well-built spray foam rig, you must also have an extensive knowledge of the insulation products that you will be providing to home and business owners. The need for knowledge is never-ending with spray foam insulation, as the more you know the easier it will be to bid, sell and set yourself apart from the competition.
Spray foam vs. the rest
|Positive features||Open-cell spray foam||Closed-cell spray foam||Fiberglass batts||Fiberglass Loose-Fill||Wet-Sprayed Cellulose||Blown-in (Dry) Cellulose||Mineral Wool|
|R-Value per inch||4.0||6.6||3.7||3.2||4.0||4.0||3.9|
|No wind washing effect|
|Certified air barrier|
|Expands to fill hard-to-reach spaces|
|Contains no HCFCs or CFCs|
|Does not contain formaldehyde|
|Won't shrink or settle over time when properly installed|
|Will not absorb significant levels of water|
|FEMA approved flood-resistant insulation material|
|Serves as a vapor retarder without additional materials|
|Will not distort framing when properly installed|
|Efficiently reduces sound transmission through walls|
Closed-cell spray foam insulation
Closed-cell spray foam insulation is a more slowly expanding product, resulting in an expansion of approximately 40 times its initial volume.
Open-cell spray foam insulation
Open-cell spray foam is spray-applied as a liquid, expanding to 100 times its volume. Once applied, the product cures within seconds, filling every crack and gap.