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Understanding Spray Foam Insulation
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.
What is Spray Foam
New to spray foam, not sure of all that is involved with the insulation product itself? We have the answers for you in this section, learn in detail about spray foam insulation and how it all works.
The Spray Foam
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Open-cell Spray Fom
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.
- R-value of 3.7
- Lowest cost
- Noise reduction
- Stud Walls
- Air Sealing
Closed-cell Spray Foam
Closed-cell spray foam insulation is a more slowly expanding product, resulting in an expansion of approximately 40 times its initial volume.
- R-value of 6.6
- Structural Integrity
- Vapor Barrier
- Metal Buildings
- High Moisture Areas
|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|
|Can be injected into existing wall cavities without major demo|
|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|