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What is spray foam insulation?

It is a must to have a complete understanding of what exactly spray foam insulation is, how it works, what the various types of it are, the benefits, the applications and so on before you make any decision to enter into this in this industry. This section of our site explains just that in a quick and easy format.

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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. The closed-cell nature of this type of foam creates a tightly packed cell structure that is more rigid and dense than open-cell foam, giving closed-cell foam a higher R-Value per inch.

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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. The tiny cells expand at such a rapid rate that they break apart and fill with air, creating a soft, almost spongy end product.

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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.

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