Rigid Foam Insulation
Rigid foam insulation is typically more expensive than rolls and batts or loose-fill insulation, but it is very effective in exterior wall sheathing, interior sheathing for basement walls, and special applications such as attic hatches. Foam insulation R-values range from R-4 to R-6.5 per inch of thickness, which is up to 2 times greater than most other insulating materials of the same thickness.
Foam-in-place insulation can be blown into walls, on attic surfaces, or under floors to insulate and reduce air leakage. You can use the small pressurized cans of foam-in-place insulation to reduce air leakage in holes and cracks such as window and door frames, and electrical and plumbing penetrations.
There are two types of foam-in-place insulation: closed-cell and open-cell. Both are typically made with polyurethane. With closed-cell foam, the high-density cells are closed and filled with a gas that helps the foam expand to fill the spaces around it. Closed-cell foam is the most effective, with an insulation value of around R-6.2 per inch of thickness.
Open-cell foam cells are not as dense and are filled with air, which gives the insulation a spongy texture. Open-cell foam insulation value is around R-3.7 per inch of thickness.
Most Popular Types of Insulation Solutions Utilized Today Include:
- Fiberglass Insulation
We prefer to install Fiberglass blow material theres nothing in it to burn, settling is minimal and it doesn't break down over the years. But we do install cellulose as well.
- Cellulose Insulation
The insulation must be installed properly not just installed. Cellulose is ideal for Drill and Fill in existing sidewalls. Also known as Dense Pack method.
- Spray Insulation
Spray Foam has a great sealing factor which enhances the R-Factor(Resistance
Factor) performance. Spray foam is a very efficient insulation product. Call us today!
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