Open Cell Spray Foam
Interestingly, the performance of insulation is measured using what is called an “R-value”. The R-value helps provide insight into a material's resistance to the flow of heat. This means that the higher the R-value the better the material will insulate your home.
Open cell spray foam gets the name from the foam cells that are not completely closed - or “open”. This allows the materials to be a bit softer, more flexible, and is permeable by vapors and water. This is ideal for projects like crawl space insulation with a risk of mold as the material allows the water to pass through without harboring a moist environment ripe for mold. Open cell foam also differs from closed cell spray foam in that it uses a lot less material, offers greater expansion, and is often more cost efficient than closed cell foam.
Open cell spray foam is great for interior insulation; however, it is not always the best option - Give a call now to get a free quote and consultation to determine which insulation product might be best for your project.
Closed Cell Spray Foam
Unlike open cell spray foam - the cells in closed cell foam are exactly as you might expect given the name - closed cells. The difference in anatomical structure makes the closed cell foam much more dense that open cell foam - this results in an insulation product that is vapor and water retardant. Closed cell foam is suitable for interior surfaces and exterior surfaces which adds to the versatility of the product. Additionally, closed cell foam is able to be used in almost any thermal environment, and closed cell foam boasts a much higher
With the larger R-value, closed cell spray foam insulation is much more rigid in structure that increases the structural integrity of the wall and increases the resistance to impact. For this reason, we love to use closed cell foam in areas like a crawl space or against walls/foundations made of masonry based materials.
Closed cell foam certainly has its place in the insulation world. Give us a call now to get a free quote and we will be happy to help direct you to the best option given your project and budget.
Why Choose Insulation Specialists of Jacksonville?
Attention to Detail
This might be something everyone says but not everyone has. Though it may look easy, installing insulation of any kind is a rigorous job that requires attention to details to ensure that every component inside of your walls, attic, or crawlspace is not negatively affected or left inaccessible by the insulation. It is our promise that after our work is complete your space will be as clean as when we arrived.
There is a process one must follow with insulation installation. We do not begin work on a project until we have thoroughly designed the most efficient and effective plan of attack. This includes not only consulting with the home or business owner on the best insulation product for your job, but also in planning insulation removal, space preparation, installation, and clean up. You will know almost down to the hour when you can expect we will finish the job.
Our pricing is fair and competitive. The quote you receive will be the price you pay. We do not like being treated with surprise bills or added expenses, and we do not treat our customers that way.
Easy and Fun to Work With
We are not your average trade company. We take our work very seriously, but we are not prickly, precious, or pretentious.
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