Closed cell spray foam insulation is growing in popularity across the country in homes of every shape and size. Why? Lots of reasons. For instance:
- It has a high R-value.
- It doesn’t settle.
- It expands and conforms to any space.
- It prevents air leakage.
- It minimizes the growth of mold and mildew.
- It reduces drafts and noise.
- It’s good at keeping out insects and other pests.
What does all that mean? I’m glad you asked…
- Closed cell spray foam insulation has one of the highest R-values available. The R-value of insulation indicates how effectively the insulation resists heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better its resistance.
- Unlike conventional insulation which flattens or “settles” over time, closed cell spray foam resists settling due to its rigidity and stability.
Ability to Conform to Surfaces
- Closed cell spray foam insulation works great in hard to reach nooks and crannies in places like crawl spaces and attics. Since it’s sprayed on, it penetrates every inch of the area being insulated better than anything else can.
Minimizes Air Leaks
- Minimizing air leakage reduces the load on heating and cooling (HVAC) systems, saving money.
Minimizes Mold and Mildew
- Air infiltration causes condensation, which can lead to mold and mildew problems. Since closed cell spray foam insulation minimizes and even prevents air leaks, it eliminates the condensation problem.
Fewer Drafts and Less Noise
- Closed cell spray foam insulation reduces drafts for increased comfort. It also absorbs sound to reduce noise.
Less Chance of Insects and Other Pests Invading Your Home
- Because of its ability to fill every nook and cranny, there’s less chance for bugs and rodents to invade your space!