Deciding on what type of insulation to install for your residential or commercial project can be confusing. There are so many different materials, and even more sub-types of those materials! For example, you’ve probably heard the terms “closed cell” and “open cell” with regard to spray foam insulation, but what do they mean, and which one is better?
To know for sure, you need to know the difference between open cell and closed cell spray foam, and then consult a professional about your specific project! We work with both types and can analyze your specific needs to determine whether open cell or closed cell spray foam is right for you.
Keep reading to learn more about closed cell foam, or call us with your questions at 281-653-8382 today!
One of the most widely installed types of insulation, spray foam is used for both residential and commercial projects. The two main types of spray foam insulation are closed cell and open cell. Closed cell foam insulation is much denser than open cell. It has a smaller, more compact cell structure and has a higher R-value per inch. It’s also ideal for achieving a high R-value in narrower spaces. Closed cell spray foam insulation:
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First of all, what is R-value? Put simply, the “R” in R-value stands for resistance, and it’s a basic measurement of an insulation material’s heat resistance. In general, the higher the R-value, the better the insulation is at resisting the flow of heat. Polyurethane closed-cell foam, which contains a low-conductivity gas in its cells, has an R-value ranging from R-5.5 to R-6.5 per inch. Closed cell insulation—which is denser than open cell—has higher R-values.
We know that the technical details of insulation can be confusing for many homeowners, but that’s what we’re here for! We’ll always recommend the product that’s best for your home, and we’ll take your needs and budget into account. Whether you’re a homeowner looking for re-insulation or a builder looking for a contractor to take on a residential new construction project, IBP Houston is ready to help.
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