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Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation 

While almost every home nowadays plays host to a series of electronic devices. It’s not the track lighting, widescreen TVs, sound system, myriad smart phones, personal computer, microwaves, tablets, laptops, blenders, toasters, refrigerators or the security cams that are responsible for the large consumption of your home’s energy costs. It is cooling and heating. 

 Spray Foam Insulation

Insulation Options 

Nowadays, homeowners have a lot of insulation options such as: 

  1. Mineral Wool
    It is made from recycled slag and basalt. It is not really wool however, it is basically called that because the end product – that is the result of drawing and spinning molten forms of the basalt and slag – tends to resemble like a wool. Most of the forms of mineral wool pose health risks same as to fiberglass. Even though there’s no such health risk accompanied with rigid-board form of the mineral wool. 
  1. Cellulose
    Cellulose insulation is actually made from about 85 percent shredded and 15 percent recycled newspaper being a mineral compound which acts as a fire stopper. These borates or commonly termed as mineral compounds also help inhibit growth of mold and prevent the activities of pests which may otherwise want to build house in the warm shredded newspaper. 
  1. Fiberglass
    It is the most commonly used insulation in houses nowadays. It is technically very easy to install. In addition to that, it is also very affordable. Some manufacturers have undergone tentative ways to address some risks accompanied by fiberglass fibers even though these manufacturers are in the minority. 
  1. Spray Foam Insulation
    It is a form of a polyurethane which is mixed on site and then sprayed into the areas between ceiling joists, floor and wall. In order to mix these chemicals, a truck with special equipment is used to transport these components through heated hoses where they are mixed, then sprayed onto the areas to be insulated. And as soon as the combined compounds hit the surface, it starts to expand, penetrating its way into the smallest crevices prior to hardening. The following are the two forms of spray foam insulation: 
  1. Open Cell Spray Foam
    It is light but extremely effective. It expands vigorously by the time it hits the ground, leaving no crevice or crack unfilled. It is also commonly used for most home applications. 
  1. Closed Cell Spray Foam
    It is denser compared to the open cell spray foam. Upon setting, it becomes hard and has a very outstanding R-value. Closed cell forms a very effective barrier to air when set because it’s so dense. Also, it tends to build an effective moisture barrier compared to open cell. However, it can be significantly more expensive.  

Key Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
For years, it was primarily used almost particularly in commercial settings however, today, it has changed. Homeowners are now choosing spray foam insulation CT over fiberglass and these are the reasons why: 

  • Gives a higher R-value. 
  • Will remain efficient even if it is wet because of the flood or burst pipe. 
  • Decreases the amount of pollen which infiltrates the house. 
  • Adds structural integrity to ceilings, floors and walls. 
  • Provides an effective moisture and air barrier.