Quality Insulation Explains Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam is a Quality Insulation material that can be sprayed directly into building cavities where it expands to fit the space, forming a tight seal around joists, beams, walls and other surfaces. It’s available in “closed-cell” and “open-cell” varieties, each offering unique advantages and benefits.

The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation for Your Home

Spray Foam insulation can be installed by DIY homeowners who are comfortable with the process, though it’s generally considered to be best left to professional contractors. It can be difficult for even a skilled do-it-yourselfer to achieve consistent coverage and expansion, and the installation process requires specialized equipment and fume masks that need to be properly worn during spraying and curing. If not properly installed, it can result in dangerous chemical off-gassing that can cause respiratory issues, eye, nose and skin irritation and more.

In addition, the open-cell type of spray foam insulation is less effective than closed-cell at resisting air and moisture movement, and it can absorb moisture and vapor in some situations, requiring the use of a vapor barrier over other types of insulation in those cases. In general, however, spray foam is a very efficient and durable insulation option for most residential projects.

As a certified Owens Corning Energy Expert, Quality Insulation understands the science behind the building envelope and can help homeowners make informed decisions about their home’s insulating needs. High-quality insulation reduces the amount of heated or cooled air that escapes a home, resulting in lower utility bills and a more comfortable indoor environment throughout the year.

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