Frequently Asked Questions
While both are insulations, their physical characteristics are entirely different. Fiberglass is not an air barrier and lets energy escape. Spray foam fills every space in the framing, and seals the house while insulating it. The fact that Spray foam is worth it resonates in our testimonial letters.
Can spray foam be sprayed in an existing home?
Yes, with certain conditions. Every home is different. We are happy to provide you with detailed options as to where and how spray foam can be used to improve your thermal performance and comfort level.
What is the difference between open cell and closed cell foam?
Open cell foam is identified as a 0.5 pounds per cubic foot. It is made up of tiny cells of foam that are not completely closed. The cells are broken and air fills all of the “open” space inside of the material. This makes the foam have a soft feeling. Open Cell foam has an average r-value of 3.7 per inch.
Closed cell foam is a 2.0 pounds per cubic foot. The cells are closed and packed tight together. They are filled with gas that helps the foam rise and expand. Closed Cell foam is a greater insulator due to its denser properties. Closed Cell foam has an r-value of 5.4 to 7.2 per inch.
How is spray foam better than traditional fiberglass?
Spray foam is applied in a liquid form, and then expands. As the foam is expanding it conforms to and fills every single nook, cranny, crevice, hole, crack and gap to create a continued thermal envelope. Spray foam insulation adheres to any clean, dry surface and will not shrink, settle or disintegrate over time.