Delaware winters are not for the faint of heart and Delaware summers are for the young at heart. During any time of year, you want to keep your home at its best. One important way to do that is to make sure your home is insulated properly for all types of weather with spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation is ideal for builders and homeowners looking for an all-in-one home insulating and air sealing solution. Unlike fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation expands when applied and completely fills a cavity to prevent air leakage and help keep energy bills low. It also provides additional stability to your home and improves the structural integrity of the building.
Contact our team at Delmarva Spray Foam, your insulation installation experts. We have been installing insulation foam in homes across Georgetown, Delaware and the Delmarva peninsula since 2002. We guarantee your spray foam insulation cost is a worthy investment that will be realized in a short time with improved energy bills and peace of mind.
At Delmarva Spray Foam we understand that the decision to insulate and air seal your home with spray foam insulation is an important one. Our spray foam insulation contractors will discuss with you which of our two types of spray foam would be the best upgrade for your home.
Exploring the Two Types of Spray Foam Insulation
Open Cell Spray Foam is less dense, as the cells in the foam are open rather than staying intact. This type of expanding foam insulation has a density of 0.5 pounds per cubic foot. It consists of cells of foam that are not completely closed — instead, the cells are broken, and air fills all the “open” space inside the material. Open cell spray foam insulation has an R-value of 3.4 to 4.5 per inch. (R-value or thermal resistance value, is how an insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.)
Closed Cell Spray Foam is denser than open cell spray foam, as the cells in the foam are closed. This increases the product’s R-value (closed cell spray foam insulation has an R-value of 5.4 to 7.2 per inch) and can contribute to building stability. This type of expandable foam has a density of 2.0 pounds per cubic foot. The cells are fully closed and packed tightly together — and they are filled with gas that helps the foam rise and expand. Closed cell insulation is very dense and therefore has greater insulating properties.
Don’t delay! If you are a Delaware resident, contact our professional team of insulation installation experts at Delmarva Spray Foam today to learn more about the types and cost of spray foam insulation and how our services can benefit your home!