Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Greg Kudrna | November 23rd, 2016

Spray Foam Insulation is one of the best forms of insulation on the market because it is excellent at temperature control and also reduces noise. The big advantage to spray foam insulation is that it creates an air barrier as well as insulating, so not as much air infiltration can occur.

Spray Foam Insulation Kansas City

Types of Spray Foam Insulation:

Spray foam insulation comes in two different types: open cell and closed cell.

With open cell, the tiny cells are not completely closed. It is a very good air barrier but does not provide any type of water vapor barrier. Open cell is less expensive than closed cell. It is usually used for interior walls because it provides sound reduction as well. It is not recommended for outdoor applications.

Closed cell spray foam insulation is much denser. It has a smaller, more compact cell structure. It is a very good air barrier as well as a water vapor barrier. It can be used anywhere in the home.

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:

Spray foam insulation saves on energy costs which lowers utility bills. Buildings treated with spray foam insulation typically insulate as much as 50% better than traditional insulation products.

Insulation that is sprayed in buildings protects against moisture, which provides the benefit of reducing the chance of harmful mold and mildew. Eliminating mold growth reduces the likelihood of rotting wood in a home, and allergic reactions to mold spores as well.

In addition to building temperature control and moisture control, spray foam insulation also reduces noise. Foam insulation in a building’s roof, floor or walls reduces airborne sound transfer.

Homes treated with spray insulation often qualify for state and federal tax deductions.

 

Spray Foam Insulation Contractors in Kansas City

We hope that helps clarify some questions you may have had about insulation. We will be happy to talk to you further to help you decide which type of insulation is best for your Kansas City home. The important thing to remember is that the effectiveness of insulation depends more on the quality of installation than the material used. Tests show that a mere four percent gap from poorly installed insulation can cut your insulation’s performance in half! At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces, we understand this. Our technicians are thoroughly trained, obtain regular re-certifications throughout their careers, and understand the complexity and importance of insulation. Call us for professional insulation for your Kansas City home – 913-764-4600.

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