Open Cell Insulation
What is Open Cell Insulation?
Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation is an expandable formula that is spray applied and has an R-Value of 3.9 per inch.
Unlike Closed Cell which has a rigid-curing result, Open Cell cures as a flexible solution that is great for insulation and retaining sound. Open Cell Spray Foam is most commonly used in New Construction Homes, Attic/Roofs, Basement Ceilings/Box Beams, and Exterior Walls. It is one of the best energy-efficient procedures for insulating your home.
Efficiency Rating: 44%: (source)
Closed Cell Insulation
What is Closed Cell Insulation?
Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation is one of the best expandable spray foam insulating products available due to its ability to slow the flow of heat, its airtight seal, and moisture barrier capabilities.
Closed-Cell Insulation is good for:
- Tight spaces
- Crawl spaces
- Industrial buildings
- Metal buildings
Closed Cell Insulation has an R-value of 7 per inch, meaning that its energy-efficient rating is excellent. Closed Cell also provides an airtight seal, and works as a moisture barrier and vapor barrier while providing upwards of 27lbs per square inch to the area covered. Closed Cell is also a rigid hard finish and will keep the integrity of the space it is sprayed on. Closed Cell Spray Foam is commonly used in metal buildings, barns, Renovations, crawl spaces, basements, Metal, Concrete, or anywhere that moisture is present. It can be used in homes as a better form of insulation in walls, attics, garages, etc. Closed Cell Insulation is the most energy-efficient form of insulation that can be applied for insulation purposes.
Efficiency Rating: 92%
Fiber Glass Insulation
What is Fiber Glass Insulation?
Traditional Fiberglass Insulation is a type of fiber primarily composed of glass that is used in a wide variety of applications and is a thermal insulator.
Fiber Glass Insulation is the most economical approach to insulation, however, it is not the most cost effective when factoring energy savings that could be lost.
Fiberglass is a common choice for home insulation because it is less expensive than Spray Foam Insulation. Fiberglass is the less cost-effective way to insulate your home or building but is not considered the most efficient as Open Cell or Closed Cell. Fiberglass as an insulator slows the spread of heat, cold, and some sound in structures. The material does this by trapping pockets of air, keeping rooms warm in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Efficiency Rating: 32% (source)
What is CEllulose Insulation?
Cellulose Insulation is derived from plant fiber or recycled material used in wall and roof cavities to insulate and reduce noise vibrations.
Cellulose Insulation is great for certain residential and commercial use cases. It is commonly used to fill in cavities within attic floors and walls. It is not recommended to use Cellulose insulation on metal building projects.
Cellulose has an R-Value of 3.2-3.8 per inch, meaning that its energy efficiency rating is mid-range. When filling cavities, cellulose can achieve a greater fill and cover more surface area than traditional fiberglass insulation. Cellulose is environmentally friendly and is composed of natural materials therefore it does not degrade, does not lose R-Value in extreme cold and poses no health concerns. Cellulose can only be installed through a specific machine and can only be installed in closed cavities walls or ceilings.
Efficiency Rating: 36% (source)
What is Retrofit Insulation?
Retrofitting a building or home with insulation is basically just re-insulating it.
Retrofit Insulation is good for existing structures like residential and commercial buildings that need attic insulation. It’s also great for renovations on buildings that are being completely gutted and need insulation before drywall.
New construction insulation normally is referring to the insulation that happens to be installed during the construction of a building or home. It is much easier and cost-effective to insulate a building or home that is being built, but there are times that retrofit insulation is needed as insulation can settle over time. It could also be installed incorrectly, and if that is the case, then you will have to upgrade it later to be able to enjoy the benefits such as a more comfortable home year-round and energy savings. If you happen to be building a custom home, that is one thing that you will be most likely asked about. But if you happen to be moving into a home that was built before the 1970s, then there is a really good chance that it isn’t insulated or it doesn’t actually have enough insulation.
What is Soundproofing Insulation?
Soundproofing material consists of Mineral Wool material that absorbs sound and slows down transmittance from one area to another.
Soundproofing Insulation is excellent addition to Closed Cell Insulation for metal homes and buildings that have high noise levels from weather, neighbors, and other environmental factors.
The materials used help prevent sound transmittance from room to room or level to level. It acts as a barrier and can absorb/suppress the vibration of noise. Soundproofing is used in new construction or renovated homes and cannot be installed once the walls have been closed by sheetrock.
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