The Advantages of Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is a highly effective material for preventing heat transfer into and out of one’s home. There are two primary types of spray foam insulation—open-cell spray foam insulation and closed-cell spray foam insulation. Open-cell spray foam insulation refers to a type of insulation made up of small bubbles, or cells, that are purposefully left open rather than being completely encapsulated. Before you make a decision on which type of spray foam insulation to choose, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the unique benefits each type offers. In this article, we’ll address some of the main advantages of open-cell spray foam insulation.
Open-cell spray foam insulation effectively blocks noise
For people who have noisy neighbors or who live next to a busy road, open-cell spray foam insulation is a great option. In addition to insulating your home, it also doubles as a sound-absorbing material. In fact, open-cell spray foam insulation is the most effective type of insulation at blocking noise. In addition to reducing airborne noise, it can also diminish flanking noise, which originates inside walls—an example of flanking noise is loud plumbing. It does so by tightly sealing any and every crack through which sound could travel, which effectively muffles noises to create a quieter environment.
It expands considerably
One of the main advantages of open-cell spray foam insulation is that it expands significantly after application. Due to this considerable expansion, it’s better able to fill small cracks and other difficult-to-reach areas. It’s can therefore create a more comprehensive airtight seal in the area in which it’s applied for highly effective insulation.
It’s softer and more flexible
Unlike closed-cell spray foam insulation, open-cell spray foam insulation is softer and more flexible. Some households value a rigid type of insulation that can enhance the sturdiness of their walls, but a more flexible type of insulation also has its benefits. For example, more flexible insulation can better combat air seepage by providing a snugger fit in hard-to-reach areas.
If you’re interested in installing open-cell spray foam insulation in your home, Paragon Protection can help. With years of experience in spray foam insulation, we have become Chicagoland’s leading and most trusted spray foam insulation company. For more information regarding our insulation services and spray foam roofing systems in Crystal Lake, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, and McHenry—or for a complimentary quote—contact us today.