Spray Foam Insulation 101: An Introduction
When it comes to insulating your home, especially in the colder months of the year in a part of the country like Vermont, you need to be able to trust the insulation you choose. There are a few different types of insulation on the market, including fiberglass, cotton batting, and spray foam. Spray foam is by far the easiest to install, as it can simply be sprayed on. It’s also versatile and can offer excellent R-value and energy efficiency.
Maybe you’ve just heard about spray foam insulation or you’ve been considering it for a while. Whatever the case may be, let’s discuss what spray foam insulation can do for your home.
How It Works
As the name might suggest, spray foam insulation is a formula made up of diverse and versatile polyols that sprays onto the spaces within the walls and expands as it dries to fit into tight corners. It’s easy to install in any room that might need insulation. It also offers a smoother finish than other forms of insulation, because it’s so versatile and adaptable to its environment.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Besides the easy installation, there are a number of benefits to be found in using spray foam insulation. It offers significant R-value due to its comprehensive nature, which can help your home to feel more comfortable in the winter with lower heating bills. That makes this type of insulation energy efficient. Closed cell spray foam in particular is dense enough to resist the effects of weather, and it emits no ozone-depleting chemicals or greenhouse gases. GacoOnePass — the brand of spray foam insulation that we offer at Jancewicz & Son — uses naturally renewable and recycled materials for added sustainability, which is just one other way that it boasts low Global Warming Potential (low GWP).
Open Cell Spray Foam vs. Closed Cell Spray Foam
Why choose closed cell spray foam? This is one of two different types of spray foam available, the other being open cell spray foam. Open cell spray foam is lighter and expands further, making it more pliable. However, it is more porous so the R-value is lower. If you’re looking for strong insulation that keeps your home truly comfortable during Vermont winters, closed cell spray foam is the way to go. It’s dense and more rigid, but that also makes it more weather resistant and energy efficient.
Interested in learning more about spray foam insulation from Jancewicz & Son? Contact us today for more information.