When choosing the ideal spray foam insulation for your residential building, you should consider several factors. The main factor is whether the spray foam will effectively fill the areas of interest. Other factors that you may consider are density and the material’s R-value, which is the ability of an insulation material to resist heat flow.
There are two types of insulation; open-cell and closed-cell foam insulation. Open-cell foam is full of cells that aren’t entirely enclosed. The cells are deliberately left open to make them softer and more flexible.
Closed-cell foam consists of entirely closed cells. Open cell foam expands so much after application, meaning it can insulate even tiny and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your home.
Open cell foam insulation is also excellent for soundproofing your home, as a single application can fill the area between wall studs, making it suitable for residential spray foam insulation. It’s also more affordable than closed-cell foam.