Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation is an expandable formula that is spray or pour applied and has an R-Value of 3.7 per inch. Unlike Closed Cell which has a hard-curing result, Open Cell cures as a flexible solution which is great for insulation and retaining sound. Open Cell Spray Foam is mostly 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.
Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation is the one of the best expandable spray foam insulating product available. It has an R value of 7 per inch, provides an airtight seal, works as a moisture barrier and
provides structural integrity. Closed cell is also a structural hard finish and will keep the integrity of the space it is spray on. Closed Cell Spray Foam is mostly used in Renovations, Crawl Spaces, Basements, Pole Barns, Metal, Concrete, or anywhere that moisture is present. It can be used in home as a better form of insulation is Walls, Attics, Garages, etc. Closed Cell Insulation is the most energy efficient form of
insulation that one could use in their home.
Traditional Fiberglass is a type of fiber primarily composed of glass that is used in a wide variety of applications and is a thermal insulator. Fiberglass is an attractive choice for home insulation because it poses a No Fire Hazard and is on the cheaper end of the spectrum. Fiberglass is the less cost-effective way to insulate your home or building but is not considered the most efficient like 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.
Cellulose insulation is plant fiber or recycled material used in wall and roof cavities to insulate and reduce noise vibrations. Cellulose has an R-Value of 3.2-3.8 per inch. 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.
Retrofit insulation is insulation that is installed in a pre-existing home. A good way to lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable is installing retrofit insulation and making sure your home is properly air sealed. RetroFitting Insulation can differ from new home insulation, but generally the materials are Fiberglass, Cellulose, Spray Foam, or Radiant Barrier.
Soundproofing material consists of Mineral Wool material that absorbs sound and slows down transmittance from one area to another. 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.