Is Cheaper Insulation Better?
Spray foam insulation has many advantages compared to alternative insulation products such as fiberglass and cellulose. Even though it may seem advantageous at first glance to go the cheaper route, here are a few reasons to select spray foam over fiberglass and cellulose.
With fiberglass, more than 30 percent of air can escape through it. Fiberglass insulation doesn’t hold up as well to heat, and its R-Value begins to diminish over time. The fiberglass batts are also more difficult to achieve full insulation coverage due to the fact they cannot cover small nooks and crannies.
Over time, cellulose insulation can pack down and generate pockets. This allows for more heat and cold to pass through, which is the opposite of what you want to achieve. Another potential drawback to cellulose is that it can soak up moisture in enclosed spaces. This can drastically lower the insulation’s R-value and can cause mold or mildew buildup.
Bottom line, spray foam performs better when it comes to tackling moisture. This is precisely why Central States Foam and Coating prefers offering spray foam insulation services in Wisconsin, over any other insulation product.
Closed Cell Foam Insulation
At Central States Foam and Coating, we focus primarily on closed cell foam insulation, which uses a much denser material compared to open cell foam. One of the primary advantages of using closed cell over open cell is that zero moisture can pass through closed cell. The cells are pressed together in such a way that moisture and air cannot permeate them. It is for this reason that the closed cell is much more rigid and stable. Closed cell foam insulation also carries twice the R-Value to open cell foam, ensuring an overall greater insulation performance.
SOME OTHER ADVANTAGES OF USING CLOSED CELL INSULATION INCLUDE:
This is a pole building with 3 inches of 2lb closed cell foam insulation sprayed to exterior walls and roof deck.
The next time you’re looking for spray foam insulation services in Wisconsin, or anywhere in the Midwest, contact Central States Foam and Coatings. Call us at 864-593-6140 today and schedule an appointment with one of our team members.