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Closed Cell Foam Insualtion

Understanding Closed Cell Foam Home Insulation Service from American Insulation

Fort Worth – Dallas – Arlington – All North Texas

Insulation comes in many shapes, sizes, and textures. There are so many different kinds that can keep your attic and home protected from the elements, ensuring that your home is as safe as it can be. Each different type of insulation serves its own purpose, requires its own unique installation, and offers its own set of strengths. Knowing which insulation is best for your attic takes knowledge of both your attic and the insulation in question.

Understanding Closed Cell Foam

Cells are the bubbles that make up the foam that is used to insulate your home. A closed cell foam is made up of cells that are completely closed. Those cells are pressed together so that no air and moisture is able to get inside of the foam.

Since there is no room for the air or moisture to penetrate, that means this kind of foam is usually much more stable and rigid than the open cell foam counterpart. It is also much more dense, around 1.75 pounds per cubic foot.

The biggest difference between these two types of insulation cells is that closed cell foam is thinner when sprayed on. Because of this, you can apply multiple applications of the closed cell foam to achieve a greater R-value, which dictates how well the foam insulates.

Closed Cell Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Experts

Should you decide that a spray foam installation is the way to go, there is only one name to think of: American Insulation, LLC. We continue to serve the Arlington, TX area as we have for years.

Our technicians are some of the most experienced and dedicated in the industry, and we believe in the quality of service above all else. Our industry is a crowded one and the only way to truly separate from the rest of the competition is to be better than the rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Spray foam is much safer than you think. It’s a form of plastic with millions of gas bubbles inside. It actually hardens to a degree, so there are no particles for anyone to accidentally breathe in.

  • This is completely untrue. Polyurethane, which spray foam is made of, was founded over 80 years ago by a German scientist!

  • Mold prevention is perhaps one of the best benefits of this material. Because it does harden, water and moisture have a harder time penetrating the material, causing mold, damage and more.

  • Most typically, spray foam is made up of a polyurethane blend, which is just another way to say it’s a plastic-based material.

  • No, it is not. After 24 hours, any toxic chemicals or gasses will have dissipated, making spray foam completely safe for you and your loved ones. Even your pets!

  • During and some time after installation, there will be toxic fumes present. Our contractors use special equipment/covering to protect themselves and they will communicate to you the circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Closed-cell foam insulation is a denser spray foam with a higher R-value than open-cell foam. It comprises wholly enclosed and packed cells, creating a rigid and durable structure. This type of insulation provides excellent thermal resistance, moisture control, and structural support.

  • Closed-cell foam insulation is applied using a spray gun that mixes two liquid components to create the foam. The foam is sprayed onto the desired surface, quickly expanding and hardening into a solid layer. This process requires professional installation to ensure proper application and safety.

  • Closed cell foam insulation offers several benefits, including:

    1. Superior thermal performance due to its high R-value.

    2. Excellent moisture barrier, preventing water infiltration and mold growth.

    3. Enhanced structural strength, adding rigidity to walls and roofs.

    4. Effective air sealing, reducing energy loss, and improving indoor air quality.

    5. Long-lasting durability, ensuring insulation efficiency for many years.

  • Closed-cell foam insulation can be environmentally friendly. It helps reduce energy consumption by providing superior thermal insulation and air sealing, leading to lower heating and cooling costs and a reduced carbon footprint. Some closed-cell foams are manufactured using eco-friendly materials and blowing agents that minimize environmental impact.

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