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Open Cell Foam Insualtion

Open Cell Foam Insulation Service for Home insulation from American Insulation

Fort Worth – Dallas – Arlington – All North Texas

Not all insulation is created equally. For most of us, we just think of it as that pink stuff in our attic, but it does so much more. The insulation in our homes is responsible for regulating the temperature inside and helping to keep the elements out. There are also different kinds of spray foam that can be applied to ensure maximum coverage. These types are referred to as open cell and closed cell foam. Knowing the difference is important, especially if you decide to go with open cell foam.

What Is Open 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.

Open 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

  • Open-cell foam insulation is a spray foam insulation characterized by its low density and open-cell structure. This means the cells within the foam are not entirely enclosed, allowing air to fill the spaces within the material. It is soft, flexible, and expands significantly upon application, providing effective thermal and acoustic insulation.

  • Open cell foam insulation is versatile and can be used in various areas of a building, including:

    • Interior walls: For soundproofing and thermal insulation.

    • Attics and ceilings: To prevent heat loss and improve energy efficiency.

    • Crawl spaces: To insulate and reduce moisture issues.

    • Around ducts and pipes: For additional insulation and to prevent air leaks.

  • Open cell foam insulation offers several benefits, including:

    • Cost-effectiveness: Generally, it is less expensive than closed-cell foam.

    • Excellent sound absorption: Its open cell structure dramatically reduces noise transmission.

    • Flexibility: It can expand to fill irregular spaces and hard-to-reach areas.

    • Vapor permeability: It allows moisture to pass through, reducing the risk of condensation build-up.

    • Eco-friendly: Often made with water-based blowing agents, which are less environmentally harmful.

  • Open cell foam insulation offers several advantages over traditional insulation materials like fiberglass or cellulose:

    • Better air sealing: It expands to fill gaps and cracks, providing a more airtight seal.

    • Superior soundproofing: Its open cell structure effectively reduces noise transmission.

    • Enhanced flexibility: Can fit into irregular and hard-to-reach spaces.

    • Long-lasting performance: It does not settle or degrade over time, maintaining its insulating properties for many years.

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