What are the Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation?

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When you hear “insulation”, what comes to mind? A solid pink or white material in rectangular shapes? A product made of recycled newspaper? Traditional insulation has its advantages. But another type of insulation has also gained attention: spray foam insulation. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider spray foam insulation for your home.

Four advantages to know

  • Spray foam insulation is great at filling in gaps and reducing air leaks.
  • When spray foam insulation fills in gaps, this can also help lessen moisture (and therefore help curtail mold).
  • Cutting down on air leaks can also help cut down energy costs.
  • Such efficient insulation can also help reduce noise – especially if you choose open-cell spray foam insulation.

Two main kinds of spray foam insulation

Spray foam insulation can either be closed-cell or open-cell. With the closed-cell variety, cells are very close together. The closed-cell type also contains a gas to help it get bigger and insulate. Closed-cell spray foam insulation is stronger than open-cell. It can also help make walls or ceilings stronger. However, closed-cell generally costs more.

Open-cell spray foam insulation, on the other hand, has air and broken cells. It’s less dense. As we mentioned above, open-cell is a good choice if you would like to reduce noise. If you use open-cell spray foam insulation, you may need a deeper layer than if you use closed-cell.

Efficient insulation is so important for your home. It can help reduce heating bills in winter and air conditioning costs in the summer. It can even have further benefits, such as helping lessen noise. If you have any questions about what kind of insulation would be best for your unique situation, contact our team at Minnesota Exteriors. We’ll take the time to learn about your needs. We’ll help you evaluate the options, and we’ll guide you through the next steps. We’re a family-owned company that’s been serving Minnesota families for 70 years. Let us know how we can help.