Understanding the Difference Between Open and closed Cell Foam Insulation
When getting ready to have your house insulated you may hear the terms open and closed cell foam insulation, it is important to have at least a basic understanding of what these terms mean since each type of foam insulation is better for certain applications. Open cell insulation is where the tiny cells in the foam do not completely close this means that it allows air to fill in the gaps; it is weaker and softer feeling.
The closed cell foam insulation is much denser because the cells are closed and packed together tightly; this allows for a higher R-value and a better insulation as well as a resistance to leakage of air and water vapor. Closed cell foam insulation is more expensive because it requires more material however in a situation where there are small framing sizes or where insulation is needed in the roof this is overall your best choice. Eco Star Foam can help you decide the best type of insulation for your home as well as help you get it installed for more information visit our website.