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If you’re in need of insulation for residential or commercial applications in New Orleans, you’ve come to the right place.
As you’re likely aware, insulation comes in many types, each with their own unique qualities and use cases. A few common types include fiberglass, polyurethane, spray foams and cellulose.
How does a home or business owner decide which insulation best suits their needs?
It’s easy! Ask the experts. At Star Spray Foam Insulation, we want to help you make the best choices for all your insulation needs. We offer eco-friendly materials and high-quality services at affordable rates, and open and closed cell spray foam insulation to fit virtually any situation, need or budget.
One of the most popular choices among designers and architects today, spray foam insulation continues to beat our traditional options like fiberglass and SIPs. It’s more versatile, quite literally more flexible, and frankly, it just does the job better.
Don’t let the name scare you— spray foam is safer than materials like fiberglass. Mixed on-site and sprayed precisely, the foam will then expand to fill nooks and crannies. In the end, you have a more efficient and safe material saving you energy (and money).
However, the decision making doesn’t stop there! Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation can be further broken down into categories based on things like density, moisture barrier, and R-value. Two rather common types that come up in discussions are open cell and closed cell. So, what is the difference? Which works best?
Honestly, it depends on what you need your insulation to accomplish.
Like every job has the best tool to be used, so to does every property need certain insulation styles.
Open-cell insulation uses water as a blowing agent. This creates ‘bubbles’ to form as it hardens, leading to a lighter density that breathes better in vaporous atmospheres. It’s great for attic insulation and higher humidity climates.
Open cell also offers twice the noise reduction when compared to closed cell. Open cell is also an effective air barrier.
Advantages of Open-Cell Insulation include:
We’ll be honest: closed-cell is the more expensive choice. It has the best R-value per inch when compared to open-cell, cellulose, and fiberglass. While considered one of the best insulation materials available, you must be sure that the installation is handled by professionals. Improper installation can cause more harm than good in your property.
Scientists do warn that the installation may have a higher impact on global warming potential due to the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) composition. Basically, closed-cell uses carbon dioxide that is extremely potent when compared to open-cell; however, this material is typically installed in a thin film.
What is so great about closed-cell foam that people would risk the additional CO2? Let’s start with its strength. Closed-cell spray insulation foam can actually help strengthen walls, ceilings, and roofs. This foam is also ideal in colder climates— or in refrigeration rooms— due to its thickness and impermeability.
Closed-cell insulation also resists water degradation and moisture better than other materials.
Other advantages include:
Closed-cell insulation is also an ideal candidate for anyone in a flood-prone area.
Curious what insulation will work best in your property? Contact our professional insulators today to discuss your options! We can perform a thorough diagnosis and generate a report and work plan for your home or office.
We want to provide quality, top-rated service for all your insulation needs. However, we understand you may be skeptical— of course we want to make ourselves sound good! Luckily, you don’t have to take our word on its own. Our clients are more than happy to speak on our behalf, just take a look at these five-star reviews:
I was initially drawn to get my insulation done from a company that used organic methods to offer their services, as I am a big believer in economic sustainability. Great cause, great product. — Charlotte K.
They are really very professional, which is very important. When they were working on our insulation, I’ve never felt uneasy even with the men walking around the house. They were very polite, and they really just keep things very professional. Plus, they did a great job! — Bobby D.
There are so many insulation companies that I can choose from, but I went for Star Spray Foam because of the great reviews I’ve personally heard from colleagues and friends. And they were right, they deliver great work plus they educate their clients. It’s a great experience! — Hannah B.
Are you in need of spray foam insulation services? Perhaps you are interested in our energy audits? Give us a call today and become our next satisfied customer!
Brad Harris has worked in the residential building and home maintenance industries for two decades. After experiencing the fantastic qualities of spray foam insulation, he realized he had to bring this material— alongside quality, top-rated service— to New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
We do more than help you determine which type of insulation works best for your job. Let us help you reduce energy costs by up to 40% through our services!
Improve the air quality and climate control in your home or office with open-cell, closed-cell, or cellulose insulation. We will even remove old and failing insulation!
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Star Spray Foam Insulation
5826 Louis XIV St
New Orleans, LA 70124