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Open-Cell Foam Vs. Closed-Cell Foam: Which Home Insulation Is Best for You?

Gates, Monroe

When it comes to home insulation, Jag Insulation in Rochester, NY, can answer your questions and guide you in making the best choice for your circumstances. With more than 35 years of experience, the insulation company specializes in commercial and home insulation using advanced technology.

When insulating a home or business, Jag Insulation offers two forms of Spray Polyurethane Foam insulation—open-cell and closed-cell spray foam. Understanding what each one is and what the pros and cons are can help you make the right decision on your home’s insulation.

Open-Cell Foam Insulation

Open-cell foam can be an efficient form of insulation. Known as low-density foam, open-cell foam stops convection loops, protects against air infiltration, and provides excellent soundproofing quality. On the other hand, open-cell spray foam is made from low-density foam and requires proper ventilation. Open-cell foam must be vented properly to avoid mold and mildew problems.

Closed-Cell Foam Insulation

Also called high-density foam, closed-cell foam is durable and strong, offering more structural integrity to the building to which it is applied. It is also great for use in most climates, including humidity, hot weather, and snow. The biggest and only obvious drawback to using closed-cell spray is that it can work too well, sealing a structure more than is necessary. However, it can be corrected with tests and special techniques.

No matter which type of spray insulation you choose, Spray Polyurethane Foam insulation is one of the most efficient forms of insulation available. Odorless, it won’t shrink or settle, and it will increase the value of your home.

Our services also include installing home insulation to prevent ice dams and inspecting your roof and home for insulation problems using infrared cameras. One of our technicians can examine your attic or basement, suggest solutions, and work with you to install new insulation if needed. Call us at (585) 621-7040 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to learn more.

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