Spray foam insulation today becomes a great alternative to traditional building insulation, for example, fiberglass. It is a two-component mixture which is composed of polyol and isocyanate resin. When you use special spray foam equipment these two components come together at the tip of a gun, and so form an expanding foam which is actually sprayed onto roof. It can be applied to most modern roof coverings, including concrete, wood, metal, fiberglass, and is also frequently used on the wall cavities; it is also sprayed through holes which are drilled in into a cavity of an already finished wall.
Spray equipment experts explain that today this material is categorized into two main types: open cell and closed cell.
Open cell spray foam insulation
This is a type of foam that has not completely closed tiny cells. Experts say that on the market such foam and so equipment for it are much less expensive because much less chemicals are used for its production. Though it is cheaper this material is a very good air barrier though it cannot be used as water vapor barrier. In general it has like sponge-like appearance. According to the contractors, this type of spray foam is mostly used for interior walls as it can provide the house with great sound reduction. They do not recommend using it for any outdoor applications.
Closed cell foam insulation
Closed cell foam insulation if compared to the open cell is much denser. Its cell structure is smaller and more compact. It is well-known as a great air and water vapor barrier. This is the most frequent modern material for roofing projects and any other outdoor applications, but in fact can be used anywhere in the house.
Professionals explain that spray equipment insulation helps you save on energy costs and so lower your utility bills. According to the studies held in the USA and Canada you can save up to 40% of a home’s energy because these are the loses coming as the result of air infiltration going through walls, doorways and windows. All you need to do is treat the building with spray foam insulation and get up to 50% better insulation in the house if compared to traditional insulation products.
According to the experts in spray equipment the best way of insulating your hose is by using professional spray foam equipment. If you do not plan to become a pro insulator, you can either rent it or look for used spray foam equipment and so save a lot of money on getting it for your house. They claim that if getting used equipment and using it for only one house, this used spray foam equipment does not lose price and so you can sell it for almost the same money as you bought it, saving a lot on renting costs.
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