Spray foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation
When it comes time to actually put the foam product in your home, cottage or commercial building, our closed-cell spray foam will meet all of your requirements and expectations and is one of the most popular installation methods we offer at Armour Shied Insulation.
Because of its dense nature, spray foam completely fills in any and all air pockets and drafts within a home, creating a much more comfortable and energy-efficient dwelling. Spray foam is also utilized a lot in areas that are harder reach, so that you can rest assured no areas will be missed, leaving you with a perfectly insulated home.
Some of the areas of a home that could benefit from spray foam insulation include:
- Crawl spaces
- Around windows and doors, pipes and ducts
R-Value. What is it and why is it important?
The industry measures insulation resistances to conductive heat flow by rating it according to its thermal resistance, or otherwise referred to as its R-value. The higher the R-value is, the better the material insulates. A high R-value results in a higher effectiveness product.
The stated R-value also depends on the type of insulation, density and thickness. For some types of insulation, the R-value also depends on aging, temperature, and moisture.
Spray foam insulation the highest R-Value per inch compared to any other type of insulation, making it the most popular choice when it comes to energy efficiency.
Open-Cell vs Closed-Cell Spray Foam
-There are two types spray foam insulation available on the market today: open cell and closed-cell. Here at Armour Shield Insulation we only offer closed-cell spray foam, as it is far superior for insulation purposes than open-cell.
Open-Cell Spray Foam
Open-cell spray foam is good choice for those looking for sound proofing options between rooms and floors; however, it is no longer allowed in basements as an insulation product as it absorbs water and has a very low R-Value.
Closed-Cell Spray Foam
Closed-cell spray foam on the other hand, is higher-density foam, heavier and stronger, and therefore more apt to resist air or water vapour leakage without the need of a plastic barrier. It offers the highest R-Value of 6 per square-inch and is also an effective sound barrier within the home.