Insulation Foams

Liquid and spray foams can be an integral part of any insulation project. They are sprayed or poured materials that become rigid later, making them a particularly flexible solution to many different projects. Foam insulations consist of plastic or cement components.

Foam insulation can be more expensive than some traditional methods of insulation, but it provides quality that matches the price. Foam insulation often has a higher R-value, and it has better weather resistance than other materials.

Uses of Foam Insulations

Foam insulations are a flexible solution, that is not only apt for building, but also renovation projects. Some spray foams are even suitable DIY tools that can be used quickly and easily.

Spray foams are suitable for enclosed walls, new cavities, and even unfinished floors with cracks and openings. It is easy to spray a liquid foam to enclosures of any shape and size, regular or irregular. They block effectively small holes and deficiencies in existing insulations.

No need to open walls or commit to extensive renovation project – a simple spray can solve a host of issues, in some cases, even without certified professionals. Foam insulations are used with high-pressure sprays and foaming agents.

Different Types of Foam Insulations

There are two main groups of spray foam insulations, open-cell and closed-cell ones. Closed-cell foams consist of closed cells that fill with gas to expand them, whereas open-cell foams consist of less dense cells that fill with air.

Closed-cell foams have a higher insulation capacity typically, but it is often more expensive to use due to its higher density. Open-cell foams are lighter and more budget-friendly, but they should only be used where humidity is not a significant problem.

Type of foam also dictates how it can be used. Some foams can be sprayed, whereas some must be injected as a liquid. Some are flexible and can be applied in any way necessary.