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Types of Spray Foam For Your Home

Deciding what type of insulation to install in your home can come with a high learning curve, when you’re looking at all of the available options. Most people are familiar with traditional insulation materials such as fiberglass and blown-in cellulose, but many have questions about more modern insulation materials, such as spray foam insulation. You may have heard that spray foam is an ideal choice for all sorts of residential applications, but what types of spray foam insulation are available?

Icynene, a company with award-winning spray foam insulation products, offers two main types of spray foam: open cell and closed cell spray foam. But what is the difference between open and closed cell spray foam insulation?

Icynene’s open cell spray foam insulation is a low-density spray foam, which allows it to remain soft and flexible, even after curing. This helps to maintain its ability to insulate and air seal, regardless of any natural settling that occurs in your home. It is ideal for using to fill  your home’s walls, attic roof and cathedral ceilings. Plus, it functions as an effective air barrier. Open cell spray foam also helps contribute to sound dampening .

In contrast, closed cell spray foam by Icynene is a medium density foam, which is rigid. It is ideal for small areas that have less space, but still need the same amount of insulation, because it has a higher R value per inch than open cell spray foam. In addition, closed cell spray foam has been identified by FEMA as a flood-resistant material.

Find a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area to help you discover more reasons to choose Icynene.

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