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Open vs. Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation

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Comparing Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Insulation

When you evaluate open cell vs. closed cell insulation, there are cost differences that you may consider when designing your next project. A light density, open-cell spray foam insulation like Icynene Classic, can be installed at a significantly lower cost than a closed-cell foam in projects targeting the same R-Value* specification. Some restriction may apply with interior space limitations.

Let’s take a look at open-cell vs. closed cell insulation.

  • If the design is not limited by space constraints, Icynene Classic provides greater value per “R” required. Achieved R-22 in 2x6 walls (Steel Framing Members)
  • Icynene Classic foam is a proven performer that delivers cost effective solutions for many applications in today’s buildings
  • Code compliant design details are available for most applications
  • Icynene Classic spray foam has unique attributes that make it the best choice for some applications

* R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy. There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, and your fuel use patterns and family size. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.