Open Cell/Closed Cell - Understanding the different spray foam types
Depending on local building codes, location and the climate, there are two different options available when it comes to selecting spray foam insulation. One has a sponge-like texture while the other is rigid and able to reject bulk water, which spray foam insulation material is right for your project and do they differ in performance?
Closed cell spray foam
Built tough, this rigid spray foam performs brilliantly in flood-prone areas since it can reject bulk water. Closed-cell foam can be used effectively in both interior and exterior applications such as continuous insulation applications where it can replace the commonly used rigid XPS foam boards.
Open cell spray foam
Consistently outperforming traditional insulation types, this spongy foam provides excellent thermal insulation and air sealing. Open-cell foam products can also provide sound attenuation and allows leaks to drain through them letting you identify leaks sooner for repair.
Icynene has developed a simple, easy to follow infographic that shows your clients the differences between the two types and how they both can provide consistent thermal comfort and air sealing year round.