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November 3, 2019

Insulation Foam: Where and How To Use It

Typical insulation materials are fiberglass, cellulose insulation, and spray foam insulation. Each of these options is good for certain projects. Spray foam insulation great option as it is proven to be energy-efficient and long-lasting. In this article, we are going to discuss the basics of spray foam insulation and common uses.

Spray Polyurethane Foam, also known as spray foam insulation, is created by mixing chemicals to create foam. There are two types of spray foam insulations to consider. Open cell foam is going to be more flexible and softer, where closed cell foam is going to be a harder more stable foam. Before choosing which foam insulation you are going to use, consider the project. If you are insulating an entire wall, closed cell foam is going to be the better choice. However, if you are trying to insulate small hard to reach places, open cell foam would be a great option.

Now, let’s discuss what it can be used for. As mentioned, spray foam insulation can be the perfect insulation for projects both large and small. Here is a list of just a few great uses for spray foam insulation.

Drafts – Spray foam insulation is the best insulation for putting a stop to that draft around your window. With an airtight seal, spray foam insulation is not only extremely efficient in this scenario, but it's also easily applied.

Noise – Spray foam insulation offers a simple way to reduce noise transfer through ceilings and walls. While there are other options out there for soundproofing, spray foam insulation offers a simple way to reduce the noise.

Water – Also great for keeping water out, spray foam insulation is water-resistant and water repellent. Some good uses of spray foam insulation for water would be sealing leaks around piping, windows and in some minor cases, foundation leaks.

These are just some of the common uses for spray foam insulation, but the list goes on and on. Do you have questions about spray foam insulation and if it is the best fit for your next project? Visit us at Fischer Lumber. Our staff will walk you through what you need to finish the job. Call us at 618-259-7434 or visit us at 210 N. Shamrock Street in East Alton.