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Comparing Open Cell & Closed Cell Spray Foam

Structure of the Foams Open cell spray foam is made up of tiny bubbles or cells that are torn apart and scattered. As a result of the cells being broken apart, air is able to fill those bubbles, creating a soft, angel food cake-like consistency. Open cell needs more water to be airy. Closed cell requires more of the foaming agents than open cell does to create a harder foam. [...]

By |2019-01-17T10:16:23-05:00November 1st, 2017|Insulation, Spray Foam Insulation|Comments Off on Comparing Open Cell & Closed Cell Spray Foam

The Thermal Resistance of RetroFoam

The thermal resistance, or R-Value, of insulation material, is used to help determine just how energy efficient the insulation material actually is. Fiberglass batt insulation, for example, has an R-Value of R-13 or a thermal resistance of 13. One thing to keep in mind with fiberglass batt insulation is it can degrade over time, which will make the thermal resistance weaker or nonexistent. If you left the front door of [...]

By |2019-02-04T12:56:22-05:00October 27th, 2017|Injection Foam Insulation, Insulation|Comments Off on The Thermal Resistance of RetroFoam

Which is More Important: Wall Insulation or Attic Insulation?

Torn between wall insulation or attic insulation? The answer is, you should do both. The average home needs to be insulated high, middle, and low. All three areas are important. This means you need to have attic insulation, wall insulation, and basement or crawlspace insulation to produce the greatest level of comfort and energy. You say, “Sounds great, but I am not made of money, so how much does wall [...]

By |2019-02-04T12:58:50-05:00November 17th, 2016|Blown-In Insulation, Injection Foam Insulation, Insulation, Spray Foam Insulation|Comments Off on Which is More Important: Wall Insulation or Attic Insulation?

How Do I Know What Insulation Materials I Need?

What home insulation materials should I use, you ask? Great question… The answer is, it depends. There are many different types of insulation to choose from, so first, you should ask yourself some questions: Are you looking to insulate your attic with spray foam or blown-in insulation? Do you want to insulate your walls, floors, or underfloor? Do you need to insulate a crawl space or insulate a basement? Do [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:01:47-05:00November 17th, 2016|Insulation|Comments Off on How Do I Know What Insulation Materials I Need?

Is Spray Foam Insulation Right for My Home?

Is spray foam insulation a good insulation choice for your home? Maybe… It depends on what you are trying to insulate and what the access is to do so. You have two options for insulating walls of your existing home. 1. Spray Foam The first option is to remove the drywall, paneling or other interior materials to open up the wall cavity and then you can use spray foam to [...]

By |2019-02-04T13:03:47-05:00November 15th, 2016|Insulation, Spray Foam Insulation|Comments Off on Is Spray Foam Insulation Right for My Home?

Fiberglass Insulation vs. Cellulose Insulation. Which is Better?

Which insulation should I use for my home: Cellulose Insulation or Fiberglass insulation? Great question and the answer is, “It depends.” As far as the industry, the EPA, and safety go, most agree there are no issues with either product. So, why choose cellulose insulation over fiberglass insulation or fiberglass over cellulose? Depends on the application. Cellulose can be dense packed and create better sound barrier per inch than fiberglass. [...]

By |2019-01-31T15:01:58-05:00November 15th, 2016|Insulation|Comments Off on Fiberglass Insulation vs. Cellulose Insulation. Which is Better?
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