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How Is Polyurethane Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Different From Traditional Insulation? The most significant difference between Polyurethane Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation versus more traditional forms of insulation. Like fiberglass or cellulose, is that SPF (polyurethane spray foam) insulation provides an air barrier & thermal barrier all in one product. With closed-cell spray foam even offering a moisture barrier as well.
Because of the compound makeup of both fiberglass & cellulose, which only provides a thermal barrier with a much lower R-Value than Polyurethane Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation. You are really only benefitting from the cheaper price tag of fiberglass or cellulose. But what you’re not benefiting from is an air barrier & moisture barrier. As neither fiberglass, nor cellulose provide those.
This means that SPF (polyurethane spray foam) insulation does the job of providing thermal insulation (with a higher R-Value) and air sealing with one product. Plus eliminating condensation to prevent mold & mildew, whereas traditional forms of insulation do not provide any barrier to the flow of air. Nor do they provide any moisture barrier, and have a much lower R-Value. This is important for establishing a continuous and complete thermal/air/moisture barrier with your building envelope.
And unlike fiberglass and / or cellulose, Polyurethane Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation can provide up to 300% structural integrity of your home, commercial building, or agricultural facility.
Call Premier Spray Foam to learn more about how Polyurethane Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation. And to learn about different more traditional insulation types. We will be happy to walk you through the cost-saving benefits of spray foam insulation. As well as answer any questions you may have regarding your insulation needs. Go Green. Go Foam.