Spray Foam Insulation

When installed by a professional, spray foam insulation creates a tight seal that reduces energy loss and saves money. It can help to keep you cozy during winter’s cold, and cool during summer’s heat. It also blocks outside noise and moisture. It is a premium product that costs more upfront, but it can pay for itself in lower energy bills within a short period of time.

Energy Efficiency with Spray Foam

A trained installer can choose between open- and closed-cell spray foam insulation. The type of foam chosen depends on the area that is being sprayed, the size of the project and personal preference. Open-cell spray foam has small pockets of air that don’t completely close, and it is softer and more flexible when dried. This type of foam is great for insulating attics, crawl spaces and rim joists in existing homes, pole barns and new construction projects. It can also be used in walls and ceilings to reduce sound transmission. Open-cell foam can absorb water and moisture, however, so it will need a vapor barrier in most applications.

Closed-cell spray foam insulation has smaller pockets of air that are fully enclosed, and it is harder and more rigid when dried. This type of spray foam is more expensive than its open-cell counterpart, but it is more effective and will provide a better return on investment. Closed-cell spray foam can also withstand more damage than open-cell foam, and it does not absorb moisture or vapor, so it doesn’t require a vapor barrier.
TCS Insulation & Coatings
“5558 Pine Beach Rd Unit 6 Brainerd, MN 56401

(218) 820-9340