Injection Foam Insulation
For many people, when they look at spray foam versus injection foam, they think it is all the same. You, yourself are probably thinking this as well. So, what is the difference? While it is true, both create an air barrier in your home or shop space that allow for a more stable interior climate, and give you energy savings. The similarities stop there. They vary very much when it comes to the other aspects which are installation, the products themselves, and how they perform.
Where and how they are installed are different. When it comes to injection foam, this is used primarily in enclosed areas of preexisting walls. The best part you do not need to remove the old insulation and can be injected through a tiny hole. From there, the foam will expand and fill in the area giving you great brand new insulation for your home or other building. All without damaging your walls.
R-Value Difference And Air Seal
The R-value of the two products can be a little different, but this does not tell you the whole story. The more important factor is with the air seal. What is an air seal? This seal is the prevention of air or vapor from getting in or out. Injection foam will get in, and with professionals, you are guaranteed a thorough filling of your walls. However, even we cannot get into every part based on the way walls are constructed. Also, this is where in this case spray foam is better as the walls are not in the wall from covering every little surface.
Open-Cell Or Closed-Cell
Spray foam comes as either an open-cell or closed-cell. Injection foam, on the other hand, is only available as open-cell. What does this matter? It is a matter of needs and use. Open cell is lightweight, and easy to work with for insulation. Closed-cell is very rigid and denser. Why you would need either is better with discussion, and one of our experts will gladly help you with what you may need. Another key difference is that open-cell is by nature moisture permeable, but a good product will only retain about five percent of its weight in water. Closed-cell, on the other hand, is entirely one-hundred percent moisture-proof. Open-cell is suitable for most home because it allows for some movement with your structure. While closed-cell is better for areas where they may not be interior walls, and a more firm structure demand is needed. This reason is why injection foam is open-cell as for most applications it is for your home.
We Have You Covered
No matter what you need when you have preexisting walls, the best way to get new and improved insulation in those walls is with injection foam. It only requires small pilot holes to inject the foam in and will not create a large amount of pressure on your structure as it is also a non-expanding foam.
When you need injection foam, then we are the professionals you can trust to do it right.