Foam insulation is a very versatile and cost effective product that can be used in a number of applications. This type of insulation is available in a variety of densities and can be sprayed into wall cavities and gaps to provide great insulating qualities. Closed cell foams contain trapped gas bubbles that make them very effective in increasing the insulation properties of the material. These bubbles are locked in place due to the high density of the foam material which makes it strong and durable. This type of insulation is also very good at reducing drafts and keeping in regulated temperatures which helps reduce mold growth.
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One of the main benefits of closed cell spray foam is its fire resistance. This type of spray foam is very resistant to flame and smoke, and will cling to walls to prevent the spread of fire through a building. It also offers a lot of protection against water damage, as it is impervious to heavy acid and detergents and will float in liquids.
Another benefit of closed cell foam is that it can be sprayed to a certain depth and will create its own vapor barrier, unlike open cell spray foams which will need a vapor barrier in the traditional sense. This is a very important benefit in situations where there are challenges meeting building code R-Value requirements due to the depth of the wall. Closed cell foams are also much more rigid and stronger than open foams which make them ideal for use in construction projects as well as repairing existing walls.