Is Spray Foam Insulation a Good Choice?

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Spray Foam is so much more than insulation…
It’s a game changer.

  • Lower Your Energy Bills
  • Healthier Indoor Air Environment
  • Strengthen Your Home
  • Excellent Soundproofing Qualities
  • Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Reduce Damage From Wind-Driven Rain
  • Eliminate Cold or Hot Rooms
  • Eliminate Wood Floor Cupping
  • Gain Valuable Storage Space
  • Reduce Dust, Pollen, & Airborne Pollutants
  • Eliminate Pest & Insect Intrusion
  • Lower Your Insurance Costs
  • Raise Your Home Appraisal Value

Spray Foam Types Explained:
Open Cell vs. Closed Cell

Open Cell Foam: An upgrade from traditional insulations like fiberglass batts or blown cellulose, Texas Insulation’s Open Cell Foam creates an air seal to keep conditioned air indoors, and dust and pollen out.  In addition to its high insulating value, Open Cell Spray Foam is a leading soundproofing material and is excellent around home theaters, kitchens, or between floors.

Closed Cell Foam: Texas Insulation’s Closed Cell Foam cures to very dense hardened state, giving it the added benefit of strengthening the structure or roof up to 3 times, making it very popular in hurricane zones and storm prone areas. In addition to the energy saving benefits of Open Cell Foam, Closed Cell Foam is also a moisture barrier, making it the perfect choice for crawlspaces or basements.

Spray Foam Insulation Comparison

Closed Cell vs Open Cell

Spray Foam vs Traditional Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Heat Index Graph

When comparing Spray Foam Insulation to traditional fiberglass insulation, one of the most important factors is air sealing. During the installation process, Spray Foam expands to fill cracks and corners, creating a seal that keeps conditioned air inside, and unconditioned air outside. Most older attics also use a fan to attempt to vent the hot air out, adding to the loss of conditioned air that rises from living spaces below. 

The chart to the left illustrates the dramatic difference Spray Foam can make when replacing traditional fiberglass insulation. Think of fiberglass insulation as a sweater—adding another sweater won’t stop the wind from blowing through the gaps and openings in your house. Only air sealing can completely shield your home from costly leaks.