Spray foam insulation has the advantage of filling even the tiniest holes and preventing rodents from entering your house (you can cross out that pest control bill from your list). It’s not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for your health because it decreases the chances of inhaling toxic substances. Spray foam insulation is a close relative to foam board insulation in that the materials are somewhat similar, since there are foam core boards constructed from the same foam spray foam is made of, and the philosophy behind it is closely related to foam board insulation, operating in a similar manner.Do you want to learn more? learn why
Expanding foam is, in several ways, the spray variant of its parent, each with its own set of benefits. Unlike rigid foam board insulation with foam core boards, expanding foam is sprayed from a gun over the areas that need to be insulated, covering every shape of the area and getting into any gaps or openings, even those that are difficult to reach or even invisible. Expanding spray foam insulation is made from a polyurethane-like material. Polyurethane foam, which is normally sprayed from a can, is widely used to close the spaces around windows and doors. Since the foam expands after application, it takes the rigid form of the area it was sprayed in, it only requires a small amount of material to seal the said areas. Working on a similar concept, it’s simpler to instal than foam board insulation because it doesn’t need special fittings, sticks to the surface it’s applied to, and doesn’t need special seals to avoid unnecessary draughts like foam board insulation does. One to the drawbacks of using this type of insulation is that it requires the use of specialised equipment to instal. If you only plan to use this form of insulation on a small scale, it could be more cost-effective to rent the equipment or hire a professional team to do it for you.