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Can I get a finished look with closed cell spray foam with the right applier? Q&A written by Superior Insulation your Friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor in Buffalo, NY

The Question from a Client:

Can I get a finished look with closed cell spray foam with the right applier?

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What does open & closed cell mean exactly? Written By Superior Insulation your Friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor in Buffalo, NY.

What does open & closed cell mean exactly? There are two forms of spray foam:

Open and Closed cell.

Open cell has a less dense molecular structure and closed cell has a more dense molecular structure.  Open cell spray foam is an air barrier and a vapor retarder. Commercial open cell is a spray on foam with thick thermal barrier that breathes enough to be safe but not enough to affect a thermostat. 

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How important is an insulation’s R-value and what exactly does that mean? Written by Superior Insulation in Buffalo, NY - Your friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor

In the U.S., R-Value is used to describe insulation and it simply means the measurement of thermal resistance. 

Thermal resistance is a measurement of temperature difference by which a material, in this case, spray foam insulation resists heat flow. 

Insulation with a higher R-Value provides a more effective barrier to heat loss.  Insulation with a higher R-Value leads to greater energy efficiency and cost savings, as long as the insulation is properly installed. 

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