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How does Spray Foam affect future plumbing or electrical work you may have done to your home? Written By Superior Insulation your Friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor in Buffalo, NY

How does it affect future plumbing or electrical work you may have done to your home?

 

Depending on type of spray foam used. Open cell spray foam is much softer than closed cell spray foam. Open cell also serves the purpose of being a vapor retarder (doesn't trap moisture in your home) and is much easier to fish a wire through.

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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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What is the cost of Spray Foam Insulation? Written by Superior Insulation of Buffalo, NY.

Initially the cost of spray foam insulation is higher than batt or blown in insulation.  However, over time the benefits far exceed any other type of insulation on the market today. 

Spray foam insulation can cut both your heating and cooling bills by 30-50%.  Here’s a review by one of our real clients:

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Is Spray Foam Insulation a Good Idea for a DIY Project? Written By Superior Insulation of Buffalo, NY

While every major home improvement store carries DIY kits of spray foam insulation it’s not a good idea for you to install it yourself. 

Spray foam insulation installation requires extensive experience and protective gear to avoid any hazards. 

Spray foam quickly expands and there is a very fine mist that gets on everything when it is installed.  Spray foam needs to be applied in a timely, efficient, and expert manner to have maximum results. 

Too much or too little spray foam can create problems. 

This is why a Professional Spray Foam Contractor is your best bet! Hiring a Professional Spray Foam Contractor gives you piece of mind and allows you the comfort of knowing things are being done right.

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