5 Benefits of Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation – with Video

I’ve been in quite a few modular factories that have closed-cell insulation options listed in their price lists. It’s not cheap and it’s not as easy to install as fiberglass batts but it really does quite a good job of improving your next modular or prefab project.

Spray foam insulation comes in two forms: closed-cell and open-cell. Open-cell reminds me of styrofoam, hence the name Open-Cell. Closed-cell insulation is a more rigid and durable material that offers a number of benefits over open-cell insulation.

Here are the five best benefits of using closed-cell spray foam insulation:

Higher R-Value & Energy Efficiency: The R-Value of an insulation material measures its ability to resist heat flow. Closed-cell spray foam has a higher R-Value than open-cell spray foam, which means it can better insulate your home and save you money on your energy bills.

Moisture Barrier: Closed-cell spray foam is a moisture-resistant material that can help to prevent mold and mildew growth. This can improve the indoor air quality of your home and protect your home from water damage.

Eco-Friendly: Closed-cell spray foam is made from polyurethane, which is a recyclable material. This makes closed-cell spray foam a more environmentally friendly choice than some other types of insulation.

Versatile: Closed-cell spray foam can be used in a variety of applications, including attics, walls, basements, and roofs. This makes it a versatile and convenient choice for homeowners and businesses.

Improved IAQ (Indoor Air Quality): Closed-cell spray foam creates an airtight seal that can help to improve the indoor air quality of your home. This is because it can help to prevent dust, pollen, and other allergens from entering your home.

If you are looking for an energy-efficient, moisture-resistant, and eco-friendly insulation material, closed-cell spray foam is a great option. It is versatile, and convenient, and can help to improve the indoor air quality of your home.

Here are some additional benefits of closed-cell spray foam insulation:

Reduces noise pollution. Closed-cell spray foam can help to reduce noise pollution from outside your home, making it a more peaceful and relaxing place to live.

Increases home value. Studies have shown that homes with closed-cell spray foam insulation sell for more money than homes without it.

Requires less maintenance. Closed-cell spray foam is a low-maintenance insulation material that does not need to be replaced as often as other types of insulation.

If you are considering adding alternative insulation to your next offsite or modular project, closed-cell spray foam is a great option to consider. It offers a number of benefits that can help you save money, improve your project’s energy efficiency, and improve your indoor air quality.

Gary Fleisher

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Gary Fleisher

Gary Fleisher, “The Mod Coach”, has been entrenched in the offsite construction industry for most of his life. Having started his career in the lumber industry, Gary spent decades working with manufactured and modular home producers and homebuilders. For the past 15 years his blog and LinkedIn postings have introduced thousands to the benefits of factory-built construction and have served as a forum for industry professionals to share insights and perspectives. Gary lives in Hagerstown, MD with his wife, Peg.

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