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Spray Foam & Rigid Foam Insulation Comparison Near Charleston, Lexington, Georgetown

Spray Foam vs. Rigid Foam Insulation in Johnson City & Asheville

When it comes to foam insulation, it comes in many forms. All types of foam insulation provide maximum R-value protection, but some types are a better fit for your home or office than others. Fortunately, the insulation experts at Mohr Foam Insulation can explain the differences in detail and help you choose the right type of insulation for your home or office.

While open-cell spray foam is softer and more flexible, seeping easily into cracks and crevices, closed-cell spray foam that requires two components to be mixed at the application nozzle. This results in rigid foam insulation that helps solidify the structural integrity of your building while keeping it airtight.

Insulation is essential for energy efficiency, and nobody knows insulation better than Mohr Foam. Simply give us a call at 844-407-0868 or contact us online when you need more information. We are your local insulation contractor that provides insulation with versatility and maximum R-Value in Johnson City, Kingsport, Asheville, and other cities that we serve.

Mohr Helps You Find Out Which Insulation is Right for Your Property in Kingsport

Spray foam and rigid foam both are useful in making your property energy-efficient. Therefore, it can be difficult to decide whether spray foam or rigid foam is best for a particular application. To answer that question, let us have a look at the benefits and the disadvantages of both foam options.

The Pros & Cons of Spray Foam

Spray foam provides both insulation and air sealing. The foam expands to fill gaps and cracks, providing an impressive R-value of about R-7, depending on the formulation. Foaming can be done in a fraction of the time it takes to cut, fit, and seal rigid board insulation.

However, spray foam is messier to install than rigid foam. There can be oversprays into areas that must be removed. During the installation process, respirators and protective clothing must be worn. If the insulated area is adjacent to a living space, occupants must vacate premises until foam cures -- typically within two hours.

Rigid foam also provides insulation and air sealing, but the seams between the foam panels are sealed with tape. It's less messy to install and the thickness of the foam varies depending on the application & R-value requirements. During installation, it is safe to handle and there are no harmful components emitted during installation. Some rigid foam panels (like SilverGlo™, for example) include a radiant barrier for additional energy savings.

However, the R-value of rigid foam varies. It can be as low as R-3.8, or as high as R-8. It is more time-consuming to install rigid foam in most settings and, sometimes, a single-component spray foam must be applied around the edges of rigid foam to seal and hold the panel in place.

Trust Mohr Foam to Insulate Your Home in Kingsport, Johnson City, Asheville, & Blacksburg

Mohr Foam Insulation is a family-owned business. At Mohr, we are trained, licensed, and certified insulation installers who specialize in spray foam insulation. We can also identify the other major areas in your home that are depleting your home's energy. Give us a call at 844-407-0868 for a spray foam consultation and Free Estimate or click here to make an appointment. For years, we have been your trusted insulation contractor in BooneJohnson CityAshevilleKnoxvilleBristol, and dozens of other cities within our service area.

 

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