Spray Foam insulation has been around since the 1960’s, and has become extremely popular in the last decade. Our family operated team has decades of experience installing spray foam insulation, in just about anything you can imagine.
- Shipping containers
- Storage buildings
- Residential homes
- Commercial buildings
- Walk in coolers and freezers
- Metal buildings
Closed Cell foam has a slightly higher cost than open cell foam, but we believe it to be a much better value. It is a Class II Vapor Retarder, at only 1.5″ thick, and is THE ONLY FEMA Class 5 Rated Flood-Resistant Insulation. Closed cell foam also provides a substantial increase in strength to whatever it is applied to, thanks to it’s rigidity.
Closed cell foam is the insulation used in ice chests (including Yeti and Igloo), refrigerators, and freezers. It was also used on the NASA space shuttle external fuel tanks, keeping 395,000 gallons of liquid nitrogen at -420 degrees Fahrenheit while sitting on a launch pad in the Florida sun!
Open Cell foam is a lower cost alternative to Closed Cell foam. Open cell foam has become very popular for residential construction, and performs much better than traditional fiberglass or loose fill insulation, due primarily to the air-sealing capabilities of spray foam. While Open Cell foam is less expensive than Closed Cell foam, it does not provide any additional strength to a structure, and does not qualify as a vapor retarder. That being said, Open Cell foam is still a much better alternative to fiberglass or loose fill insulation, and can pay for itself in the form of energy savings.