If you need to insulate your home, you’ve probably been doing some research on the different materials, trying to learn more about each one. You’ve undoubtedly read a lot about spray foam, which is one of the most commonly installed materials.
What is spray foam insulation made of? Keep reading to learn more!
How Spray Foam Insulation Is Made
What is spray foam insulation made of? Spray foam insulation is made by combining isocyanate and polyol resin into a foam. Polyurethane, a polymer made of organic units, is the most commonly used material for spray foam. Although polyurethane has been around since the 1940s (where it was used by the military for airplanes), it wasn’t used for insulation until the 1970s. Polyurethane spray foam contains a low-conductivity gas in its cells and is available in two forms:
- Open-cell (very effective sound absorber)
- Closed-cell (higher density, higher R-values)
Spray foam insulation is meant to provide an extremely tight seal and help protect against not only air leaks but also moisture. It can be installed in hard-to-reach areas, such as around wiring, and is used in both new construction and retrofit jobs.
Spray Foam Insulation Contractors Serving Huntsville & Decatur, AL
The American Insulation team installs spray foam in new houses. If you’re in Huntsville, Decatur or a surrounding area in Alabama and need insulation installers, call us! We have experience using spray foam in residential new build projects.
Get in touch with us to learn more about our insulation services or if you’re ready to start your project—call us at (256) 715-4061 or fill out the form on this page!