Spray foam insulation expands and tightly fills gaps and crannies that other types of insulation can leave exposed. It also has the highest-ranking resistance value, R-6, on the market. Despite its benefits, there are still a couple of misconceptions surrounding this popular insulation material.
Read on to learn the truth about spray foam insulation from the area’s trusted roofing company.
Spray Foam Insulation Smells Bad
It’s important to hire an experienced contractor for your spray foam insulation installation. Reliable roofers use products that leave little to no odor.
Open Cell Spray Foam Absorbs Water
Water is your home’s worst enemy. Excessive moisture indoors can cause wood components to rot as well as mold and mildew growth. While some open-cell foam products absorb water, others don’t. You must know what product will be used for your project. Make sure that your roofing contractor utilizes open-cell foam that doesn’t absorb moisture.
Closed-Cell Improves the Structural Integrity of Your Home
Closed-cell spray foam insulation is durable but not to the point where it can add structural integrity to your house. Your drywall is just as strong as the foam or even stronger. Insulation may not be the best solution for your home if it has structural integrity issues.
Closed-Cell Is Ideal for Attic Roof Deck or Floor
The best option for your roof deck, no matter where you live, is open-cell foam insulation. If ever your roof leaks, the open cell will let you see them. On the other hand, closed-cell will block the leak, causing moisture to accumulate in the wood frame. When not addressed immediately, this can result in moisture-related problems, such as rot and mold.
At Kroll Construction, we can install energy-efficient insulation for your attic and walls. We are one of the most trusted home exterior and roofing contractors in the area. Call us at (734) 999-1022 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We work with homeowners in Detroit.