Spray foam insulation is an excellent option for home insulation. The next step is to decide if you would like to use open-cell or closed-cell. But what’s the difference? Our team at ARC Insulation is prepared to guide you through the differences to help you make your decision.
- Open-Cell – Open-cell spray foam has open cells. This makes the foam soft and more elastic. Because of this, the foam expands, making it able to cover those hard-to-reach areas. Open-cell insulation is also a great option for soundproofing. One application is able to fill any open areas between studs. At the end of the day, open-cell spray foam insulation is an affordable option opposed to closed-cell. However, closed-cell will give your home more sustainable insulation.
- Closed-Cell – Closed-cell spray foam has completely closed cells. As these cells are sealed together, they prevent air and moisture from intruding in the insulation. For this reason, closed-cell spray foam insulation is more sustainable than open-cell spray foam insulation. Closed-cell has twice the R-value as open-cell. All in all, closed-cell is typically the safest option, although it has a higher price tag compared to open-cell.
We hope this information has guided you in your choice between open-cell spray foam insulation and closed-cell spray foam insulation. If you have any questions regarding our insulation services that we provide or the products we use, please contact us at ARC Insulation.