The Key Benefits of Choosing Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation for Your Attic

Posted on: 24 November 2020

A well-insulated attic is a good attic! But what qualifies as a well-insulated attic? As well as being an attic with enough insulation, a well-insulated attic is a space with the right type of insulation. Open-cell spray foam, for many, is the right type of attic insulation. Take a look at its key benefits below.

1. Open-cell spray foam can lower your heating and cooling bills.

Open-cell spray foam has a higher R-value than many other types of insulation, such as fiberglass and cotton. This means that the same volume of open-cell spray foam has greater insulating ability than the same volume of another material. As a result, your heating and cooling bills will go down. Less heat will escape through your roof in the winter, and less heat will come in through your roof in the summer.

2. Open-cell spray foam blocks noise transfer.

Have you ever noticed that when you're in a room with a lot of soft, porous materials, noise does not travel so well? The open cell structure of this type of insulation makes it really good at blocking noise. You won't hear the rain on the roof so clearly. Even other types of noise from outside, like traffic noise and kids playing, will be dampened. 

3. Open-cell spray foam deters bugs and rodents.

Bugs and rodents love insulation that they can borrow into and build nests out of. They don't care that fiberglass is scratchy; it feels warm and cozy to them. Cotton is even more attractive for these critters. Open-cell spray foam, on the other hand, is not easy for these creatures to nest in. They can't burrow through it or tear it apart. You are far less likely to have to call an exterminator and fight an infestation when you choose spray foam insulation.

4. Open-cell spray foam gives your roof additional structural support.

Although open-cell spray foam has some flex to it, the substance is much denser and sturdier than other insulating materials. It also adheres directly to the surface it is applied to. For both these reasons, it can give your roof some structural support. Your roof is less likely to cave in or suffer serious damage if something falls on it, and your wooden structures are less likely to crack, too.

Open-cell spray foam is often a great choice for homeowners. Contact an applicator near you, and have it installed soon.