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GA Foam Solutions specializes in the very best quality products and service when it comes to your insulation needs. Polyurethane spray foam insulation is one of the most useful, practical, and popular insulation methods available today. There are many uses and advantages to using polyurethane spray foam insulation.

What is polyurethane spray foam insulation?

Polyurethane spray foam insulation is specialized plastic foam that can be sprayed on in liquid form. After a short period of time, the liquid plastic foam expands and then hardens. The liquid can actually expand to many times its size, which makes it quite useful for hard to reach spaces and more.

There are two kinds of polyurethane spray foam insulation. These are open-cell and closed-cell polyurethane spray foam. The difference between these two insulation products is pretty specific to their names, but their qualities and uses are quite different.

* Open Cell: Open cell polyurethane spray foam is a soft and almost pillow-like insulation. This is because the cells or pockets of air, in the foam are open or “broken”. This allows more air into the material, making it soft rather than dense. Open cell polyurethane spray foam can expand to 150 times its size when sprayed, and has an R-value of 3.8-5.0 depending on the weight of the foam you use. A common and very useful application for open cell polyurethane spray foam insulation is use on the inside of your home or other building, as it has excellent sound-proofing qualities.

* Closed Cell: Closed cell polyurethane spray foam is a very dense insulation. This is because the bubbles in the foam are small and compacted and the bubbles are filled with a gas to make the insulation value even higher. It expands up to 30 times its original size when sprayed, and has an excellent R-value of 7.4. Closed cell polyurethane spray foam is extremely strong. Closed cell polyurethane spray foam is an excellent choice for insulating outdoor walls, buildings, and more and it even adds to the overall strength of your building.

What are the advantages to using polyurethane spray foam insulation?

One of the biggest advantages of using polyurethane spray foam insulation is how easy it is to insulate with full coverage. An experienced technician can easily insulate areas that would have been very difficult or even impossible before.

Here are just a few of the advantages of polyurethane spray foam insulation:

* The ability to spray insulation directly on pipes, wiring, and more surfaces than ever before without the risk of fire or damage.

* Excellent sound-proofing qualities, especially for indoors with open-cell foam.

* Seamless coverage for the best building insulation possible.

* Great energy savings.

* Creates an effective and long lasting air barrier that will not corrode over time.

* Non-toxic and non-corrosive materials.

These and many other advantages make polyurethane spray foam insulation the very best choice on the market for almost any application. Whether you are looking for insulation options for your home, business, or other building, polyurethane spray foam insulation can be used in virtually any area or application. Call your polyurethane spray foam insulation experts today to learn more. The professionals at GA Foam Solutions specialize in polyurethane spray foam insulation, and their technicians are the most knowledgeable and experienced in the business.

Talk to the professionals at Georgia Foam Solutions to get a better understanding of what type of insulation to use for your project.

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