Spray Foam Services in Seattle

There are a variety of insulation methods available. However, at JCL Insulation LLC, we prefer spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation combines two fluids and sprays them like water from a hose. Once sprayed, the fluids expand into a thick foam that snugly fits in wall cavities, gaps, and crevices. It can fill areas that are typically difficult to reach with other insulation methods.

Compared to other insulation methods, spray foam insulation has the highest R-value. So, what exactly is R-value? Good question! R-value measures how well insulation materials can resist heat. Essentially, the higher the R-value, the better the insulation.

Types of Spray Foam Insulation

There are two types of spray foam insulation including:

Open-Cell Spray Foam

In open-cell foam, the bubbles that are inherent to the foam material are left open on purpose, allowing for softer and more pliable foam. Open-cell foam expands by up to three inches and is usually only applied once. We typically use open-cell foam for exterior walls and soundproofing.

Closed-Cell Foam

Closed-cell foam involves bubbles that are fully closed and more structured. It allows for a denser, more rigid insulation. It can be applied in multiple layers and is a great option for areas that require a higher R-value than can be achieved with other types of insulation. Closed-cell phone is an ideal insulation for sealing and protecting a home as it has 100% insulation barrier.

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

By choosing spray foam insulation, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Optimal energy efficiency and reduced energy costs.
  • Improved performance of furnaces and air conditioners.
  • Reduced outdoor and indoor noise.
  • A healthier environment.

Spray Foam for Seattle New Construction

If you’re building a new home, you can’t go wrong with spray foam insulation. Due to its high R-value, spray foam can give you the chance to install smaller energy-saving HVAC systems and lower the cost of your insulation. Spray foam is also incredibly strong as it adheres to the surface on which it’s sprayed. What does this mean for you? A stronger, more durable structure.

Spray Foam for Existing Homes in Seattle

Regardless of when your home was built, spray foam insulation may be the ultimate solution. Our professionals can use spray foam to fill in gaps and put an end to air leakage in attic spaces, basement floor joists, knee walls, crawl spaces, and other areas of your home.

Why Professional Spray Foam Insulation is Essential

Although watching the foam expand can be fun and interesting, spray foam insulation is a project you want to leave to the professionals at JCL Insulation LLC. Here’s why: Breathing in the chemicals used during the application process can be very harmful to your body and health. In addition, attempting to perform spray foam insulation yourself can lead to an incorrectly or poorly insulated space, costing you more time and money down the road.

Our experts have the proper training and personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to protect themselves and the work area within the job site from the dangers of spray foam insulation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

What is spray foam insulation?

Spray foam insulation is a product that is applied with a sprayer that combines two liquids. Its foam expands to fill cavities and cover surfaces completely. This type of insulation can be used to insulate attics, crawl spaces, ceilings, floors, walls, and more.

Has spray foam insulation been around for a while?

Since the 1960s, spray foam insulation has been used in military applications. Over the last 20 years, contractors have started to use it on residential properties as it has transformed the insulation industry for the better.

How long does spray foam insulation last?

When applied by professional contractors and protected from direct sunlight, spray foam insulation can last a lifetime as it does not break down.

What makes spray foam insulation better than fiberglass insulation?

No matter how well fiberglass is installed, it is unable to provide an air barrier and allows air to move through it. Spray foam insulation offers far superior air sealing properties.

How does spray foam insulation improve indoor comfort and air quality?

Spray foam insulation creates a sealed thermal envelope. It conforms and fills all cavities and cracks to seal your home against dust, wind, moisture, mold spores, and a number of allergens. It allows for a healthier, quieter space.

How do open-cell foam and closed-cell foam differ?

Both open-cell and closed-cell foam are effective insulators. Closed-cell foam is waterproof and will not allow any water to move through it. Open-cell foam will permit water to move through it and dry. We can help you determine the ideal type for your unique project.

Want to learn more about the science behind spray foam insulation?

Building Science is an important piece of what we focus on here at JCL. Creating a thermally efficient and airtight space, it’s not enough just to insulate. You must choose the right insulation and air sealing system for the application and be sure it is properly and professionally installed.

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