What's the difference between open cell & closed cell? Others will say there's no big difference. Some will tell you it's all about price per square foot. And, some just don't know what they're talking about.
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Polyurethane spray foam is often categorized as either "open cell" or "closed cell". There are several major differences between the two types, leading to advantages and disadvantages for both, depending on the desired application requirements. In addition, polyurethane spray foam is an extremely versatile material that is available in a variety of final physical properties and densities, making it necessary for the end-user to have an understanding of these differences in order to choose the spray foam system that is best suited for the particular application requirements, meets code, and follows Best Building Practices.
In light of all the falsehoods and miss-truths that I have heard for almost a decade of inspecting homes I thought I'd put together a list of the Top 10 most uninformed statements concerning open and closed cell under homes:
This question deserves one simple answer, polyurethane foam insulation, when properly installed, outperforms in a very "real world way" any other traditional insulation product on the market.
There are so many insulation products to choose from, all of which are quoted in terms of R-value. However, what we are never taught is that the term R-value is a misunderstood concept and a poor indication of the true performance of the insulating abilities of the product. The fact is R-value is determined based on very controlled experimental conditions where real life forces are intentionally neglected to be factored in.
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