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|Differences Between Spray Foam Insulation Products
Versi-Foam® spray foam insulation products come in several different formulas. The formula you choose will depend on your specific needs. As you plan for your next insulation project, here are some important words and phrases to know.
Closed-cell foams do not have interconnected pockets, whereas the pockets in open-cell foams are interconnected. This means that within a closed cell formula, gas or liquid will not move from one cell to another, while within an open cell formula it will. To visualize an open cell foam, think of a sponge. To visualize a closed cell foam, think of a swim noodle.
This has important implications for insulation. If open cell foam becomes filled with moisture, it’s insulating properties will be reduced because that moisture will flow throughout the insulated area. On the other hand, if those pockets are filled with air the insulating properties will be increased for the same reason. If your insulating material will be exposed to moisture, you want to select a closed cell formula.
R-value is an important measurement for green building practices. It refers to how much an insulating material can resist conduction heat transfer. Conduction heat transfer moves warm air out of the building in the winter and into the building in the summer. Again, the R-factor of closed cell spray foam is higher than that of open cell spray foam because the pockets are self-contained.
Two other methods of heat transfer exist in buildings. The first, convection, describes heat movement and can happen either naturally or artificially. The second, radiant heating, happens when heat is transferred across an open space. In this instance, energy “radiates” from the heat source. Spray foam insulation can be used to reduce heat transfer in these circumstances as well.
Versi-Foam® open cell foam comes in two systems: 31 and 100. #31 is a medium system that will produce 31 cubic feet of foam. #100 is a large system that will produce 100 cubic feet of foam. Both systems can be shut down and used later, although we do recommend that the product be used within 30 days of opening.
Versi-Foam® closed cell foam comes in five systems: 1, 9, 15, 50, and 700. The first four are available in both the standard and class 1 formula. They Hy-Flo system 700 is only available in class 1.
Versi-Foam® slow rise foam is available in three systems: 9, 15, and 50. Each of these is available only in the class 1 formula. High density is available in system 10 and system 33.
Spray foam insulation is a high performance material. It can fill wall cavities and voids completely. It greatly reduces or eliminates heat transfer, air flow, and moisture flow in homes and buildings. It provides a high resistance to heat flow (R-value) for the money.
If you have more questions about the types and uses of our spray foam insulation products, please give us a call at 1.800.657.0702. We look forward to hearing from you.
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