About Closed-Cell Foam Insulation
Closed-cell spray foam insulation by AeroFoam is one of the most efficient insulating materials commercially available. With aged R-Values above 6.0 per inch; closed-cell spray foam insulation systems, when properly installed deliver energy savings of up to 40%.
Closed-cell foam is the only type of insulation classified as an “acceptable flood-resistant material” by FEMA. “Flood-resistant material” is defined as any building material capable of withstanding direct and prolonged contact with floodwaters without sustaining significant damage; all other insulation types are classified as unacceptable.
The description “closed-cell” comes from the cell structure of the finished insulation material. One cubic inch of polyurethane foam insulation from AeroFoam contains millions of tiny plastic closed cells filled with a non-ozone depleting blowing agent. The blowing agent is captured within the cells which contributes to highly efficient insulating properties In addition, closed-cell foam sprayed by AeroFoam provides an inherent air barrier with low moisture vapor permeability and excellent resistance to water. The density for closed-cell spray foam is approximately two pounds per cubic foot. This medium density foam from AeroFoam provides sheer and racking strength to wall assemblies in building applications.
Small imperfections in the building envelope (holes, cracks and gaps) not properly sealed will eventually lead to poor building performance; or worse, moisture accumulation, allergen/pathogen growth, and very possibly structural failure. The solid nature and sealing capability of closed-cell spray foam sprayed by AeroFoam, inhibits moisture-driven elements. Two inches of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation from AeroFoam will minimize air infiltration, convection, conduction and control solar driven moisture in the building envelope.