Attic insulation is a unique insulation and sealing product that is applied on site so it conforms to the surface where it is applied. It forms a tight building envelope which improves energy efficiency. This type of insulation is versatile and can be used in wall cavities, exterior walls, attics, crawlspaces, and in small gaps and cracks throughout a house. It also limits air infiltration which reduces energy usage, keeps pollutants and allergens from entering the home, and helps make homes more comfortable.
Spray foam is sprayed in place in wall cavities, between roof rafters or ceiling joists and between floor joists in raised homes. It can be installed during new construction or as a retrofit. It adheres to plywood sheathing, studs and drywall surfaces and sticks tightly. This insulation is able to fill and seal cracks, crevices and voids that can reduce a home’s R-Value. It is also a very effective vapor barrier.
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Open-cell spray foam is cheaper than closed-cell and is a good choice for many applications. It provides an excellent air barrier and some noise reduction. Closed-cell spray foam in Owosso is denser and more expensive, but it produces a strong air barrier, a water vapor barrier and some noise reduction.
Spray foam insulation contains isocyanates which must be carefully controlled when applying. The isocyanates are strong irritants to the eyes and gastrointestinal system. They can also cause respiratory irritation that may progress to chemical bronchitis. These chemicals must be kept away from children and pets. When the foam cures, it no longer off-gases and is non toxic.…