Spray Foam Insulation in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Surrounding Areas
Need experienced insulation contractors? The Alpine Construction Services team installs spray foam insulation for a variety of projects. Our experience with homes and offices means you’ll never have to search for another local insulation company again.
What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is an alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation. It is applied wet and quickly expands into a thick foam that fits snugly in wall cavities, crevices and gaps — therefore, it can be installed in hard-to-reach areas and around piping and wiring.
Due to its expanding properties and versatile placement abilities, spray foam insulation is a favorite of commercial and residential buildings.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
This type of insulation can help:
- Eliminate air leaks
- Reduce your energy bills and maximize the energy efficiency of your home or building
- Make your home or building more comfortable year-round
- Reduce noises from outside and inside, between different rooms and levels
- Improve the performance of your HVAC systems
- Contribute to a healthier environment
Spray foam insulation should be installed by a professional who has been trained in the correct installation safety precautions and has the required equipment to mix and apply the product.
When installed properly, polyurethane spray foam insulation can help reduce energy costs and improve indoor air quality. Our team has the knowledge, experience and resources that few companies can match.
Open-Cell or Closed-Cell Foam Insulation: What’s the Difference?
The formation and arrangement of the “bubbles” is one of the most noticeable differences between open- and closed-cell spray foam insulation.
Closed-cell foam presses the cells tightly together, making the foam a more rigid insulator and less likely to be vulnerable to air or water. Open-cell foam is softer and more flexible because the cells aren’t completely closed. It gets into places closed-cell foam can’t reach.
There are benefits to both:
- Closed-cell foam can add to a structure’s stability and include fireproofing properties. It’s a strong insulator and extremely moisture- and air-resistant.
- Open-cell foam gets into small, inaccessible spaces. It’s a terrific insulator because it expands after application and seals areas where pipes and wiring allow energy to escape or moisture to enter. Open-cell foam usually costs less than closed-cell.
Choose Alpine Construction Services for Spray Foam Insulation Installation
No matter where you need insulation installed, you can count on the Alpine Construction team to provide high-quality results and fast, efficient service. Our experienced contractors have the knowledge and tools necessary for any job.
Spray Foam Insulation FAQs
Are R-values important?
Yes. An R-value is how we measure any material’s ability to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. The larger the number, the harder your insulation is working to prevent thermal loss. Many homes in our area were built using insulation with R-values in the teens. Today we recommend R-30 or higher for most areas.
Which is better, spray foam or fiberglass insulation?
Both have value. Spray foam has a higher R-value, meaning it is more effective. It’s more expensive, but you’ll see lower monthly energy bills and your property value will be higher with spray-foam insulation. Fiberglass remains a popular and effective insulator for attics. It’s more cost-effective.
What about rigid foam insulation? Is it even better than “regular” spray foam?
It’s like apples and oranges; both are great, but there are differences. Spray foam is a better sealant because it expands to fill cracks and gaps. It works well around corners and pipes and has a higher R-value.
Rigid foam is easier to apply (less messy) and also has excellent air-sealing properties. Rigid foam takes a bit longer to apply than spray foam.
How does rockwool compare to spray foam?
Rockwool (also called mineral wool) is fire-resistant and water-repellant. It’s considered a better thermal insulator, but it can shift. Spray foam insulation won’t settle, shift or fall.