Open Cell Insulation
Open Cell Insulation is a soy-based polyurethane spray-in-place foam insulation. This innovative product has excellent thermal and sound insulating properties that can help to create a healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, and durable residential or commercial structure. When Open Cell Insulation is sprayed into a floor, wall, ceiling, or roof deck, it expands and fills all cracks, crevices, and voids. This creates an effective air tight seal which guards against air infiltration, the number one source of energy loss in a structure.
Because of its high R-values and not leaking, Open Cell Insulation allows for the use of smaller, less expensive heating and cooling equipment. The smaller HVAC unit uses less energy and is quieter. The result is a smaller monthly utility bill, a quieter and more comfortable structure, improved indoor air quality, and a stronger defence against mold and mildew. Open Cell Insulation, unlike traditional insulation (fibrous cellulose & fiber glass), is not fiber based and contains no harmful particulates that can cause irritation or allergic reactions.
2 Unique, renewable choices
Open Cell Insulation offers two unique insulation products suitable for both home and commercial structures. The two products include Open Cell 501, an open cell, semi-rigid spray foam, and Open Cell 1701, a closed cell, rigid spray foam. In houses, we nearly always use Open Cell 501 in Central Texas. Occasionally, we will us 1701 for a commercial structure.
Open Cell Insulation has significant advantages over conventional insulation materials:
- It permanently and completely fills and seals all voids.
- Open Cell Insulation offers better overall thermal performance at nearly the same net cost as other products. Since conventional insulation materials can settle, they cannot seal from stud to stud, around outlets, or on horizontal surfaces.
- Conventional insulation can lose its insulation value if water or moisture invade the wall cavity.
- Open Cell Insulation is not affected by time or moisture, it will not settle, it does not support mold growth, and it offers no food source or nesting materials for rodents and insects.