What is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam is one of the most popular forms of insulation used in residential and commercial properties across the UK. Whether it is insulating a new property or upgrading the insulation in an older building, spray foam is an ideal choice of insulation for all homes and offices. Traditionally used for insulating aircraft, spray foam or spray polyurethane foam is considered one of the most effective insulation materials that can help lower your energy costs significantly and keep your home warmer for longer. It is two-part liquid insulation sprayed into walls, ceilings, floors, and cavities using a spraying gun. When sprayed, the liquid swiftly expands into foam and seals the surface against the movement of air.  

Types of Spray Foam Insulation

Based on the requirements of the property, you can install one or both of these spray foam types:

  • Open Cell Insulation

Also referred to as half-pound foam, open-cell insulation is light and porous spray foam that is less dense but highly expansive. It can allow air and water to penetrate the insulation and ensure that the wooden surface remains breathable. Open Cell Insulation is the ideal option for people looking for an inexpensive solution that facilitates better soundproofing. 

  • Closed-Cell Insulation

The denser and heavier spray foam type is closed cell insulation also referred two-pound foam. It allows minimum passage of air and water and is more effective in retaining heat within the property. Closed-cell insulation has anti-mould properties and is the preferred insulation type for commercial properties, warehouses, and other large units. It has a much higher R-value compared to the open cell type and hence, is more expensive. 

Why Choose Spray Foam

Spray foam is the preferred insulation material for homeowners and commercial property owners for many reasons. Firstly, it is easy and convenient to install in any part of the house, such as the loft, walls, floor, external wall cavities and any other big and small crevices in the property. In other words, it can seal off all the areas and surfaces that allow air to leak out or leak in from the outside, thus helping to maintain warmer temperatures in the winter and cooler temperatures in the summer.  

Spray foam is also highly effective in reducing condensation and drafts in the house. It, in turn, reduces the formation of mould, saving you substantial costs of cleaning, painting and refurbishment in the future. Another reason why you should choose spray foam is its soundproofing properties. It allows minimum movement of sound through the surfaces, thus giving you better privacy within the house and from the noise outside. 

Why Choose AES

AES is one of the leading spray foam insulation specialists in Leicestershire that offers a wide range of solutions for improving the energy efficiency and aesthetics of your home. Our insulation experts can determine the right solution for your home and install the most appropriate insulation in your house so you can get the most out of your investment. To book a free home visit, receive a quote, or learn more about our services, contact us on 0800 246 1826 today.