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Your Questions Answered: Everything You Need to Know About Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation

As experts in the spray foam installation industry, we’ve heard all kinds of questions about what we do. From material queries to questions about what local services we provide at M.Y. Insulation, we have heard it all and have decided to address some of the most common questions from customers and fellow members of the building industry.  

How can I know where to find pipe insulation?  

Pipe insulation for DIY projects can typically be found in hardware stores throughout Michigan and Indiana. These stores often carry a variety of options suitable for different needs and budgets. Pipe insulation is something M.Y. Insulation can help with! Spray foam insulation is excellent for keeping the winter chill away from your water pipes. 

What is spray foam insulation?  

Spray foam insulation is a type of insulation material made from polyurethane that is applied as a liquid and expands into foam, filling gaps and sealing areas to provide thermal insulation and air-sealing properties. 

Will spray foam insulation absorb water?  

No, spray foam insulation is water-resistant when properly installed. However, to prevent potential problems, it's essential to address any leaks or moisture issues before installing spray foam. 

Will spray foam deteriorate over time?  

When installed correctly, spray foam insulation is designed to last for the life of your home or building without deteriorating. It maintains its effectiveness and structural integrity over time. 

Does spray foam meet building codes?  

Yes, spray foam insulation meets our local building codes when installed by certified professionals according to manufacturer guidelines and local building regulations. 

Is spray foam insulation flammable? 

  • Closed-cell spray foam insulation is fire retardant, which is good news, especially because this is the type used to fill the bulk of an insulating space. Open-cell spray foam insulation is flammable, which is why it is used sparingly and only to fill those awkward corners we can’t quite reach with closed-cell foam. 

What is closed-cell spray foam?  

Closed-cell spray foam is a type of spray foam insulation where the cells are closed, resulting in a denser and stronger insulation material with higher R-values per inch compared to open-cell spray foam. 

What is open-cell spray foam?  

Open-cell spray foam is another type of spray foam insulation where the cells are open, allowing for greater flexibility and a softer texture. It has a lower R-value per inch compared to closed-cell spray foam but is often used in interior applications. 

Are there any spray insulation companies near me?  

Of course! If you are in Michigan or Indiana, spray foam installation is just a phone call away. M.Y. Insulation serves the region with professional spray foam insulation services, ensuring efficient and effective installation of closed-cell and open-cell insulation. Fort Wayne, Indiana, is just one of our most-served areas in the Midwest region; we also serve Mishawaka, Granger, Middlebury, Elkhart, Michigan City and more! 

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