Advantages of High Density Insulation Foam
High density foam is a type of foam that is stronger and denser than other foam types. Many forms of high density foam are closed-cell, meaning that they will not absorb water or other liquids. One of the uses for these high density foams is in the use of insulation for the home. Closed cell insulation can provide several benefits over other open cell insulation designs, such as:
Higher R value: Dense foam has a higher R value than traditional spray insulation foams because the foam is denser and provides better protection against the heat. The thicker, denser foam is better able to guard against heat and escaping air, which makes it ideal for uses where a high level of insulation is required.
Mildew, mold, and moisture protection: Open cell foam insulation allows the spread of moisture and mold through your home. Closed-cell insulation prevents the spread of moisture and mold because the foam cannot absorb any liquids. The liquids stay out of the insulation, and keep from entering your home through the walls or floors.
Green: The main benefit of high density insulation foam is its ability to increase the energy-efficiency of your home. Your heating and cooling equipment will be much more effective with a well-insulated home. Many high dense foams are also created without the use of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde or ozone-depleting chemicals.
Thermal bridge protection: One problem with traditional building materials like metal structures is that they act as a bridge for heat, allowing heat to flow directly into your home. Dense foam insulation prevents this bridging by acting as an additional heating barrier for heat that travels through your home’s structural supports.
Strong and durable: Highly dense foam is also incredibly strong and durable. The foam can resist normal weathering conditions and can keep your home well insulated for decades without needing repairs or replacement.