Firstly, The U.S. Department of Energy lists nine types of thermal insulation. Some are more common than others, depending on building and construction demands.
Here’s a list:
Foam board or rigid foam, Rigid fibrous or fiber insulation, Insulating concrete forms (ICFs), Blanket: batts and rolls, Loose-fill and blown-in, Concrete block insulation (and insulating concrete blocks), Sprayed foam and foamed-in-place, Structural insulated panels (SIPs), Reflective system. Therefore, most common types of thermal insulation include sprayed foam,), loose-fill and blown-in, blanket (batts or rolls) which use cellulose insulation, fiberglass insulation, or mineral (rock or slag) wool, and foam board or rigid foam, which use polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, or polyurethane.
Secondly, Let’s take a quick look at each of these most popular types of thermal insulation.
Foam Board or Rigid Foam Foam board or rigid foam is made from polyurethane. It’s typically added to unfinished walls, foundation walls, floors, ceilings, and unvented, sloping roofs.
Blanket: Batts and Rolls It comes in the form of batts or rolls, and it is made of flexible fibers (typically fiberglass). It can also be made out of mineral wool (again: rock and slag), plastic fibers, or natural fibers, such as cotton and sheep’s wool.
Loose-Fill Insulation and Blown-In Loose-fill and blown-in insulation use particles of fiber, foam, or some other material. These are good for adding insulation to finished and/or irregularly shaped areas. The particles conform to the space.
Sprayed Foam Naturally, we work with Gaco pro fill and Gaco one pass.
It’s extremely effective, provides continuous insulation, and creates an air-sealing barrier for walls, roofs, contoured surfaces — even around corners!
SPF provides thermal resistance, provides a cost-effective and energy-efficient method for reducing leakage from cracks or seams, and resists heat transfers and heat flow.
The energy savings alone are worth the price of installation.
We take advantage of that expansion to insulate, seal gaps, and form barriers to keep out moisture and vapor.
Even better, SPF applications can actually make a building stronger and more durable. That’s because SPF’s super strong bond protects roofs and helps them last longer by eliminating water seepage and bolstering a roof’s defenses during high winds. As we like to say, our spray foam essentially “glues” the whole building together!
Spray foam is a particularly effective method of insulation, especially around windows and doors, plumbing vents, recessed lighting, and attic hatches. This remains true whether our insulation experts work in a large commercial building or a single-family home.
Secondly, there are three density types of sprayed foam insulation:
- In this paragraph, we talk about Spray foam is a particularly effective method of insulation, especially around windows and doors, plumbing vents, recessed lighting, and attic hatches. This remains true whether our insulation experts work in a large commercial building or a single-family home.
High (common in roofing and other exterior applications)
Medium: (common with interior cavities and unvented attics)
Low: (also used for interior cavities and unvented attics)
Most importantly though, out of all the types and kinds of thermal insulation, why choose SPRAYtight Inc? There are a lot of reasons, not least of which is the fact that as much as 45% of a building’s energy is lost through gaps and air leaks. Spray foam insulation closes those gaps and helps you save money and become more energy efficient.