How R-Values Work & Why Spray Foam R-Values are Better
Achieving an Effective R-Value
Insulation r-values represent the thermal resistance for any particular material. In other words, how quickly can heat transfer through the insulation of your house and heat up your interior. What the r-value of a material (in this case the insulation of your house) does not tell you is the heat transfer within the air around the material in question. Thicker insulation with higher r-values may still lead to above average cooling and heating bills due to areas around the insulation, gaps which allow airflow into your home. This airflow is prevented through the proper use of spray foam. Unlike traditional fiberglass, foam sheet, or cellulose insulations, spray foam expands to fill otherwise impossible to fill gaps where airflow is allowed.
Air Sealing Your Home
By sealing your house from this outside airflow you are able to ensure an effective R-Value without the loss of precious cooled or heated air from within. Living in the Cayman Islands, you know how important it is to be able to escape the elements into a nice cool house. Maximize the cooling benefits of your home by ensuring a proper seal around your entire house with our spray foam technology.
When it comes to both insulating and sealing unwanted gaps in your home or business, spray foam insulation is hands down the best material. It is the cutting edge of insulation technology and significantly improves the comfort and efficiency of your home or commercial building. Cayman Structural group offers high quality spray foam insulation services to commercial and residential buildings across Grand Cayman.
Our Open Cell Insulation is a type of foam that is less dense, with a looser cell structure than the Closed Cell Insulation. It is a very good air barrier but does not have the ability to reflect water so it is recommended for interior use. Because of the spongey qualities of Open Cell Insulation, it is often used for sound reduction between interior walls. This process uses fewer chemicals which makes it less expensive when compared to our Closed Cell Insulation.
Benefits of Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation:
Our Closed Cell Insulation is a type of foam that is much denser, with a more compact cell structure than the open cell insulation. It is a very good air barrier as well as a water vapor barrier. This type is often used in roofing projects or other outdoor applications, but can be used anywhere in the home. Because of its dense qualities, Closed Cell Insulation can improve structural strength. For this reason it is the primary choice for buildings in the Cayman Islands and its adverse weather conditions.
Benefits of Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation:
Although Spray foam has many benefits that other types of insulation don’t carry, it isn’t foolproof. Many companies have documented problems with careless foam insulation services. For instance, some companies have been known to spray insulation before the material has reached the correct temperature. Failing to do this, mixing correctly or having the wrong ratio can result in foam that can leave cracks and separate from studs and rafters. Some companies rush through their job which can create spaces. Our use of premium quality materials, knowledgeable employees, and customer service makes us the premier provider of spray foam insulation in the Cayman Islands.
For more information about our Spray Foam Insulation give us a call at: (345) 946-7312