I first heard of open cell spray foam on Holmes on Homes. Have you guys seen that show on HGTV? Holmes is the best! He finds homeowners who were wronged by horrible contractors and left with a bigger mess than when they started. So Holmes comes in with his crew and fixes everything! And he is so precise and always makes everything turn out so perfectly (almost obsessively perfect, but that’s really what’s so awesome about him).
Well, I saw his team once use spray foam to create insulation in walls and ceilings and whatnot, and to me, that seems like the best insulation to use over any other type. I personally hate that fiberglass filled insulation. I can’t tell you how many times I accidentally touched the fiberglass with my bare hands without thinking while we were remodeling out house. Those prickly things are so annoying, and sometimes it can take a couple days before they fall out of your skin.
If you live in a place that gets very cold in the winter, or very hot in the summer, proper insulation is extremely important, not only so you don’t freeze or boil, but also so that you save on cooling or heating costs.
Not only does open cell spray foam help with temperature regulation, but it also helps keep sound out even more than closed cell foam, so if you have loud neighbors who like to party late into the night, or if you live on a busy street or a bustling city, it would help you sleep better at night as well.
Open cell foam is also very affordable and you wouldn’t think so based on the fact that it keeps twice as much sound out, but it’s actually less dense than closed cell foam. So air fills the space in open cell foam to create a less expensive product.
So if you’re going to be doing any insulation in your home, check out open cell spray foam. It’s definitely your best bet.
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