The highest performance insulation on the market.

 CLOSED CELL FOAM

-Density of  2 pounds per cubic foot.

-Excellent Water Proof Barrier.

183M is a Class A (Class 1) fire rated foam and is safe to the environment.

 

It meets the requirements of Appendix X for use in attic and crawl spaces without an additional ignition barrier. 

 

As an ABAA Evaluated Material as part of an ABAA Evaluated Assembly, 183M Closed Cell Foam is approved for use in air barrier systems.

183M is UL GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold certified.

 OPEN CELL FOAM

-Density of  a 1/2 pound per cubic foot.

-Excellent Sound Barrier.

052N is a water-blown, spray-applied system that cures to a semi-rigid low-density foam.

 

The cured product is dimensionally stable in all weather conditions and performs consistently over time.

 

052N is safe for the environment and is a Class 1 fire rated foam. 052N will provide good performance in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial applications.

 

Acceptable uses for this product include: walls, ceilings, floors, attics, and crawlspaces.

Open Cell and Closed Cell Foam Insulation:
Open and closed cell foam are two different types of spray foam insulation. They have different strengths and weaknesses, and one is not necessarily better than the other. It comes down to understanding the benefits of open cell and closed cell foam and choosing the type that fits your needs.
Let’s start by looking at the differences between open and closed cell foams.
The Cells
A spray insulation is referred to open cell or closed cell because of the difference between the small bubbles (cells) that make up the foam.
Open cell foam is full of cells that aren’t completely encapsulated. In other words, the cells are deliberately left open. This makes the foam a softer, more flexible material.
Closed cell foam is made up of cells that are, as the name suggests, completely closed. The cells are pressed together, so air and moisture are unable to get inside the foam. Because of this, closed cell foam is more dense than open cell foam.
Expansion
This is one of the most important differences from an application standpoint. Closed cell foam is designed to expand to about 1″ of thickness when sprayed which is a 20-1 expansion ratio.  Open cell foam is designed to expand to 3″ of thickness which is a 100-1 expansion ratio, meaning only one application is possible in most standard walls.
What Do All These Terms and Ratings Actually Mean?
At this point, you might be still be trying to decipher which type of foam insulation is right for your project. Here’s a quick summary of open cell and closed cell foam strengths and the best applications for each:
Benefits of Closed Cell Foam
Its rigid nature also adds to the structural integrity of the building. The closed cell also acts as a water proof barrier, so water and moisture will be less likely to get inside the home, and the foam itself is unharmed by water damage.
Benefits of Open Cell Foam
One of the biggest benefits of open cell foam is that it expands so much after it has been applied, meaning it can insulate hard to reach nooks and crannies in a home. These types of areas can be hard to insulate with closed cell foam. Open cell foam is excellent for soundproofing where a single application can completely fill the area between studs.
Ultimately, it depends on where a building is located, what the insulation goals are. Need some more help deciding between open cell and closed cell foam?
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