We’ve told you all about spray foam insulation in the 360 Thermal Blog. However, some people would rather see things than read them. You won’t understand exactly how spray foam insulation works until to see it installed, watch it as it’s tested for water resistance and durability, and coached on truths and myths surround spray foam products. So, let us take a break from our normal blogs and take you down the YouTube rabbit hole.
In this blog, our spray foam insulation contractors in Houston have selected some high-quality YouTube videos to help you understand why spray foam insulation would be a great choice for your home or business. Click on some videos below to get started!
Spray Foam Insulation vs. Fiberglass
Fiberglass insulation has been the tried-and-true choice for contractors and homeowners for what feels like millennia, but it doesn’t come close to the effectiveness and convenience of spray foam insulation — today’s premier insulation solution. Traditional fiberglass insulation carries an R3 R-Value (a rating of a material’s resistance to thermal heat flow — the higher the R-Value, the better) and closed cell spray foam insulation carries an R6 to R7 rating — even higher in some circumstances.
With its ability to conform to oblong corners and fill tight areas, spray foam insulation is a far superior choice compared to its fiberglass predecessor. In this video from Dr. Energy Saver, you’ll get a first hand look at how spray foam insulation can create higher R-Values and fit in tight spaces while keeping heat and moisture at bay.
Water Testing Spray Foam Insulation
We’ve covered the differences between open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation in the 360 Thermal blog before, but seeing is truly believing when it comes to the two types of spray foam insulation. Take look at this video from Matt Risinger, which compares how open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation deal with prolonged water exposure. Do they crumble under pressure, or do they stand up to the challenge? Take a quick look to find out.
Webinar: Debunking Myths About Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation
As long as the world has facts, it will also have myths. You can best believe that there are plenty of myths surrounding spray foam insulation — where do we even begin? Let’s start with this video from Honeywell, a webinar that covers facts and fiction surrounding the composition, installation, and usage of spray foam products. Before you trust the word of your neighbor or the third page of Google search results, watch this video from industry professionals that sets the record straight.
Moisture Problem in Drywall Ceiling Insulation
This video from eHow Home isn’t about spray foam insulation, but if it convinces you of one thing, it’s that spray foam insulation is far superior to traditional fiberglass insulation that’s installed in most residential and commercial buildings. When roofing materials fail, pipes leak, or bathroom tiles split apart, moisture can enter the area between insulation and drywall — and with no airflow and nowhere for the water to go, the area becomes the perfect place for mold growth.
If this happens in your home, you’ll have to replace the insulation and either replace or reinstall the drywall panel in order to avoid a bevy of health problems. It’s a lengthy, yet necessary process according to this video. Just remember: spray foam insulation creates an impermeable barrier between your drywall and the outside world, and its inert composition means mold has no place to develop. Once you have it installed, you’ll never have to worry about moisture intrusion or mold for as long as you own your home.
Choose Houston’s Spray Foam Insulation Professionals
360 Thermal is Houston’s A+ rated BBB spray foam insulation company — we’re happy to talk about the benefits of spray foam insulation and show you how the process works. We serve a variety of areas in Southeast Texas, and we’re experienced in residential and commercial spray foam insulation. Request a quote, and make your property stronger and more efficient today.