Friday, September 13, 2019

4 Things to Remember When Buying Spray Foam Insulation

The most common question from homeowners researching spray foam insulation I hear is, “How much does spray foam insulation cost?” Much like buying a vehicle, various factors can influence the final cost per square foot of a spray foam insulation installation. Below are four things to remember before ordering spray foam insulation.

Image result for spraying foam insulationLabor: Remember to factor in the cost of the spray foam contractor’s labor. Unlike painting, spray foam insulation is not a DIY project and requires a certified professional to apply the material.

Quantity: How much material will be needed to complete the job? The open-cell spray can cover more surface area than closed cell spray foam insulation. This is due to the soft, sponge-like texture that expands up to 100 times its initial volume while closed-cell can expand between 40 and 60 times its initial size when applied. This means more material is required to cover the space. The required thickness of the material, dictated by building code or area of the home, will also contribute to how much material is needed.

Spray Foam Type: What kind of spray foam needs to be utilized for the project? Does the project require closed-cell insulation or open-cell spray foam insulation? Open-cell spray foam insulation is more cost-effective than closed-cell and is effective in residential projects in providing thermal comfort, air-sealing, and moisture management.

Location/Climate: Southern climates are different from northern climates. Closed-cell spray foam is typically used in areas prone to flooding (since closed cell is recognized by FEMA as a flood-resistant material), while open cell is a great option for southern climates due to its ability to breathe.
To find out your total cost to install spray foam insulation, the licensed spray foam professionals at ArmorThane are happy to give you a free estimate for your upcoming project. Call ArmorThane, Springfield branch, at 417) 831-5090 or visit their website at

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