Types of Spray Foam Insulation

Quik-Shield spray foam insulation comes in two types; open-cell and closed-cell.  Both spray foams are effective insulating solutions but each has a unique set of advantages that make its application more practical in different climate zones and parts of the home.

Both spray foam types:

  • Are applied on site and sprayed in to fill all gaps and holes
  • Form an effective air barrier to stop air leakage
  • Are energy-efficient and provide up to a 40% reduction in heating and cooling bills
  • Are environmentally friendly

 

Quik-Shield | 106 Open-Cell Insulation

  • Provides good thermal insulation – R-value 4.01 per inch
  • Flexible foam– moves with your house to ensure no loss of air seal
  • Doesn’t absorb water – lets it drain down through the insulation
  • Is vapor permeable – may need an additional vapor barrier in some climates
  • Good at absorbing sound – reduces outdoor sound pollution
  • Lower cost per square foot over closed-cell foam

 

Quik-Shield | 112 Closed-Cell Insulation

  • Has GREENGUARD Children and School certification
  • Great thermal insulation – R-value 6.6 per inch
  • Rigid foam– adds racking strength and wind uplift resistance
  • Provides a water resistive barrier – adds a layer of water protection to your home
  • Acts as a vapor retarder – good for humid and cold climates
  • Lower sound reduction – reduces sound but not as good as open-cell foam
  • Higher cost per square foot over open-cell foam