Wentzel’s Insulation specializes in spray foam insulation for both residential and commercial buildings. Whether you need retrofit insulation or insulation for new construction, spray foam insulation is a great option with many advantages.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation (also known as spray polyurethane foam or SPF) is applied as a liquid and expands on contact to create an insulating and air sealing barrier. Spray foam insulation can be used on walls, roofs, in inaccessible areas and more. It is a highly effective solution to reduce air infiltration via cracks, seams, and joints. Used for over 60 years, spray foam is durable, stable and long-lasting. It can be sprayed as closed cell SPF, open cell SPF or as pour-in-place (pip).
What are the Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is a top tier solution for both home and commercial insulation. Did you know that heating and air conditioning systems consume approximately 50% of the energy used in American homes? As a result, approximately half of your monthly electric bill goes toward maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. Spray foam insulation is the best energy saving insulation available today. With spray foam, you can reduce the average cost of maintaining your home’s temperature by 20% or more. It offers excellent air sealing capabilities. Because it’s expanding foam, spray foam fills cracks in your walls to prevent air leakage in or out of your home or business. With this type of insulation, you will improve the energy efficiency, temperature control, noise control, moisture control, and ail sealing in your home or commercial building.
Spray Foam Insulation Benefits: Summary
- Reduced energy costs
- Improved energy efficiency
- Improved temperature control
- Improved noise control
- Improved moisture control
- Improved air sealing and reduced air leakage
Mr Teddy Wentzel, I would like you to know what an exceptional experience I had as a home owner working with the people of Wentzels to replace my homes existing HVAC system. I had several options quoted me and feel like I made the right decision going with Wentzels. The builder of this home did what many do, and placed the duct work along with HVAC equipment in the hot attic space – the worst location especially in Florida. Several HVAC companies recommended that I replace the ducts, and I didn’t see the value of new ducts in the same hot attic space. I was impressed with Wentzel’s solution to increase the attic insulation but more so with creating a spray foam room around the air handler and the main duct trunk lines (see photo attached), this should dramatically keep the equipment and initial duct work cooler than the rest of the attic space as it is now part of the home’s living space. Please feel free to call upon me as a reference and hope the entire Wentzels family has a Happy Thanksgiving.Olvy Johnson
Open cell vs. Closed cell spray foam insulation
When you’re considering installing spray foam insulation in your home or business, it’s important to understand the differences between open cell foam and closed cell foam.
Density. Open cell foam is less dense than closed cell. While both use the same materials, closed cell foam is sprayed more densely into spaces. With the higher density comes greater insulating properties and structural integrity.
Affordability. Since open cell foam is generally more affordable, we can help you determine whether or not closed cell foam is necessary for your needs and budget.
Almost Best vs. Best. At Wentzel’s insulation, we find that open cell foam provides near-perfect insulation in most homes and commercial buildings. With its tight air seal, open cell foam far exceeds fiberglass or cellulose insulation. However, some residential or commercial spaces require a stronger air and vapor barrier. If your space has special insulation needs, closed cell foam can give you the highest R-Value per inch (approximately 7 per inch) in today’s insulation market.
Special spaces. At Wentzel’s insulation, we recommend closed cell foam for potentially damp spaces. For example, only closed cell foam should be used in crawl spaces. Not only is open cell foam more vulnerable to heavy dampness, it can also become a cozy nest for mice and other unwanted guests.