First and foremost, one needs to understand the fact that open and closed foam insulation are different to each other. For example; if you compare the R-Value, it is higher for closed-cell foam insulation and lesser on the open cell foam insulation. Furthermore, different R-Value means both types of insulation offers their own set of benefits. Due to this, it makes it more difficult to choose one over the other. Let’s focus one by one about their benefits.
- The Benefits of Closed Cell Foam Insulation – This type of insulation works best under conditions involving tight spaces around a standard wall due to being robust. Since the R-Value is higher for the closed-cell foam insulation, it makes it more suitable to be used in commercial structures. Furthermore, this type of insulation acts as a barrier to vapor making it harder for the moisture and water to enter the structure.
- The Benefits of Open Cell Foam Insulation –This type of insulation works best for insulation of spaces that is difficult to reach such as nooks and crannies of a house. One of the main properties of open-cell foam insulation is the ability to expand that cannot be achieved by closed-cell foam insulation. Furthermore, this type of insulation helps in soundproofing if required. Open-cell foam insulation is known to be cheaper however, it depends on the use under weather conditions.
These are the benefits offered by open and closed cell insulation.