Why Is Spray Foam Insulation Better than Traditional Insulation?

Traditional insulation materials are made from fibreglass, and spray foam insulation is made from a liquid that expands into an insulating foam.

United Kingdom

Ryan Kavanagh
Director @ Warm Lofts Insulation

Traditional insulation materials are made from fibreglass, and spray foam insulation is made from a liquid that expands into an insulating foam.

Traditional insulation materials are made from fiberglass or mineral wool. Spray foam insulation is made from a liquid that expands into an insulating foam sealing all gaps where Cold air can can find its way in.

Traditional insulation known to us all as Fiberglass or Mineral Woo has many disadvantages, these are as follows:
Fiberglass

No warranty once installed meaning that the lifespan cannot be guaranteed, leading to a re install or top up over time once it is deemed not adequate anymore. This is costly and doesn't help your house perform properly.

Fiberglass also attracts pests. Pests tend to nest and hibernate during the winter and can lead to pest control fees or discomfort in your home.
Wasp nest in the loft


Fiberglass is not air tight, meaning that condensation issues can occur leading to possible costly repairs and damage to your roofs structure or ceiling. Hot air in your property meets the cold air that leaks into your property. This leads to condensation. This can cause damp and mould problems and damage your current insulation in place or timber structure of your roof.
Timbers affected by condensation


These problems can all be prevented when you choose to opt in for the correct Insulation.

Lapolla spray foam insulation on the other hand can be installed in any area of your loft from your roof, internal walls and attic space. It also expands to fill all voids and gaps for maximum energy efficiency.

Lapolla Spray Foam insulation provides better soundproofing than traditional fiberglass batts and you will often find that warehouses, houses near motorways and airports opt in for our solution.

Lapolla Spray Foam Insulation once installed comes with a 25 years manufacturers warranty. The lifespan means once installed you should never need to install again.

Lapolla 25 Years Warranty


Lastly for your own piece of find, Lapolla Open Cell Foam once installed in your loft space becomes a pest detterent. Pests will not nest in your loft space and will find a new place to habitat. So you can enjoy comfort in your home and may decide to board out your loft and use for storage or converting purposes.


The use of spray foam insulation in loft spaces to insulate ceilings and rafters is becoming increasingly popular. This type of insulating material can be installed anywhere as it does not require gaps for installation, so perfect for areas such as lofts where traditional methods are impossible due to lack of space or proximity to other surfaces below.

Don't settle for traditional insulation methods when spray foam is better in all aspects and can be installed anywhere!

Why Is Spray Foam Insulation Better than Traditional Insulation?

Loft filled with spray foam


Traditional fiberglass insulation batts are often used to insulate homes because they're thin, cost-effective, easy to install, and lightweight. However, spray foam insulation has a life span of up to 80 years which works out to be an investment made on your property. 

In addition, spray foam insulation provides a complete air seal to reduce energy costs. It's also environmentally friendly and non-toxic which is great for families with children or pets and those who have sensitivities due to allergies.

Traditional fiberglass batts are easy to install but spray foam insulation can be installed in any space where traditional methods are not good in tight spaces.

Spray foam insulation is a dry spray that expands to fill every space with no drips or gaps. Traditional fiberglass tends to sag and leaves spaces in between the fibers which can lead to mold, mildew, and moisture buildup.

Another great aspect of spray foam insulation is its strength. 

Open Cell Foam
Example


Open-cell spray foam insulation is a soft breathable low density (approximately 100mm thick) insulation prominently used when timber is involved and allows timbers to breathe, ideal for the underside of your roof, attic floor, walls and crawlspaces.

  • High R Value
  • Low U Value
  • Eco Friendly water blown product

Closed Cell

Whppereas closed-cell spray foam insulation is a rigid medium-density (Approximately 50mm thick) insulation ideal for continuous insulation solutions and prominently used for metal, ships, containers, marines, shipping containers, industrial, and basements however it can also be used in properties as it adds wall racking strength, and structural integrity to the building.

Spray foam insulation is the perfect alternative to traditional insulation methods such as fiberglass. Lapolla spray foam insulation stops conditioned air from escaping your home and stops air passing through your home, whereas fiberglass allows the air to pass through, and only slows down heat loss. 

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