What Is The R Value Of Spray Foam Insulation?

When it comes to insulating your home, spray foam is a far superior choice because of its effective R-value. In truth, the overall R-R Value of spray foam insulaiton for pheonixvalue of spray foam is typically low. But that’s when measuring it by standard means. When you take into consideration that spray foam has almost double the insulating properties when compared to conventional insulation, you’ll see that this form of insulation and its effective R-value is definitely the better choice.

Additionally, it’s important to note that spray foam has a list of excellent benefits that makes it more superior than the traditional fiberglass insulation type. These benefits include:

  • The ability to fill irregular gaps and voids that cause you to eat up more energy in the form of electricity, oil and gas.
  • It performs much better than traditional fiberglass insulation when compared to airflow barriers. Spray foam is a much better barrier to airflow then its fiberglass counterpart.
  • It has the ability to reduce infiltration, and this will help the homeowner reduce the amount of energy needed in order to cool or heat the home during the summer and winter months.
  • Areas with plumbing and wiring can easily be insulated because you can use the spray foam to fill in all of the cracks and crevices. This is not easy to do with traditional fiberglass insulation, and it often costs homeowners thousands of dollars a year in unnecessary heating and electricity costs.

Why Is Spray Foam the Superior Product?

Sprauy foam r value pic It’s important to point out now that the R-value test does not take into consideration air movement or moisture. So when you really think about it, the R-value test actually ignores certain real-world conditions including water vapor and wind.

How does this figure into spray foam’s superiority?

Well, spray foam has the ability to do things that traditional fiberglass insulation cannot do. Spray foam can:

  • Block air infiltration – this will prevent hot or cold air from infiltrating certain spaces that could end up costing extra money on energy bills. It’s also an excellent vapor barrier as well.
  • Uniform, seamless insulation surface – the spray foam has the ability to create a uniform, seamless surface of insulation which makes it far superior to all of the insulation alternatives.
  • Results in less conductive, convective and radiant heat transfer – this is an excellent way to keep cooling costs low.

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7 Responses to “spray foam insulation r value”

  1. Corey Binford October 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    @CatherinePoloynis Hey Catherine, If you put a sheet of plastic over top of the insulation in the attic, you will trap moisture in the fiberglass insulation. And when fiberglass gets wet, it doesn’t work very well.

    There are other ways to save some cash and energy by improving your attic insulation. I’m working on the videos right now.

  2. TheUnicorn2004 March 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

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  3. jfuller247 October 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Welp, that about sums it up!

  4. Simon Ball May 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

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  5. Roxy Diotte July 11, 2013 at 3:25 am #

    hmmmm now I know 🙂 thank you…..and totally cute too…just saying

  6. Bar9Taxidermy July 20, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    I’m trying to find out the best way to increase the r value in a cabbin I bought. Is there any way to increase r value without using spray foam? So with 2×4 studs what else can I do beside spray foam how else can I increase the r value of 13 from standard insulation

  7. MrJohnnyDistortion August 16, 2013 at 2:37 am #

    If I install a rigid insulator rated at R3 and another such as Bonded Logic’s (Ultra Touch @ Home Depot) rolled insulation rated at R7 will I have an R10 value?