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How Does Soundproofing Foam Work? The Definitive Answer

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When soundproofing a room in a home, the most popular options available tend to be panels that are stuck to walls. However, these soundproofing products are becoming outdated, and increasingly replaced with foam products that seal off a room, space or property to soundproof it.

But how does soundproofing foam work, and what other uses does it have?

Spray foam is an insulation product, but its density and thermal blocking capabilities also prevent sound from travelling through. This multi-purpose product forms a seal around the area which it insulates, preventing air, moisture and sound from affecting the internal space...

What is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam insulation is a chemical foam, that provides a superior, airtight seal. Water-blown with specialist equipment, it is sprayed directly onto a wall or roof, and once it hits the air, expands to up to one hundred times its original size.

This allows it to fill any space within which it sits, sealing off any space, regardless of shape or size.  Even if an area isn’t visible or accessible for normal products, it can be filled by spray foam insulation.

How Does Spray Foam Block Out Background Noise?

The block for any air leakage and consistent level application means that airborne sound is unable to pass through from the outside, to the insulated space within.

The air-tight and water-resistant barrier that spray foam insulation creates has been tested for acoustic blockage properties as a by-product. The results have proved favourable!

Spray foam insulation’s open-celled construction means that air is trapped within the cells, and is unable to travel through.

The airborne sound insulation and impact sound transmission results exceed the standards required in Building Regulations and Building Standards for new dwellings, and those formed by material change of use.

Existing customer Mr Jenkins says “Work was quickly and efficiently carried out, and we are already benefiting from a quieter house.”.

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It goes without saying that spray foam insulation keeps the warm air in, and the cold air out. Those who have had spray foam insulation already installed in their property report of up to 40% savings on their household energy bills!

What Other Benefits Can Spray Foam Offer My Home?

Of course, spray foam insulation is intended primarily as an insulation barrier for the home, and for this, it outperforms traditional products by far.

The nature of the foam’s expansion is that it can fill even the most awkward of spaces, immediately combating any gaps for air flow or cold ‘spots’ of uneven insulation.

Spray foam insulation won’t break down over time, and will never become a foodstuff for pests. In addition to this, it won’t create dust, and won’t attract any unwanted visitors, such as rodents and mice.

The water-resistant capabilities of the foam also means that damp and mould are unable to penetrate into the internal reaches of the home.

In turn, these elements promote a healthier and cleaner air quality within the home; a tangible and noticeable benefit for those suffering from conditions irritated or caused by airborne pollutants.

It goes without saying that spray foam insulation keeps the warm air in, and the cold air out. Those who have had spray foam insulation already installed in their property report of up to 40% savings on their household energy bills.

This vastly improves a property’s energy efficiency rating; especially noticeable on an Energy Performance Certificate.

Existing customer Mr Murrant says “The work was carried out very efficiently, and I have certainly notice a saving in my fuel costs. My house temperature is now more constant, and I am happy that I had Icynene installed.”

Enlist The Help Of The Experts!

Installed only by specialist technicians, spray foam insulation can be fitted by British Board of Agrement accredited companies, such as ourselves here at Home Logic.

Our talented teams of technicians hold a 9.4 out of 10 rating on Trustpilot from existing customers – which is no mean feat!

We are more than happy to visit properties, and advise on the suitability of spray foam insulation for free, and with no obligation to purchase.

Take the first step to long-term peace and quiet today, by calling 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by simply clicking the button below!