Looking for a high-quality insulation contractor in Myrtle Beach? TCI Myrtle Beach works with builders and contractors to install energy-efficient spray foam insulation for new residential and commercial construction, as well as retrofit projects.
If you’re building a new home or commercial building, choosing spray foam is an effective way to save money on your monthly heating and cooling costs. Our insulation experts will work with you to find the right spray foam solution for your insulation needs and budget.
Contact our team of spray foam installers online or call (843) 347-4233 for a free estimate!
What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is a material made up of isocyanate and polyol resin, which, when combined, react with each other to create polyurethane and expand 30–60 times the original liquid’s volume.
When used in home insulation, it’s particularly useful for insulating even the hardest-to-reach spaces since it is applied wet and expands into a thick foam, fitting snugly in wall cavities, crevices and gaps.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation for Myrtle Beach Homes
Spray foam insulation is often made from polyurethane, which is a very energy-efficient material that will help keep out the heat while keeping the cool air in.
Installing spray foam insulation can also:
- Make your home or business more environmentally friendly
- Improve your indoor air quality
- Prevent air and moisture infiltration
- Increase your HVAC system’s efficiency
- Reduce noise between rooms and levels as well as from outside
- Save you money on your monthly energy bill
Homes and commercial buildings with spray foam insulation feel comfortable, and the air is cleaner.
Call 843-347-4233 or contact TCI Myrtle Beach to learn more about installing new or retrofit insulation.
Some of the frequently asked questions we receive about spray foam insulation include:
Can I install spray foam myself?
No. We’ve seen many examples of badly installed jobs by other companies’ trained insulation technicians. If you try, you’ll be amazingly sorry. It’s the biggest mess you can imagine if you don’t know what you’re doing. Spray foam insulation should only be handled by experienced professionals.
Is it possible to install spray foam on existing insulation?
Spray foam insulation has become popular for re-insulation (retrofitting) projects. It’s easy to add to any type of undamaged, existing insulation material.
But it’s not the right material for every retrofitting project, and inexperienced installers may spray too little or too much. A trusted, experienced insulation company can help you decide.
What’s the difference between closed-cell insulation and open-cell? Is one better?
Neither is better than the other; they’re just different. Both closed- and open-cell spray foams are thermally efficient. Open-cell spray foam’s chemicals merge to form openings. Closed-cell spray foam chemicals connect and create closed pockets.
Open-cell foam is cheaper and allows for more air circulation. We use closed cell spray foam when we want enhanced vapor barrier properties.
Where should spray foam go in the home?
Spray foam insulation is perfect for areas that have corners and crevices. It’s sprayed as a liquid, then hardens to form a clean, solid layer of insulation protection.
It’s great for:
- Attics: An especially good area for SPF insulation protection.
- Basements: Extra moisture barriers minimize mold, mildew and other moisture issues that can cause indoor air quality problems.
- Crawl spaces: For added air-sealing and moisture resistance.
- Walls: Interior and exterior.