Spray Foam Insulation
Applying Foam to a Pole Barn
Spray Foam Insulation on Tank
Spray Foam on Outside Wall
Between Floor Joists
Spray Foam on Cathedral Ceiling
Spray Foam on Exterior Walls
(New Construction or Re-Construction)
We provide spray foam insulation services.
Expandable polyurethane spray foam insulation offers some unique applications. This type of spray foam can be applied to sloped ceilings, walls, crawl spaces, underground water lines, and diesel fuel tanks. Multiple densities are available in both open or closed cell.
How Spray Foam Insulation Works
Spray foam expands between 30 and 120 times in volume as it is sprayed, filling even the tiniest cracks while fully adhering and providing a continuous, solid and airtight seal. It also provides sound control and superior mold resistance.
Characteristics of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam comes in multiple densities. Open and closed cell densities are created by using specialized equipment using different gun tips, temperature settings and application techniques.
Open cell foam, under close inspection, looks like a web whose tiny pathways form as a result of the high expansion rate and there are numerous benefits associated with this technology. While the pathways are small enough so the foam presents an effective air barrier, these lanes still allow the structure to breathe. Technically, the foam is a thermo-set rigid plastic: however, the very low density makes the foam semi-flexible, which is an advantage in regions vulnerable to earthquakes. The insulation will not crack if the building is shaken.
Environmentalists appreciate that the foam is water-blown, meaning the cells are formed by reacting water, which forms CO2. Open cell foam has a very high percentage of renewable contents and is an effective vapor-retarder.
Closed cell foam does not have interconnected pores. As the foam rises, these pores are filled with a gas that makes the foam a great insulator. The benefits are strength, higher R-value and its greater resistance to the leakage of air and water vapor. The disadvantage of closed cell foam is that it is denser, requires more material and is ,therefore, more expensive.
Why Choose Spray Foam Insulation
- Helps prevent mold, fungi and moisture by eliminating condensation, ultimately reducing allergens
- Water and moisture resistant/does not get damaged by water (closed cell)
- Provides seamless and maintenance free air barrier. Acts as a sound barrier by absorbing sound vibration and quieting your home
- Substantially reduces heating and air conditioning costs
- Supplies highest R-Value per inch
- Qualifies as vapor barrier (closed cell)
- Provides healthy living (poses no health threat and improves indoor air quality)
- Greatly reduces environmental impact
- Doesn’t shrink, settle or sag over time
- Reduces drafts as well as hot and cold spots
- Offers an energy savings up to 50% in residential and commercial buildings
- Class A (Class 1) fire rated per ASTM E-84
- Costs less to install than rigid foam insulation board
- Installed by factory trained, experienced personnel
What is the R-Value of Spray Foam Insulation?
R-VALUE is a measure of how well an insulation product resists the flow of heat and cold through it. Open cell foam has an approximate R-value of 3.7 per inch, while closed cell is approximately an R-value of 7.0 per inch.
Environmental Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
The foam our company uses contains no formaldehyde and does not release emissions (VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds) into the atmosphere that destroy the ozone layer. Foam improves the air quality in your home by making it free from contaminants, allergens or other health risks.
Air moves in and out of a home through every hole, crack and crevice. The Department of Energy reports that heating and cooling account for approximately 56% of the energy used in the typical American home. Roughly one third of air infiltrates through walls, ceilings and floors. Adding an advanced insulation system is necessary to achieve optimal building performance.
Sealing and insulating the “envelope” or “shell” of your home – its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors and floors – is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort.
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