Spray Foam is an energy-efficient polyurethane foam insulation designed for use in residential, commercial and industrial applications. Spray Foam is the most innovative and versatile development in construction and insulation technology in the past few decades, quickly becoming the insulation material of choice for builders, architects and homeowners.
How does it work?
Unlike fiberglass, cellulose or other loose fill products, spray foam can be applied with precision almost anywhere. It is applied into walls, ceiling, rooflines and hard-to-reach places that traditional insulation can’t reach. It expands into a solid, sealing all cracks and crevices to effectively insulate and seal gaps, creating an air barrier against moisture and vapors.
Why choose spray foam?
Air leakage accounts for as much as 40% of heat loss in a building. Spray Foam is both an insulation and sealant that forms a continuous air barrier on walls, roofs and corners. It eliminating hot and cold spots and creates a more comfortable and relaxing indoor environment.
What are the benefits of foam insulation?
Never loses its insulating power (R-value)
Doesn’t deteriorate, settle, and split
Acts as a sound barrier
Seals out dust allergens, pollens and vapors
Resists mold and moisture
Helps protect against wood rot
Helps protect pipes from freezing
Reinforces the structure’s frame
Fills in hard to reach areas for better insulation
Improves air quality
Not a food source for pests such as ants, mice, and other insects
What are the types of foam insulation?
There are two spray foam choices: open and closed cell foam
Open cell foam features millions of foam cells that share cell walls with each other, making it structurally lighter. As a result, open cell foam weighs only about half a pound per cubic foot. Open cell insulation expands up to 100 times its volume sprayed to completely fill the area, including gaps and crevices. Its light weight and outstanding insulating power make it ideal for walls, basements, roofs, and attics in residential and commercial buildings. Click here to view the Foamsulate 50 Specs.
Closed cell foam is much denser than open cell. Each cell is independent of its neighboring cells, resulting in a foam containing much more plastic than open cell foam. The result is a highly-efficient insulating foam that weighs about two pounds per cubic foot. Closed cell foam’s denser composition enables it to form an excellent air, moisture, and vapor barrier for residential and commercial structures. Because it contains much more plastic than open cell foam, it is more expensive to use. Click here to view the Foamsulate 220 Specs.
Which type of foam is right for you?
That depends on a number of factors regarding your structure, its exposure to the elements, and your insulating requirements. Our experienced spray foam professionals will be happy to discuss your requirements and make a recommendation to fit your specific needs and budget.