Common questions about Spray Foam InsulationSpray Foam Insulation is a two part chemical composition that is mixed upon application, which then becomes foam insulation. It can be applied to plywood, OSB, cinder block, poured foundation, metal framing, and much more. Once it expands into place it becomes an energy efficient air and vapour barrier (if applied to manufacturer specifications). Spray Foam provides a complete seamless building envelope, and creates a more comfortable environment for the life of your home.
What is the difference between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation?
There are two types of spray foam: open-cell (isocyanurate) ½ pound foam, and closed cell (polyurethane) 2lb foam.
The closed cell foams typically have a higher R-value than open-cell foam. Sprayed foam insulation is applied as a liquid that contains a polymer (such as polyurethane or modified urethane) and a foaming agent. The liquid is sprayed through a nozzle into wall, ceiling, and floor cavities where it expands to fill every nook and cranny. Because it expands into tight areas, sprayed foam is ideal for insulating steel framing and around outlets. By acting as a wind and air barrier, it often eliminates the need for separate air-tightness detailing, which can increase energy efficiency and allow downsizing of the heating and cooling system equipment.
Open-Cell half pound foam is incredibly effective as a sound barrier. It maintains its performance with no loss of R-Value over time. It also maximizes air leakage and seals the buildings envelope to optimal air tightness. Closed-Cell polyurethane spray foam is one of the most efficient insulation materials commercially available. It provides one of the highest R-Values and is a highly effective air barrier with very low moisture vapor permeability. It’s commonly used in tighter spaces.
Sprayed foam insulation does not shrink, sag, settle, or biodegrade. By acting as an air barrier, spray foam insulation provides insulation and air sealing in one step. In addition, most foam insulation products have a higher R-value per inch than fiberglass batt insulation. This increases energy efficiency by allowing downsizing of the heating and cooling system equipment.
Residential Spray Foam Insulation Applications:
Some of the uses for spray polyurethane foam insulation for residential applications include:
Some Commercial areas that benefit from spray polyurethane foam insulation include:
Spray foam insulation is made of environmentally friendly urethane. Our foam does not have any formaldehyde or asbestos
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