Spray Polyurethane Foam is an insulation drastically different from any other form. It can form a continuous air barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on many surfaces in and around a home or building. It is created on-site by mixing two chemicals that react quickly to create a rigid foam. It not only insulates, but seals gaps, and some foams can form a barrier against moisture and vapor.
Spray foam is a high quality, versatile insulation product that can be added to a new home or installed during a renovation or retrofit job. It is a multi-purpose product that insulates, seals and acts as an air barrier. Certain types of spray foam can act as a moisture barrier, weather barrier, or even as a sound barrier.
As much as 40% of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and air leaks—which can all be prevented—can make energy bills unnecessarily high and let valuable resources go to waste. Spray foam can be used to fill these gaps and stop the leaks in many areas of a home or building. Some common spots for air leaks that can be sealed with spray foam include:
Behind knee walls
Energy efficient spray foam insulation, when properly installed, deliver energy savings of up to 45% for the life of your property. I’ve been in plenty of these homes and can tell you that when spray foam is installed properly, they outperform 99% of fiberglass batt-insulated, stick-built homes.
OPEN-CELL SPRAY FOAM
Open-cell spray foam insulation is a spray-applied, half pound density, non-structural, thermal insulation material used in wall cavities, floor assemblies, ceiling assemblies and in attic applications. Open-cell foam insulation is a performance upgrade over conventional insulation that leads to energy.
CLOSED-CELL SPRAY FOAM
Insulation is one of the most efficient insulating materials commercially available, with aged R-Values above 6.6 per inch. Two inches of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation will minimize air infiltration, exfiltration, convection, conduction and control solar driven moisture in the building envelope.