What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray polyurethane foam has many benefits and purposes. When you decide to install foam in your home, you are making your home greener by saving energy and creating a healthier air environment. Traditional insulation such as fiberglass and cellulose, break down over time releasing contaminants and dirt into your home environment. Traditional insulation has many areas in the attic that let air pass through and has to be replaced every few years. Spray foam insulation expands up to a 100 times its size to fill all cracks and
crevices to seal outside air and keep all conditioned air inside. Spray foam insulation does not break down over time and has a life of up to 85+ years, meaning it never has to be replaced. We stand by our product and offer a lifetime warranty for the foam if there are ever any issues with it. Not only as an insulator, but spray foam is used to keep moisture out and used as a noise reduction solution. In crawl space areas, moisture sets in forming mold and mildew and can compromise your building structure. When spray foam insulation is used in walls and between floors, it seals all crevices where sound can travel through creating noise reduction. Most energy providers offer energy improvement rebates for spray foam insulation and you can receive a tax credit for energy improvements in your building. Our passion is to help you save money while creating a healthier environment so you can live/work more comfortably.
Open cell insulation is usually used for attic areas. This insulation will discolor if you have a roof leak or if any moisture is present. The foam is then removed and after leak repairs, we will return to replace the foamed area that has been taken out. Closed cell foam is often used in basement and crawl space areas. The closed cell option will seal out all moisture, which is why it is chosen for those damp crawl space/ basement areas. Sound proofing is another service provided by our spray foam insulation Open cell foam is used for sound proofing services. We provide services for new construction projects, as well as existing buildings.
Controlling the air
To create an energy efficient structure you need to control the air movement within. A significant amount of the air inside a structure infiltrates through the walls, ceilings and floors. A structure that leaks air is not energy efficient. Adding an advanced insulation system like spray foam will help you control the air leakage. When properly installed spray foam quickly expands to fill the cracks, crevices, gaps and voids that exist in every structure. In addition spray foam will conform to the curves, irregular surfaces and spaces to form a superior thermal envelope around your entire structure.
Open Cell Insulation
Open cell is usually used for attic areas. It allows water to pass through where closed cell does not. This insulation will discolor if you have a roof leak or if any moisture is present. The foam is then removed and after leak repairs, we will return to replace the foamed area that has been taken out. Closed cell foam is often used in basement and crawl space areas. Sound proofing is another service provided by our spray foam insulation Open cell foam is used for sound proofing services. We provide services for new construction projects, as well as existing buildings.
Open-Cell Spray Foam
- Can be installed at a significantly lower cost and target the same specified R-value
- Can achieve greater R-value if not restricted by space
- Lower raw material/resource use
- Permits bi-directional drying
- Will accommodate long-term creep and seasonal movement
Closed Cell Insulation
The closed cell option will seal out all moisture, which is why it is chosen for those damp crawl space/ basement areas. By sealing out moisture you are preventing mold growth. Closed-cell foam is the only type of insulation classified as an “acceptable flood-resistant material” by FEMA. “Flood-resistant material” is defined as any building material capable of withstanding direct and prolonged contact with floodwaters without sustaining significant damage. Along with its ability to stop air infiltration, you can achieve a thermal envelope that is superior to traditional forms of insulation.
Closed-Cell Spray Foam
- Can be applied at very low temperatures (as low as 5oF)
- Adds wall racking strength as well as impact resistance
- Ideal for continuous insulation solutions
- Higher R-value per inch – easier to accommodate high R-value requirements in narrow spaces
- Lower vapor permeance (can be a Class II VDR)
- Can reject bulk water (ideal for flood zones)
- Higher tensile and bond strength