Why Foam Insulation
There is no better insulating material to seal your home or business from air and moisture intrusion, save on utility bills, strengthen your building, and protect your health from dangerous mold, airborne pollutants, and allergens than Spray Foam insulation.
Benefits of Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation (SPF)
- Saves on energy costs
- Stops air and moisture infiltration
- Makes your home or business more comfortable
- Adds strength to the building structure
- It is permanent and will not sag or settle, like other types of insulation
- Reduces dust and pollen
- Lowers capacity requirements, maintenance as well as wear of heating and cooling equipment
SPF Saves You Money and Pays for Itself
Your investment in SPF insulation returns with lower energy costs and utility bills. SPF is used to seal the entire “building envelope” to prevent air and moisture infiltration. The US Department of Energy (DOE) studies show that up to 40% of building energy loss is due to air infiltration.
Often times no expensive building wrap or additional vapor protection is required during construction when using SPF, saving money yet again.
Our closed cell foam (SPF) has an aged R-value of 6.6 – 7.14 per inch of thickness, providing more thermal resistance, with less material than any other type of commercial insulation. SPF systems are frequently used to insulate and protect a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Monthly energy and utility savings of 30% or greater can be achieved when compared to the alternative roofing and wall insulation systems. The cost of an SPF roof or wall insulation system can often be recovered in less than 5 years, simply through energy savings alone.
Prevents Air, Moisture and Gas Infiltration
Studies have shown that as much as 40% of a building’s total energy loss is due to air infiltration. Traditional fiberglass insulation is only stapled, or placed into the wall cavities and does not seal the stud and wall cavities from end to end, or top to bottom. Air infiltration can pass through these gaps, making it far less efficient. SPF not only adheres to, but forms to the walls and floors to create a tight seal and insulating barrier that stops this air leakage. SPF also boasts the highest R-value per inch of any other commercially available material, (upwards of R-7.0, compared with Fiberglass at R-2.5-3.5 depending on air movement) making your home or business more comfortable and less expensive to heat in the winter, and cool in the summer.
Since SPF acts as an air barrier, it also helps to reduce moisture infiltration, which is a source of dangerous mold and mildew growth in the home, and can cause severe health problems to its occupants. Moisture infiltration can also cause structural damage to your home or building.
Helps Reduce Moisture and Mold
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. SPF insulation is the key.
Enhances Overall Building Stability
Since SPF is seamless and monolithic, foam sprayed into the walls enhances overall building stability and reduces “rack and sheer.”