Benefits of spray foam insulation
Fills in cracks and gaps without any flows
Inhibits air and energy loss, while providing insulation benefits
It will not lose insulation or compression, nor will it "fall out of place" - unlike fiberglass
Closed-cell spray foam is waterproof and completely avoids dampness.
High performing insulation can be used for many different jobs - from keeping your house warm to insulating against sound.
Among all the different kinds of insulation on the market, spray foam is by far head and shoulders above its competitors. It outperforms them on R-Value, durability, air sealing and versatility. Not only that but spray foam is resistant to mold and moisture damage.
Spray foam insulation may be more expensive, but the benefits are worth it.
There are three types for spray foam, to choose from when you decide to use it. For spots like sealing, where you need to apply in smaller amounts, it's easiest to use a disposable can. If the job is bigger, concentrated on insulation or sealant for attic ductwork then two-part spray foam can be the best option.
For small jobs & & for bigger ones too, spray foam can be installed in a can, a canister or a big barrel.
To help people comprehend how all different types of spray foam are used, it's time to talk about how the foam is applied. Pressurized cans "one-part" spray foams are typically used for sealing gaps or cracks. This is a really affordable option
2-part spray foam comes in a large container and needs to be mixed before you apply. The texture becomes something like a foam once you mix the two chemicals together to create a chemical reaction.
Some contractors use smaller 2-part kits to seal off the attic or ducts.
In the case of a complete attic or a wood-framed wall, two chemicals are mixed from 50 gallon drums from professional trucks
SPF - or Closed-Cell - is often used for big jobs
Most professionals these days use closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) on their jobs. Before applying the material, they always make sure their safety gear is nearby & ready to be worn. You'll want to look into what types of gear may be relevant given the task at hand
When the job is finished and the foam hardens, it's safe for as long as it stays in its place!
Spray foam insulation is a very energy-efficient and cost-effective way to create a space that is comfortable. We'll be happy to give you a free estimate for your home, so get in touch today!