Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is the best way to insulate your home or business and is an investment that will pay for itself in energy savings alone in less then 5 years. It also increases the value of your property. Energy is costly and the price is getting higher and is going to continue to increase.

 

SPF insulation is the single best way to drastically lower your energy bills because more than 40% of the energy consumed in a typical household goes to heating and cooling.

 

 

WHAT IS SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM?


Spray polyurethane foam, commonly referred to as SPF, is a spray-applied insulating foam plastic that is used as a liquid and then expands many times its original volume. SPF formulas can have many different physical properties depending on the use desired. For example, the same basic raw materials can  make insulation foam that is semi-rigid and soft to the touch; also create high density roofing foam that is resistant to foot traffic and water Specialized equipment is used to apply the Spray Polyurethane Foam. Proper technical training is important in order to get the best results. SPF can provide high levels of R-value, while providing air barriers and assistance in moisture control in buildings. In roofing, it insulates and eliminates thermal bridging through fasteners or gaps in decking, while providing a long-lasting roofing system that has a life that can be extended by re-coating an average of 10-15 years. As a result SPF is used in a wide variety of applications such as:

 

         Roofing

         Air barriers

         Commercial and Residential insulation in walls

         Ceilings, Attics, and Basements

         Industrial insulation such as pipes and tanks

 

For large to mid scale applications, a two component mixture comes together at the tip of a gun, and forms an expanding foam that is sprayed onto concrete slabs, into wall cavities of an unfinished wall, against the interior side of sheathing.

 

 

 

 

 

Cost Savings:


When a minimum of 2 1/2-inches of 2# SPF are installed into the walls the foam achieves a 0.84 Perm Rating eliminating the requirement for a House Wrap such as Tyvek. House wraps are ineffective if not overlapped properly and require proper sealing at door and window frames. SPF can provide R-21 in walls constructed with 2'x4' studs. Most other insulation materials will require 2'x6' stud construction adding 30% to framing costs.

 

 

Air Leakage:


SPF seals the shear wall or exterior siding to the framing members eliminating air infiltration at these areas. All double studs, headers, door frames, and window frames are sealed with SPF.

 

 

Healthy Living:


Fiberglass insulation allows air infiltration and moisture into the wall. Fiberglass allows air to flow through and this can cause moisture and growth of harmful mold in your walls. SPF insulation does not allow air movement within the insulation or a place for growing harmful mold.

 

FEMA Recognized:

 

SPF is the only FEMA recognized foam at the highest class 5 rating.

 

 

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