Benefits of Spray Foam
Keeps You Comfortable All Year Round
First and foremost, spray foam insulation keeps your home or building cool during the summer and warm during the winter. This means that you, your family or your colleagues will feel comfortable all year long.
Reduces Heating and Cooling costs by up to 50%
Because spray foam helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures, heating and cooling systems don’t have to work overtime. Not only that, it means that it also takes less time to reach that ideal temperature. Less work for heating/AC units means lower energy bills!
Lasts Longer Than Other Forms of Insulation
Unlike other traditional types of insulation, spray foam does not need to be replaced. It does not settle, move around, or eventually lose performance. Also, some types of insulation can get eaten and ripped apart by pests. Spray foam is less likely to get damaged by insects or rodents.
Helps to Prevent Mold by Mimimizing Moisture Buildup
Moisture can be the enemy in a building. Many forms of insulation retain water, potentially damaging your structure while making your insulation less effective. Water retention can be a contributor to mold growth. In short, water damage can have disastrous consequences. Spray foam insulation performs well against moisture, and quickly dries if it does get wet – reducing any worries about mold.
Minimizes Noise By Creating A Sound Barrier
Spray foam insulation is less porous than its alternatives. This means that it’s better at minimizing unwanted noise such as water running through a pipe or cars passing by. This is ideal for homes, offices, or workspaces that need peace and quiet.
Helps With Air Quality
Spray foam’s air sealing qualities help reduce the amount of dust, allergens, and pollutants that enter your space, making it a great choice for allergy sufferers! Traditional insulation can get dusty over time. Likewise, the lack of air-sealing capabilities means that allergens and other pollutants have easier entry, potentially triggering allergies and respiratory issues like asthma.
What is Spray Foam
Energy Efficiency Code Requirements for Homes or Buildings
Where To Insulate with Spray Foam
Formulated For Performance
DESIGNING WITH SPRAY FOAM
PREVENTION: Spray foam can help control moisture. Open-cell and closed-cell spray foam can act as a moisture vapor retarder. In addition, sealing gaps and air leaks can prevent humidity and condensation within a building. By controlling moisture, spray foam can limit one of the key variables that lead to mold growth.
DURABILITY: Spray foam makes buildings more durable. Medium density, closed-cell spray foam can be used to make wall assemblies stronger by increasing their racking strength.
FLEXIBILITY: When it comes to creativity, spray foam lets your imagination run wild because it provides design flexibility. By expanding to fill cavities, crevices, and gaps –even awkward or difficult to reach areas, it allows architects to be creative with design while not compromising on performance.
More and more architects are designing with spray foam insulation because of its multiple benefits. It allows the flexibility to create while also designing a first-class structure by creating an air barrier, vapor retardant, and a superbly insulated building. In addition, many states are adopting codes that encourage or mandate increased energy efficiency. Spray foam can help meet or exceed stringent building and energy codes.