SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
There is no better home insulating material that can seal your home from air and moisture intrusion, save on costly utility bills, strengthen your home, and protect your family’s health from dangerous mold, airborne pollutants, and allergens than spray foam insulation.
NEW HOME OR UPGRADE EXISITING INSULATION
Spray foam insulation can be added to your existing home replacing the current insulation, or it can be applied to a new home being built.
THE 2 TYPES OF SPRAY INSULATION
OPEN CELL FOAM INSULATION
Open cell is that type of foam in which the cells do not close completely. As the open-cell foam uses less number of chemicals, it is less costly. The foam acts as a barrier for, but cannot barricade water vapor. It has a sponge-like an appearance and can be used on the interiors walls of a home or building, as it causes a reduction in sound. The foam is not used for the outdoor applications.
CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION
The closed cell foam has a high density that is much more than the density of the open-cell foam. The compact and smaller cellular structure of the foam can barricade both water vapor and air. The foam is used in the roofing projects and the outdoor applications, but can be used in any area of the home.
- Increase structural integrity
- Eliminate drafts, stops air infiltration.
- Heating and cooling saving on Energy bill
- Relieve noise pollution from outside and increase comfort of your home.
- Less allergens, dusts and bugs
- Impede entry of insects and pests
- Moisture Resistant/ Eliminates mold
- Environmentally friendly
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Spray Foam Roofing is known for its excellent adhesion to a range of roofing substrates: clay and concrete, shingles, metal, and wood can be covered with a SPF system. SPF commercial roofing systems are often used over existing roof coverings.
Spray Foam Roofing systems are ideal to use where:
- The roof has multiple penetrations.
- The roof has an unusual shape or contours.
- Additional insulation is required.
- The roof is located in a harsh weather environment.
- Lightweight materials are essential.
- Slope must be added for drainage.
- The existing commercial roof covering must be retained.
How long the system lasts depends on the quality of the original application and upkeep of long term maintenance.
You should inspect your roof semi-annually and after weather that might cause physical damage. Small damage can be repaired with a sealant and coating. More extensive damage can be repaired by reapplying SPF. Depending on the original application and level of damage, SPF commercial roof systems are usually re-coated every 10 – 15 years.
Gaps and cracks in the building envelope can allow uncontrolled movement of moisture-laden air in and out of the building. Loss of interior moisture control can make the interior air excessively dry or moist, which can cause occupant discomfort, poor indoor air quality, higher heating and cooling costs to control moisture, and in some cases, hidden deterioration of the building and possibly mold and mildew growth. Air sealing these gaps and cracks with SPF can help control interior moisture levels.
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