Spray Foam Insulation Offers Versatility and Efficiency
Whether you are making repairs to an existing building or building a brand new one, spray foam is a handy solution to your insulation needs. It is versatile and efficient and offers a variety of benefits that help it pay for itself.
Spray foam insulation is one of the greenest products available for insulating buildings. It is composed of agriculturally based renewable resources (a proprietary formula), and offers more benefits than similar petrol based products.
The means of application is 100% water based, so installing it in your structure won't contribute to any ozone depletion. Once the foam is applied, you can feel safe with it in your home or business: it doesn't give off any toxic vapors.
Additionally, because of the nature of the materials and the means of application, you can apply it anywhere and get an air tight seal. This includes in crevices, and around building supports like joist, joints and T beams.
Benefits of an air tight seal range from providing a solid sound barrier to lowering your heating and cooling costs. Because the materials doesn't allow air to pass through (and fills in all the little tiny spots where you could get drafts), your heating and cooling units don't have to work as hard. You can save 40 to 60% on your energy bills because of this feature.
Your spray foam insulation is also highly fire resistant, with most varieties meeting a Class I fire rating. But, not only can this material resist fire. It is waterproof (provided the materials aren't submerged in water), it is pest and rodent proof and you don't have to worry about mold or mildew growing on it either.
If you\'re looking for an insulator with tons of benefits for you and the environment, the spray in foam is worth considering. Because of its unique properties, the insulator improves the quality of the air inside of the building. It eliminates air filtration, so airborne irritants don't get into your heating and cooling systems.
Even the application is provides benefits. Though it is water blown, the foam sets quickly, allowing you to move on with your renovations or construction. You can install it yourself as well, if you want to save on labor costs. Once it sets, there are no seams, and it expands to fill every bit of space. You don't have to worry about voids or air pockets that can cause structural problems later on.
Though intended for indoor use only, the foam will stand up to changes in weather and adds to the thermal and structural stability of the structure. It will not shrink in changing weather, but it is flexible enough to allow the building materials the room to react to fluctuating weather.
Spray foam insulation offers multiple benefits. It is one of the greenest products available, and offers energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality. It is easy to install, and can even increase the value of your home or office. If you are looking for a product that can fulfill your insulating needs, spray in foam may be just the thing.
By: Andrew Stratton