Distinctive Spray Foam Insulation Features

Spray foam insulation contractor is a composite material made up of 2 types of chemicals: polyol resin and isocyanate. When mixed, these components chemically react to expand up to 30-60 times their liquid volume when sprayed in place. This expansion allows the insulation to fill out even the smallest cracks, crevices and gaps — making it one of the best insulators available.

Its air sealing quality reduces convective heat transfer from exterior to interior, resulting in significant heating and cooling cost savings for homeowners. In addition, it blocks the flow of harmful particles and allergens into the home. Imagine spring with fewer runny noses and itchy eyes, or summer with less sinus congestion.

Using Spray Foam Insulation in New Construction vs. Retrofit Projects

Depending on your climate zone and project details, you may opt for open or closed-cell spray foam. The choice is also a matter of budget, as closed-cell is typically more expensive than open-cell spray foam.

The good news is that more and more manufacturers are reducing their carbon footprint by switching to low-GWP blowing agents. Examples include BASF Walltite CM01 and Genyk Boreal Nature, both of which have a GWP of just 1. These lower GWP blowing agents still offer the high R-value that you expect from spray foam.

If you choose to install spray foam yourself, it’s important to follow safety instructions closely to prevent overexposure to the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that off-gas during and after installation. It’s also a good idea to vacate the building during spraying and curing, as the process can create uncomfortable conditions for occupants.

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