Injection Foam into Existing Walls
Midwest Professional Foam Insulation, LLC provides Retrofit Foam Insulation which adds tremendous R-value to exterior walls, achieving up to R-13 in 2 x 4 walls and up to R-21 in 2 x 6 walls. Retrofit Foam Insulation reduces energy use in buildings beyond its stated R-value because of the nature of foam insulation. Retrofit Foam Insulation:
• Reduces moisture infiltration through air leakage.
• Minimizes dew point problems and condensation.
• Avoids thermal bridging & resists heat movement in all directions.
• Provides reliable performance under varying conditions.
There are very few things that homeowners can do in the way of home improvement that will actually yield a return on investment. With energy savings of up to 50%, Retrofit Foam Insulation can not only pay for itself, but can actually save you money for the entire life of your home.
Our staff at Midwest Professional Foam Insulation, LLC has trained installers who are familiar with the detailed process of injecting insulation into existing wall cavities. Each home has is unique and has a different design than the previous home. Typically we can drill ½” diameter holes into the homes wall cavities, allowing access for the foam application. The wall height and depth of the wall cavity affect where holes are drilled in each of these wall cavities. The injection foam application can be made from the interior or exterior of the building, depending on whether the interior or exterior finishes are to be renovated. Many types of construction can be retrofitted, from wood frame, metal frame, and masonry among others.
The actual process is quite simple. After the ½” diameter holes are strategically drilled, our installers will use specialized equipment to inject the 2 component insulation system into your existing wall cavity. Because our special formulation goes in as a liquid, it is able to run to the bottom of the wall cavity where it then begins to expand 50 times its original volume, allowing the foam to completely fill the entire cavity.
Our installers are trained to use infrared imaging to help minimize voids when injecting foam into wall cavities. Once the application process is complete, the refinish of application holes can be easily repaired. This process is generally the responsibility of the homeowner.