What is Spray Foam Insulation
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. SPF is made by mixing two components together through a reactor and applying it to a substrate in liquid form. The liquids react very quickly when mixed, expanding on contact to create foam that insulates, seals gaps, and can form moisture and vapor barriers. SPF insulation is known to resist heat transfer extremely well, and it offers a highly effective solution in reducing unwanted air infiltration through cracks, seams, and joints. Spray polyurethane foam can also help your home or building reduce exterior noises and increase the comfort of your home by reducing allergens. Spray polyurethane foam does not change shape or structure once it has been applied by spray foam applicators so there should be no concerns of having to re-apply spray foam insulation as is typical with conventional cellulose and/or fiberglass insulation. The use of spray foam insulation also provides an environmentally friendly home by reducing the use of oil to heat and cool the home thus reducing greenhouse gases in the environment.
When spray foam insulation is properly installed in a sealed home with an unvented attic, energy savings of 50% have been achieved. When looking at spray foam insulation for your home or business, customers should realize that applying spray foam insulation is an investment into your home or business. As with many investments, you get what you pay for so spending a little more money up front will ensure your home or office will perform substantially better and save you money over time. Typically we see a return on the investment (ROI) for upgrading to spray foam insulation over fiberglass or cellulose in about 36 months of living at a home. We have customers who have seen a ROI in as little as 12-18 months of having spray foam insulation applied.