It is lifetime insulation. Spray foam seals all voids and creates an air barrier around your home or building. Spray foam may be higher than traditional fiberglass, however, it will lower your utility bills and won’t lose its effectiveness over time. Spray On Foam can be used to establish almost any R-Value needed to meet codes and other building regulations. It’s a popular choice in residential applications as well as industrial, manufacturing, or commercial structures.
In simplest terms, closed-cell spray insulation is much denser than open-celled spray insulation. The names come from how many air pockets can be found in each kind of foam. Closed-cell foam has very few – if any – little air pockets and is a much heavier and sturdier product. Open-cell foam has tiny air pockets throughout, which gives it a spongier feel.
Spray foam is applied by spraying two liquid components onto an open wall, crawl space, ceiling surface, or cathedral ceiling. It will expand and fill the void, an effective way to create an “envelope” to keep your structure at the desired temperatures. It’s a much easier way to seal hard to reach areas and closed-cell foam is durable and will stand up to the occasional bumps that occur in industrial facilities. Open-celled foam is a little spongier and is used to create softer surfaces, such as couch cushions or sleeping mats in addition to being excellent interior insulation.
The fire rating, or fire-resistance rating, is how long a passive fire protection system will last when engulfed in flames. This doesn’t necessarily mean spray-on foam is fire-proof, but it will buy you time to knock down the fire before it can spread to structural supports or other parts of the facility. Our products have a class 1 hour fire rating.
No, the foam does not contain any formaldehyde. Although there needs to be plenty of ventilation and safety gear when the spray foam is being applied, once in place, there are no worries of off-gassing. Spray foam is chemically inert and can even protect your health by preventing mold and mildew build-up.
No. It offers no food source nor or nesting materials. Although spray foam shouldn’t be used as a barrier for rodents, it is an ideal way to seal up cracks or holes in the foundation of your home to prevent mice or rats from trying to get in.
There are no blowing agents such as CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons) or HCFC’s (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons) in our light density products. While installing it will create some off-gassing and requires ventilation. The foam “cures” (or sets) within seconds. After it cures/sets it no longer produces off-gassing.
The R-Value of insulation is the measurement of how much heat-flow resistance an insulative product has. The higher the R-value, the more heat (or coolness) it will keep in place. High R-values will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. For open-cell spray foam, the R-value is determined by how thick foam is being applied. The R-Values range for our open-cell foam varies between 3.75″- 4″ per inch. So if codes or regulations require an R-value of 13 in the walls, you will need around three inches of foam.
Closed-cell foam insulation is denser than open-cell insulation, so not as much is needed to attain the same levels of R-values (the measurement of heat flow through an insulation product). The R-Values of our closed-cell products range from 6.7″-7″ per inch. So while you may need three or four inches of open-celled foam to reach an R-Value measurement of R-13, you would only need two inches of closed-cell foam insulation.