WHY SPRAY FOAM INSULATION SO IMPORTANT?
Spray foam insulation has some of the highest insulation R-values available, which can improve efficiency and comfort. Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a versatile insulation and sealant that can form a continuous air barrier on a variety of surfaces in homes or buildings, such as ceilings, walls, and concrete slabs. Spray polyurethane foam is made by combining two fast-reacting liquids, isocyanate and polyol resin, which expand when mixed to form foam.
Toxic spray foam insulation is the worst mistake a homeowner can make. Choosing the best insulation for your home is a serious matter. You expect it to seal your home and help you save money on your energy bill, but sometimes saving money comes at a cost you are unwilling to pay.
Spray foam insulation has recently become a popular choice among builders and homeowners for a variety of reasons. Its main advantage is that it completely seals all of the tiny cracks and holes that allow bugs, air, and moisture into your home.
On the surface, spray foam appears to be the clear winner. However, what the insulation company may not tell you is that spray foam can create a toxic home environment. Whatever you save on your energy bill as a result of spray foam could potentially be at the expense of your health.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is typically made of polyurethane and isocyanate and can be applied to insulated surfaces. To create the insulation, the foam begins as two separate liquids that are sprayed together. You apply the liquid in a thin layer to the surface, and it quickly expands into foam to fill large areas and create tight seals.
When it comes to insulating your home, there are numerous materials to choose from, and we at Pacific Spray System understand how difficult it can be to decide which one to use. To assist you in making this important decision, we offer free consultations where you can discuss your home and your specific needs with one of our experts. We’ll go over the advantages and disadvantages of each type of insulation we offer, but in this article, we’ll focus on spray foam insulation.
Spray foam is typically available in three densities: high density, medium density, and low density. Each type has its own set of applications, with high density being used in high-performance applications such as roofing and exteriors and low density being used primarily for interior walls.
Spray foam insulation comes in two varieties: open cell and closed cell. The open cell type is denser than the closed cell type and has a sponge-like feel to it. It is an excellent choice for noise reduction and is less expensive than closed cell insulation. Closed cell insulation excels at keeping moisture out, lowering energy costs, and acting as an environmentally friendly insulation option. Spray foam takes less space and yet outperforms other materials because of its superior thermal insulation properties
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Spray foam insulation is recommended by Pacific Spray Systems for both new construction and upgrades to existing structures. It is especially useful for the latter purpose because, unlike traditional roll insulation, it does not require the removal of any walls or siding to install. If you’re curious about the advantages of spray foam insulation, give our team at Pacific Spray Systems a call.
Without proper insulation in your home or business, you could be losing money on heat loss, water damage and other unnecessary expenses. Turn to a foam insulation contractor to ensure that your property is fully insulated.
Pacific Spray Systems LLC is a preferred choice for spray foam insulation services in Poulsbo, Tacoma, Silverdale and Bremerton, WA. We provide our services to both homeowners and business owners. We use the highest-quality insulation to defend your property against the elements.
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