Polyurethane foam insulation is a major innovation in home insulation technology.
This remarkable system provides extremely high R-value (R13 at 2-inch thickness).
Closed-cell insulation also creates a permanent air barrier and vapor diffusion
retarder (VDR), protecting your home's interior from dust, pollen and moisture infiltration, while
strengthening walls. Its closed-cell structure
provides superb noise reduction to make even a
busy life peacefully quiet. And it's environmentally
friendly, too. But best of all it helps
save you money on heating and cooling costs
year after year.
For more than 40 years, spray foam insulation
has been providing year-round comfort in homes
across America. Federal and state energy-saving
education groups refer to spray-in-place foam as
one of the most efficient means of insulating
Professionally installed insulation is
applied by specially trained contractors to the
inside surface of exterior walls, to the underside
of the roof, and beneath floors in basements
and crawl spaces during new home construction
or home remodeling. The two-part spray mixture
expands rapidly to fill all gaps and voids,
completely and permanently adhering to wood,
masonry, metal, studs and joists. It is best
applied after rough plumbing, electrical wiring,
and heating and air conditioning ducts are in
place and before interior wallboard is installed.
Most spray foam insulation is formulated to inhibit mold, mildew and bacterial growth.
Spray-in-place insulation never settles, shrinks, compresses or sags. Spray foam insulation has higher density (nominal 2 Ibs/ft3 of foam) for higher R-value and more efficient vapor and air retardation. High-density, closed-cell insulation strengthens walls with more than twice the racking strength of so called "soft" open-cell foam insulation products.
Homes insulated with polyurethane foam use less energy for heating and cooling and can often be served by smaller heating and air conditioning units.