Spray foam insulation is a high-density polyurethane foam that expands to fill spaces, creating an air barrier that stops unwanted heat energy from passing through walls, floors and attics. It’s an excellent thermal insulator, with an R-Value of up to R-6 per inch installed. It’s used mainly during the rough-in stage of construction, to insulate voids around plumbing and electrical wiring. It also works well in older homes, providing an effective and durable insulator that can last for years.
In order to install spray foam insulation, professional insulation contractors must be highly trained. The process involves the use of highly flammable chemicals that must be kept away from heat sources. The chemicals must be mixed on-site and sprayed onto the structure with a specially designed spray gun. The spray guns atomize the liquid chemicals, resulting in a rapid chemical reaction that forms the foam insulation. It’s important to hire a certified spray foam contractor for all installations because it’s difficult to achieve consistent coverage and expansion without training and experience.
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In addition to its thermal benefits, spray foam insulation is an effective noise insulator as it restricts outside noises from entering buildings. However, it is not suitable for all applications because it can inhibit ventilation and can trap moisture, leading to the growth of mold and wood rot. Using a low-GWP blowing agent can significantly reduce these potential issues, but this may increase the installation cost of spray foam.
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