An environmentally friendly home is a great benefit for builders, occupants, and the environment. Take an active role in helping reduce greenhouse gases, thus slowing the effects of global warming. By properly sealing a home the amount of oil that is needed to produce electricity and the carbon admitted into the environment is greatly reduced.
Spray polyurethane foam insulation, because of its efficacy as an air sealer and waterproofing agent, has the potential to be a key component of the durability management strategy for a home. In addition to adding durability, spray foam contributes to projects’ achievement of high levels of energy efficiency because of the high R-value per inch and the performance characteristics of foam.
Spray foam insulation seals the home to stop conditioned indoor air from escaping and prevent unconditioned air from entering. Air exchange in and out of a home is a leading cause of escalated energy bills.
Air exchange through the top of a structure, such as attics and roofs, will occur without a proper seal.
Closed-cell spray foam is recommended for exterior subgrade foundation thermal and moisture management systems. This application damp proofs the foundation and adds to the energy efficiency of the building.
Wall shear and racking strength can be up to three times stronger when insulating with closed-cell foam, rather than conventional insulation in framed walls.
The cell structure and physical properties of spray foam insulation contributes to sound attenuation of sound wall assembly designs. Spray foam insulation systems have been tested for noise reduction and sound transmission control.