Spray Foam Insulation

Advantages

There is nothing better than spray foam insulation. Spray Polyurethane Foam (aka SPF) is different — it is two chemicals, polyol and an isocyanate, mixed along with catalysts and additives using a specially engineered spray application system. Once mixed, the chemicals expand to form an adhesive bond that insulates and seals the surface.  SPF has become a critical feature to energy efficiency.  It helps seal all the cracks, crevices and gaps in your walls and roof.  SPF is the only product capable of controlling temperature, air movement, moisture, your family’s health and sound issues.

Benefits

Save on Utilities

Initial cost may be more expensive than the traditional batt insulation but the long term is defiantly more cost effective.  Energy is lost due to air infiltrating in the forms of drafts through windows, doorways and even wall sockets.  With SPF it adheres and forms to the walls to create a tight seal by expanding around every void and stays in place forever unlike the traditional batt foam that can fall or shrink.  It forms an air barrier and can eliminate some additional costs of weatherizing such as taping joints, and caulking to name a few.  You will be amazed by the reduction in your heating and cooling bills.

Prevents Moisture and Mold

Traditional insulation is only stapled or placed in between the 2 x 4’s and does not seal the cavity in between the studs.  This makes it less efficient.  SPF acts as an air barrier and reduces moisture infiltration which in turn lowers the risk of mold growth. This helps prevent structural damage to your home or even severe health damage to the occupants.  Closed cell foam is the only material that is classified “acceptable flood resistant material” by FEMA.

Reduces Sound Issues

SPF actually can reduce the sound in your home by making it acoustically tighter.  Closed cell blocks transmission of low frequency sound and open cell spray foam absorbs mid to high frequency sound.  With the two combined, they can create an effective sound barrier.

SPF Roofing

Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing

  • It pays for itself in energy savings alone
  • SPF has an R-value of 7.0 per inch thickness; enabling it to provide more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of commercial insulation material.
  • Usually you see an immediate energy savings of 30 -50%
  • A completely sustainable roof system
  • If you must make repairs, they will be 100% as the original date installed
  • SPF is a Green building material
  • Applying SPF is two to three times faster than other roof applications
  • Reflective – There are highly reflective coatings available which meet Energy Star  guidelines
  • Depending on the condition of the existing roof, you may not have to remove the existing product which will save on time and labor costs.
  • Maintenance – Its water and wind uplift resistance have been proven under the most adverse conditions.
  • It is self flashing and seamless
  • Improve appearance
  • Long lasting – when properly maintained it can last up to 50 years.

Why use SPF Roofing?

  • Seamless: Seams are one of the major sources of leaks in roof systems and SPF roofs are totally seamless. Polyurethane foam is applied as a liquid, creating a single monolithic membrane that covers the entire roof — no seams and no joints. The foam is easy to replace when stacks or other roof penetrations need to be moved or added.
  • Flexible: The foam can be sprayed onto virtually any surface, even irregularly shaped roofs
  • Lightweight: Foam roofing typically weighs around 50 lbs per square, versus 800 lbs for a built-up roof and 1000 lbs. for ballasted single-ply roofs. This reduces the structural dead load on your roof.
  • Energy Efficient: SPF has the best insulating properties available for commercial construction today. The insulating foam keeps heat from penetrating in the summer or escaping in the winter, permanently lowering heating and air conditioning costs for most owners.
  • Virtually Leak Proof: Eliminates the problem areas where most leaks start. Water does not travel laterally in SPF roofs as it can in built-up roofs (BUR) or single-ply roofs. A leak in the top membrane of a BUR or a single-ply roof will create the spreading of water, saturating the insulation and causing multiple interior leaks. With SPF, even if a hole is punched through the entire two-inch membrane, water movement will be restricted to the hole. In most cases, repairs can be made with a tube of caulk. To further discourage leaks, a subtle slope can be easily built into the foam system to prevent ponding.
  • Saves Time and Money: For most installations, the old roof stays on, saving you $.25 to $.65/sq ft. in tear-off costs and speeding up the installation time, causing less disruption at your work site. Cost savings can be even more substantial on new buildings, because polyurethane foam’s lightweight and superior insulating qualities can reduce costly structural requirements, as well as operational requirements of cooling and heating equipment. And unlike some systems, foam roofing recoats with ease, extending the life of the roof.
  • Virtually leak-proof roofs
  • Very low maintenance and easily repaired
  • Excellent insulation keeps buildings cooler during the hot summer months, warmer in the winter, saving you money on utility bills for years to come.