What is spray foam insulation?
Spray foam insulation is typically a polyurethane foam that is combined with other components to create a chemical reaction that causes the foam to expand and harden. When the components are mixed, it is moved through a heated hose and then through a spray foam gun that installs the insulation in the attic, walls and other areas of the home.
What are the benefits of spray foam insulation?
Spray foam insulation can dramatically improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your utility bills. Because spray foam insulation is applied as a liquid that expands 20 to 30 times it’s initial volume, it is the most effective way to fill every crack, gap and void and ensure it is perfectly sealed. You lose most of the heat in your home because of air leaks. That makes spray foam the best choice for insulation because it becomes a perfect air barrier. It also works great at sealing hard to reach places like rim joist ends, bonus room floors, vaulted ceilings and cantilevers.
Unlike other types of insulation, spray foam acts as a three-in-one insulation system by providing thermal insulation, an air barrier and vapor barrier all at once. It is durable, can be applied on almost any surface and can offer a cleaner environment for your home by sealing out dust and pollen. Spray foam insulation offers the highest R-value of any insulation on the market and is not affected by air temperature or wind that typically reduce the R-value of fiberglass or cellulose insulation products. Learn how to insulate walls.
What kind of spray foam does Details Insulation use?
Details Insulation uses Ploarfoam PF-7300-0 Soya, also known as Polarfoam. This environmentally-friendly foam is made with recycled plastic bottles. In fact, the average sized home could have over 4000 recycled bottles in their spray foam insulation! That recycled plastic is combined with renewable soya bean oil and is a Zero Ozone depleting substance.
This green insulation option is Greenguard certified for indoor air quality and conforms to LEED program requirements. It doesn’t contain any fibers, loose particles, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) or CFCs (chloro fluoro carbons).
When is the best time to install spray foam insulation?
The best time to install spray foam insulation is during new construction or during a renovation when areas that need to be insulated, like the inside of walls or ceiling, are exposed. If you are doing an exterior renovation and removing your old siding, that is also an ideal time to have spray foam insulation installed.
Your old insulation, like batt insulation in the walls or wood chip insulation in the attic, will have to be removed before installing spray foam insulation. This is a service Details Insulation provides. Learn more about updating your wall and attic insulation with spray foam.
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Whether you’re looking for spray foam insulation, an attic insulation upgrade, attic insulation removal, blown in blanket system, batt insulation, or poly vapor barrier, Details Insulation can do it. Most importantly, they do it right!