Why Spray Foam?
Polyurethane Foam Insulation vs. Traditional Insulation
Cellulose and fiberglass insulations were the most common forms of insulation used before the invention of spray foam insulation. Even with spray foam's inception, they are still the most popular choice. While both can offer some insulation value, they have numerous deficiencies, and when compared to spray foam insulation, their defects become even more apparent. Unlike its fiberglass and cellulose, polyurethane spray foam completely blocks airflow. The certified measurement of the insulation's effectiveness in resisting heat is called the R-value per inch. The R-value for spray foam stands head and shoulders above all other forms of insulation, topping out at an R-7 per inch.
Conversely, cellulose and fiberglass max out their R-value in the mid-3s. However, their effective R-values plummet when accounting for air passing through the material and their unfortunate ability to retain water vapor. Spray polyurethane foam is much more effective at insulating your METAL BUILDING, home, attic, basement, or crawl space.
The Spray Foam Advantage
We often only think of insulation as something to keep your home, office, or commercial space warm. But to do that well, there are several other things to keep in mind, from longevity to interaction with the air and environment around it. Spray foam insulation has many advantages over traditional insulation:
- Blocks airflow and aids in the reduction of allergens entering your home
- Retains its position and shape and doesn't settle, fall, or shrink over time
- Sprayfoam expands to over 40 times its original size. This ensures that it fits snugly into corners and crevices for maximum airflow blockage
- While rodents can use sprayfoam for nesting, its harder for them to carry it off, as commonly seen with traditional insulations.
- It does not retain moisture and therefore restricts mold growth inside the insulation. If mold does grow on the outside for any reason, it can simply be treated and wiped off
- Does not retain odors from the surrounding environment