Closed-Cell Spray Foam

What is Closed-Cell Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF):
Closed-cell Polyurethane Spray Foam insulation is foam that is safe, sprayed-in-place, rigid, and eliminates air leaks around studs, windows, door frames, wall outlets, and other voids where conditioned air, and as a result, money leaves your home every day.

The solid nature and seal-ability of cured foam is moisture resistant and inhibits moisture-driven elements providing for dry, comfortable interiors in any season.

With Closed-Cell SprayFoam Insulation, you will:

  • live comfortably year-round – no cold drafts in the winter or warm humid air in the summer
  • save up to 60% on your utilities every month, every year!
  • get a fast return on your investment with long-term benefits
  • protect your home or building from wind damage with added structural integrity
  • enjoy a sound proof environment by reducing exterior noise
  • safeguard your family from dangerous mold, mildew, and allergens
  • add value to your structure

Prevents Moisture Infiltration through Air Leakage
United States government energy labs estimate that air filtration wastes up to 40% of every home’s heating and cooling dollars. Studies show that there were more than $30 billion wasted in 1984 in lost energy costs alone. The closed-cell nature of Polyurethane Foam stops air leakage problems at the source. Any imperfections in the building envelope such as holes, cracks, or gaps in the insulation materials will definitely contribute to poor performance or moisture accumulation, allergen, and pathogen growth and very possibly to structural failure.

Closed-Cell Spray Foam is ideal for:

  • all new construction, regardless of size, style, or location
  • homes built on or near the water where moisture and wind are a problem
  • those who want a home that’s both energy efficient and comfortable

Advantages of Closed-Cell Sprayed Polyurethane Foam

Reduces energy use in buildings beyond its stated R-value because spray foam:

  • provides a continuous barrier
  • prevents moisture infiltration through air leakage
  • minimizes dew point problems and condensation
  • avoids thermal bridging
  • resists heat movement in all directions
  • provides reliable performance under varying conditions

Continuous Barrier

It has been estimated that Forty Percent (40%) of a home’s heating or cooling loss results from air flow through cracks beneath the sill plate, around wall outlets and windows, and along duct runs and other leak sources throughout the building envelope. Spray foam eliminated this air flow by creating a barrier.

Reliable Performance
A one-inch sample of polyurethane foam insulation consists of millions of tiny closed plastic cells filled with inert gas. Much like argon in double and triple pane windows, spray foam’s insulation performance is not dependent on uncontrollable factors like trapping still air. Two inches of our product has a perm of less than one. That’s a good thing! Two inches of closed cell spray foam will do the most effective job of stopping air infiltration, exfiltration, convection, and solar driven moisture in the stud cavity.

Avoids Thermal Bridging
Thermal bridging is another notorious energy thief. When insulation is not continuous and the building components are very conductive, substantial reductions in performance of R-values are observed.

Lowers Energy Consumption
The importance of proper insulation usually becomes apparent when it is too late to correct the problem. Heating and cooling account for 50%-70% of the energy used in the average American home. Homeowners quickly learn that undesirable air and moisture infiltration in a finished house increases energy consumption, which in turn, leads to high utility bills and steadily declines resale home value.

Other Advantages
The solid nature and seal-ability of cured foam, which is moisture resistant itself, inhibit moisture-driven elements providing for dry comfortable interiors. There are many other advantages inherent to sprayed-in-place rigid polyurethane foam.

  • it creates a barrier against gas and odor
  • it retards insects and rodent penetration
  • it adds structural integrity to the house
  • it helps reduce exterior noise

Investment Return
The initial application cost of the system is offset by constant yearly pay backs through lower heating and cooling bills. Insulating your home with sprayed polyurethane foam will typically save enough money in reduced utility bills to pay for itself within a few years, continue to save you money for as long as you own your home, and increase the resale value of your home. High utility bills can be avoided.

By choosing an insulation system like sprayed polyurethane foam, you are able to create an energy efficient home. This may even allow you to qualify for an Energy Efficient Mortgage. An EEM allows a lender to stretch both the housing debt-to-income ratio and the total debt-to-income ratio two percentage points. These ratios are typically 28% and 36%. This two point stretch increases those qualifying ratios to 30% and 38%.

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