How does Spray Foam Insulation increase the structural integrity of my home and make it more resistant to movement?
Our denser foam products offer additional structural support to both walls and roofs of any property. For roofs, our foam seals the soffit openings where winds penetrate, and walls become thicker and stronger with foam installed.
How does Spray Foam Insulation control indoor air quality and comfort?
Spray Foam Insulation provides a sealed thermal envelope. When applied, the insulation conforms and fills each cavity and void. It contributes to the overall comfort and health of the occupants of a home because there are no loose fibers to move about. By reducing air infiltration, the insulation also reduces dust and harmful household mold and mildew. Spray Foam Insulation provides a healthier, draft-free environment with no harmful emissions that can cause allergic reactions.
How does Spray Foam Insulation control moisture movement and condensation?
The most damaging moisture within a building envelope cavity is the result of warm moist inside air being exchanged with the cold dry outside air within the walls. As the moisture in the air condenses, it forms dew within the insulation. Because foam insulation is an air seal, this moisture movement and condensation does not occur. It is ideal for use in climates where buildings are both heated and air conditioned because the situation is reversed in summer with moisture forming on the back of the interior vapor retarder.
How is Spray Foam insulation installed?
The Spray Foam insulation is sprayed into place onto a studded wall by a Spray-Tech Foam professional. As with any open surface, the foam insulation can be sprayed after electrical and plumbing services are in place. It then expands up to 120 times its initial volume in seconds, permanently adhering to the surfaces of the surrounding building materials and sealing all gaps.
Does foam insulation cause any electrical wiring overheat problems or any problems to any metal surfaces?
No, foam insulation has been thoroughly tested and is not a concern to electrical authorities nor is it corrosive to any metals whatsoever.
Can spray foam insulation be applied under my house below my wood floors?
Yes. Applying foam insulation under the wood floors or under subflooring not only creates an air seal and insulates the floor, but it also seals all the cracks and holes where rodents, insects, and spiders enter our homes. The foam will protect your wood floors from soil moisture rising from the ground which can slowly rot your wood. Installing fiberglass batts under your floors can be a huge mistake because they tend to settle, creating an air gap where moisture can penetrate and wreak havoc on your wood, creating a more pleasant environment for termites and rodents.
Does Spray Foam Insulation support bacteria of fungal growth?
No, it does not support bacteria or fungal growth whatsoever.
How long does Spray Foam Insulation last?
Indefinitely. As an inert, long lasting polymer, any residential or commercial structure is a great place for our insulation.
How does spray-foam compare with fiberglass batts and blow-in cellulose?