What is Spray Foam Insulation?

At  CKC Custom Homes we like to use the most modern top of the line products in every single one of our homes. I mean we are building quality, luxury homes here. One of our favorite products to use is foam insulation. We get asked all the time what foam insulation is and how it compares to blown in. So grab your coffee and keep reading below to become a spray foam scholar!

IMG_3421Foam insulation or more technically called spray polyurethane foam is a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. It is made by mixing and reacting unique liquid components at the job site to create foam. The liquids react very quickly when mixed, expanding on contact to create foam that insulates, seals gaps, and can form moisture and vapor barriers. SPF insulation is known to resist heat transfer extremely well, and it offers a highly effective solution in reducing unwanted air infiltration through cracks, seams, and joints.

IMG_3417Air moves in and out of a home through every hole, crack, and crevice. Roughly 33% of air infiltrates through walls, ceiling, and floors. Adding an advanced insulation system is necessary to achieve optimal building performance. SPF is that advanced insulation system.

IMG_3415Spray foam insulation can maximize a homeowner’s investment by sealing the building envelope to stop conditioned indoor air from escaping and prevent unconditioned air from entering a home. Air exchange in and out of a home is a leading cause of escalated energy bills. The mechanical systems that heat and cool buildings are continuously operating; reducing extreme temperature variations saves on the overuse of mechanical systems and leads to lower energy bills. And who doesn’t want that?!

IMG_3419In our homes we spray the entire roof line and walls, which in turn can make your attic air conditioned space.

IMG_3323Till next time,

Chuck Powell

 

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Sources:

https://www.whysprayfoam.org/what-is-spray-foam

https:/www.lapolla.com/spray-foam-insulation/what-is-sprayfoam

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