For homeowners and home builders looking for an energy-efficient solution, spray foam insulation is a great choice. It can be installed in new construction to help with the R value (the measure of resistance to heat flow) and also sprayed in existing homes, pole barns and commercial buildings. It’s an ideal solution for difficult to reach spaces, such as around light fixtures and electrical outlets or where walls meet doors and windows.
It also does an excellent job of air sealing, which is a key factor in home efficiency. It seals cracks and crevices, preventing cold outside air from coming in and hot inside air from escaping. In addition, it’s impermeable to moisture, which is a huge benefit for homeowners in areas prone to flooding and mold growth.
Rising Trends: The Many Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation
Unlike other forms of insulation, spray foam does not compress or sag over time and can be sprayed in any gap or hole that exists. It can be sprayed on wood-framed walls, roof decks, overhangs and knee walls in new construction or into crawl spaces, attics, and rim joists in existing homes and buildings.
Most spray foam insulation companies use specialized rigs that mix and apply the foam, which helps ensure that it’s applied evenly and properly. It’s important to hire a professional because of the high risks involved with handling the chemicals that comprise spray foam. It is also possible that DIY kits might be available, but they can be tricky to use without proper training. The blowing agents used in most spray foam are known to have high GWPs, but some companies are now using HFO (hydrofluoroolefin) blowing agents that have much lower GWPs.
Advanced Seal Spray Foam Insulation
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