Spray Foam Insulation
Maintaining optimal heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can make your home more energy-efficient. With spray foam, HVAC sizing can be reduced by as much as 35%.
Why Choose Spray Foam?
Spray foam prevents moisture and condensation throughout the building, helping prevent mold and mildew.
Applying closed-cell spray foam in the cavities of the walls increases durability of the wall system because of its ability to conform and adhere to the surface upon which it is sprayed.
- Prevent pests
- Protect against moisture
- Homeowners, builders and architects may be able to qualify for tax incentives, rebates, grants or certifications.
- Reduce allergies
- Lower energy bills up to 50%
- Reduce greenhouse emissions
Adding Spray Foam Insulation To Your Home Can Save You Money Year After Year
The bond that spray foam insulation forms can increase a building’s resistance to wind uplift. During periods of high wind, a building with a spray foam roof generally experiences less damage than a building without SPF. One prominent spray foam technical consultant notes that “when added to the inside of a structure, spray foam ‘glues’ the whole building together, enhancing overall wind and pressurization resistance. SPF insulation adds strength and resilience. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has classified SPF insulation as highly resistant to floodwater damage, saying, “These materials can survive wetting and drying and may be successfully cleaned after a flood to render them free of most harmful pollutants.”
Spray Foam and the Indoor Environment SPF can make your home or build more comfortable in many ways. Spray foam helps minimize airborne sound transmission. As professional, spray foam insulation contractors we’ll seal a building’s air leaks to prevent drafts, creating a more comfortable indoor environment, and providing better indoor temperature control. Closed-cell spray foam acts as a barrier to water and vapor, helping to prevent condensation and water intrusion. Sealing gaps with spray foam can provide a barrier against pollen, dust, and insects, which can be especially helpful in households with allergy sufferers.
Spray Foam Insulation can also be beneficial in fire prevention, as we saw with this client in July 2021.
What is Spray Foam?
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that can form a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners and other surfaces. SPF insulation is known to resist heat transfer extremely well and offers a highly effective solution in reducing unwanted air infiltration. Spray Foam is an Energy Efficiency Solution As much as 40% of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and air leaks can make energy bills unnecessarily high. Spray foam performs as both insulation and an air barrier, closing gaps that let air escape and add dollars to monthly energy bills. As much as half of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling, according to EPA1.
Maintaining an optimal heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can make your home more energy efficient. With spray foam, HVAC sizing can be reduced as much as 35%.
Air leaks that can waste energy and drive up utility bills can be filled with spray foam. Some common spots for air leaks that can be sealed with spray foam include the area behind knee walls, attic hatches, wiring holes, plumbing vents, open soffits, recessed lights, furnace flue or duct chase ways, basement rim joists, windows and doors.
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Open Cell Spray Foam
Open-cell spray foam insulation is one of the most efficient insulating materials commercially available, with aged R-Values above 3.7 per inch.
Open-cell spray foam insulation systems, when properly installed, deliver energy savings of up to 45%.
Small imperfections in the building envelope (holes, cracks, gaps) not properly sealed will eventually lead to poor building performance or worse, moisture accumulation, allergen/pathogen growth, and very possibly structural failure. The nature and sealing capability of open-cell spray foam, inhibits air-driven elements. 3.5 inches of open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation will minimize air infiltration, exfiltration, convection, conduction and control solar driven moisture in the building envelope.
FOAM-LOK™ 500 is an Open-Cell spray applied foam, which when installed following application guidelines, adheres tenaciously to framing members and substrates. FOAM-LOK™ 500 provides superior energy economy and durability while significantly reducing unmanaged moisture and air infiltration. FOAM-LOK™ 500 forms a completely sealed air barrier in wall cavities and can be used to fill 2” x 6” stud wall construction in a single application. Its performance is superior to commonly used fiber-glass batt or blown-in insulation. It adheres well to most building materials and will provide a continuous barrier against air infiltration for the life of the building. As a component of a “systems” approach to proper building envelope construction in both residential and commercial construction, FOAM-LOK™ 500 provides exceptional performance in reducing heat transfer.
FOAM-LOK 450 is an open-cell spray foam insulation technology that is installed in attics, crawl spaces, and interior spaces with no ignition barrier required. It’s high yield, low density, low VOC properties make it a contractor’s first choice.
Additional benefits of FOAM-LOK 450 include noise attenuation and significant reduction in unmanaged moisture. Additionally, the product’s ability to tightly seal the envelope reduces temperature fluctuations and the presence of hot and cold pockets inside, greatly enhancing indoor comfort and providing energy savings.
CLOSED CELL FOAM INSULATION
Closed-cell spray foam insulation is one of the most efficient insulating materials commercially available, with aged R-Values above 6.0 per inch.
As an industry leader in high-performance spray foam insulation, Lapolla strives to raise the bar in energy efficiency and sustainable building practices.
The description “closed-cell” comes from the cell structure of the finished insulation material. One cubic inch of polyurethane foam insulation contains millions of tiny plastic closed cells filled with Enovate® 3000, a non-ozone depleting blowing agent.
The blowing agent is captured within the cells which contributes to highly efficient insulating properties. In addition, closed-cell foam provides an inherent air barrier with low moisture vapor permeability, and excellent resistance to water. The density for closed-cell spray foam is approximately two pounds per cubic foot. The medium density foam provides sheer and racking strength to wall assemblies in building applications.
Closed-cell spray foam insulation systems, when properly installed, deliver energy savings of up to 45%.
Small imperfections in the building envelope (holes, cracks, gaps) not properly sealed will eventually lead to poor building performance or worse, moisture accumulation, allergen/pathogen growth, and very possibly structural failure. The solid nature and sealing capability of closed-cell spray foam, inhibits moisture-driven elements. Two inches of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation will minimize air infiltration, exfiltration, convection, conduction and control solar driven moisture in the building envelope.