Commercial closed-cell spray foam insulation is an enormous benefit for owners, occupants, and the environment.
Spray foam insulation seals the building envelope to stop conditioned indoor air from escaping and prevent unconditioned air from entering a building. Air exchange in and out of a building is a leading cause of escalated energy bills. With a closed cell content over 90%, SPF outperforms other options for structural strength, life expectancy and life-cycle costs.
Wall shear and racking strength can be up to three times stronger when insulating with closed-cell foam, rather than conventionally insulated walls.
BENEFITS OF SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
• Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation helps keep buildings warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because it is sprayed directly into the gaps, cracks and other surfaces that contribute to heat loss, it both insulates and air seals, offering one of the easiest and most effective ways of weatherizing existing buildings and new construction.
• SPF insulation helps save on energy bills. The US Department of Energy has stated that up to 40% of the energy used to heat and cool a building is due to uncontrolled air leakage.
• SPF resists heat transfer better than many other insulation materials, with aged R-values around 6.5 per inch. R-value is a term used to rate an insulation’s ability to resist conductive heat transfer. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation’s ability is to resist conductive heat flow. Fiberglass insulation has an R-value of 2.9 - 3.8 per inch.
• Because SPF insulation minimizes air infiltration, it assists in preventing moisture vapor from entering and escaping the building, which in turn reduces the load on heating and cooling systems.
• Reduce drafts and noise and increase comfort. SPF is an effective air barrier and helps minimize air-borne sound transmission.
• Because SPF insulation seals gaps, it provides a barrier against insects and other pests.
• SPF insulation minimizes air infiltration that can generate condensation and result in mold growth.