SPRAY FOAM AND ATTIC INSULATION
Q: What is Spray Foam Insulation?
A: Spray Foam Insulation is a sprayed application of a liquid, two-component, non-fibrous product that includes an A-Side and a B-Side. During application, there is a chemical reaction between the two components that creates a bond to the substrate as it foams up. It dries, cures, and hardens in seconds. This system creates a seamless, insulating air barrier to improve the energy efficiency, comfort and durability of homes and buildings. designed for residential, commercial and industrial building applications.
Q: Why Is Spray Foam Insulation better than fibreglass or cellulose ?
A: Basically the R-value of spray foam is twice than the other insulations. Spray Foam last forever , Spray foam Insulation systems are environmentally sound, and technologically advanced, Spray Foam Insulation creates an air tight insulation barrier. superior insulation systems conserve energy, block moisture, reduce noise, and limit the influx of outdoor pollutants and allergens. And is energy smart insulation making your indoor living environment healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient.
Q: What is R-value?
A: R-value is the measurement of thermal resistance or the resistance to heat flow. Higher R-value means more insulation efficiency.
Q: At what point in the construction should Spray Foam Insulation be applied?
A: Normally spray foam insulation is installed at the same point in the construction cycle as the other types of insulation. When the rough plumbing, electrical wiring and HVAC have been installed and inspection has successfully passed. In some cases is necessary doing some Sprayfoam before HVAC and ducting is on the way to do a proper Job.
Q: How does spray polyurethane insulation seal my building?
A: Spray Foam Insulation is sprayed as a liquid, when reacts expands in place and seal cracks and voids in your walls ceilings and rim joists.
Q: How does Spray Foam Insulation control moisture movement and condensation?
A: A significant cause of moisture issues in structures is the result of warm moist air being exchanged with cold dry air inside a wall cavity. This moisture can condense within the cavity and lead to mold, mildew and rot.
Because Spray Foam Insulation is the best way to seal, this moisture movement and subsequent condensation potential is greatly minimized.
Q: How long does Spray Foam Insulation last?
A: Indefinitely. Spray Foam Insulation will maintain its properties throughout the life of the building.
Q: Does Foam Spray Insulation adhere to metal or wood studs?
A: Spray foam Insulation adheres well to almost any material, especially wood and steel studs, which are commonly found in residential and commercial construction.
Q: How much Spray foam Insulation costs ?
A: The cost of Spray foam Insulation depends on some factors like the density of insulation used, size of the job and the thickness or R-value needed. Price can range between $ .45 and $1.5 per board foot.
What is Board foot ? Is an square foot at one inch thick.
The most popular foam used in residential applications is closed cell foam or 2 pound, that means : a cubic foot weights 2 pounds.