Some of the Benefits of Spray foam Insulation
Highest R value of any insulation product at nearly R-7 per inch
Closed cell polyurethane spray foam is an air and vapor barrier at only 1 inch depth. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has shown that 15% of traditional insulation materials' effectiveness is lost due to convection loops through and behind board and batt systems. Polyurethane technology eliminates this by forming a fully adhered, seamless insulation and air barrier system.
Closed cell foam does not absorb moisture or lose R value when exposed to water. That is why Closed-cell polyurethane foam is classified as an acceptable flood-resistant material by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Better Air Quality
Continuous air barrier systems improve energy efficiency by keeping conditioned air inside the house where it belongs. By controlling air movement with planned ventilation, you'll get a reduction in moisture, pollen, condensation, mold and mildew. Homes built to the American Lung Association Health House guidelines are constructed airtight to improve energy efficiency and prevent unplanned moisture movement.
Permanent, wont sag or lose R values like other common insulation products, even when exposed to moisture.
Adds Structural Strength
Spray-applied closed-cell polyurethane foam is the only insulation material proven to add structural integrity throughout the wall system, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center. Tests conducted there show spray foam insulation between wood- and steel-stud wall panels increased rack and shear strength two to three times compared with standard stick-built components with glass fiber insulation.
Manufactured in USA
The foam we use here at Amira Contracting is manufactured by BASF at their Houston, TX facility.
Spray foam insulation plays a role in sound dampening and minimizing noise traveling throughout the home. Airborne and flanking noise can be minimized in your residential projects thanks to spray foam insulation’s air barrier properties. As a result, sounds from street traffic, barking dogs and airplane engines can be reduced.
Increased resale value
The best upgrades to your home are the ones that can earn you back a piece of your investment down the road. Insulating with Spray foam improves the household's thermal performance and fills the cracks and holes that encourage drafts. It will save you energy today as well as increasing resale value and desirability if you sell your home in the future.
For more in depth information about Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Insulation and answers to common questions please see our FAQ page.
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