Attics are the most popular retrofit Spray Foam application for existing homes. Why? Because up to 60% of your heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer is lost and gained through your roof-line. If you are paying for energy, you don’t want it flying out of your house like ten dollar bills out an open window on a windy day. You want to capture it and maximize it.Applying Spray Foam on an attic roof line cuts the energy lose. It keeps the money you spend on energy working for you. With a performance guarantee for the life of the home, your attic Spray Foam translates into measurable energy savings every month forever.
In new construction, using Spray Foam in walls ensures a tight, high performing, and energy-efficient home. It also adds structural integrity to the entire building envelope.Educated builders know the advantages of using advanced framing techniques with Spray Foam. The benefits are many. The builder saves wood and creates a stronger building. The lifelong energy conservation is second to none. And a building made with advanced framing techniques and Spray Foam can be built at about the same cost as a traditional building.For example, when building an R-19 wall with Spray Foam as compared to a straight traditional assembly the savings start adding up quickly, which balance the investment in Spray Foam. With Spray Foam we can eliminate the need for house wrap, vapor barriers and jamb extensions. The details become simpler and the labor costs go down.Of course, you don’t need to build with advanced building techniques to use Spray Foam. Traditionally framed homes will be just as energy efficient, comfortable and healthy with Spray Foam. Many better remodelers are implementing Spray Foam in additions and renovations because they are getting such positive feedback from their clients. To quote one happy homeowner, “The addition you built is the most comfortable room of the house.” These contractors know that Spray Foam brings value to their work.
In our damp region, Spray Foam is necessary for warm, dry and comfortable basements. This is especially true when planning to convert the basement into living space. No other insulation can provide a greater thermal value and vapor retarder that resists mold and mildew. With a few inches of Spray Foam, you will have peace of mind knowing that your insulation will give you year round comfort and ongoing energy savings.
We get calls all year round from clients frustrated that their rooms above their garages are freezing in the winter and too hot in summer. We can resolve this issue in about one day by applying Spray Foam to the subfloor of the room above.This means that if your garage ceiling is dry walled, we will need to remove the drywall. Or you can. It is necessary, but the effort is worth it. Note: By code the drywall needs to be replaced.When considering Spray Foam in a garage, you may want to insulate the party wall between the living space and the garage to keep the living space at a more consistent temperature and to block odors and allergens that can migrate into your home. When converting garage space into living space, the powerful insulating power of Spray Foam on all walls helps combat concrete floor heat sink ensuring a comfortable new space.
When Spray Foam is installed under the slab during a new build, it helps eliminate the heat sink effect of concrete slabs making the environment much more comfortable. In cold climates, insulating under a concrete floor is just common sense. But it's fair to ask why SPF should be used instead of rigid foam board. Perhaps the greatest advantage SPF offers is that it provides a monolithic layer of insulation, with no seams or other imperfections in the thermal barrier. Because it bonds aggressively and completely to just about anything it contacts, the foam creates a superior vapor barrier around plumbing and other slab penetrations.
Crawl spaces, small or under the entire house, are a considerable cause of air leakage and moisture infiltration. They are a constant heat sink especially in the winter when the floors of the rooms above crawl spaces remain cold making it difficult and expensive to bring them to a comfortable temperature. Batt insulation that is typically installed in crawlspaces quickly molds and mildews rendering it an ineffective health hazard.Closed-Cell Spray Foam with its built in vapor barrier is the only answer to properly sealing a crawl space. It is the answer for both concrete and dirt crawl spaces. Because Spray Foam expands to seal all cracks and crevices, it also acts as a critter deterrent.