Spray Foam - Interior Spray Foam Insulation
There is no better home insulating material that can seal your home from air and moisture intrusion, save on costly utility bills, strengthen your home, and protect your family's health from dangerous mold than Spray Foam insulation.
The advantages of spray foam insulation:
- • Stops air and moisture infiltration
- • Makes your home more comfortable
- • Saves on energy costs
- • Adds strength to the building structure
- • It is permanent and will not sag
- • Keeps dust and pollen out
- • Reduces capacity requirements, maintenance and wear of HVAC equipment
In an unvented attic, the insulation and the air barrier are installed on the underside of the roof sheathing and attic gable end walls rather than within the top floor ceiling assembly. Also, no soffit vents or ridge vents are installed. Insulating and sealing the attic in this way extends the home’s thermal envelope to include the attic. It allows conditioned air from the top floor to circulate into the attic space, making it a more hospitable environment for the air handler to operate in, compared to a traditionally vented attic.
Most air conditioning ducts for California homes run through the attic. Studies show that cold air temperature can drop by 10 to 15 degrees as the air passes through air conditioning ducts in a hot attic, requiring the air conditioner to run longer.
When your attic heats up to 130, 140, or even 150 degrees, fiberglass and cellulose absorb attic heat into their air spaces, where the heat stays trapped. Unfortunately, if your living area down below is 72 to 78 degrees, this trapped heat conducts through the ceiling during the late afternoon and evening hours, then radiates from the ceiling into the living area.
Keeping the attic much cooler dramatically reduces late afternoon and evening heat transfer from your attic to the living area below. How much can you save? Every situation is different, but when you combine the effects of a cooler attic with cooler air conditioning ducts, 40 to 60 percent savings on annual cooling and heating costs are not unusual when spray foam insulation is applied to an attic previously insulated with fiberglass or cellulose.
Spray Foam Insulation Redefines Traditional Construction Methods and Benefits Modern Building Sciences and Energy Efficient Green Building Initiatives
Read all about how spray foam used in the Building Envelope outperforms fiberglass insulation, becomes a superior air barrier, and defies traditional, and perhaps, outdated building practices of attic and crawl space ventilation.
SPF Saves You Money and Pays for Itself
SPF home insulation saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills. SPF is used to seal the entire "building envelope" of your home to prevent air and moisture infiltration. The US Department of Energy (DOE) studies show that 40% of your homes energy is lost due to air infiltration. This air infiltrates the home in the form of drafts through walls sockets, windows and doorways.
Often times no expensive building wrap or additional vapor protection is required during construction when using SPF, saving money yet again.
Sprayed polyurethane foam has an aged R-value of approximately 6.0 per 1 inch thickness (depending on the particular formulation and application, higher values have been achieved), enabling it to provide more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of commercial insulation material. SPF systems are frequently used to insulate and protect a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Monthly energy and utility savings of 30% or greater can be achieved when compared to the alternative roofing and insulation systems. The cost of an SPF roof or insulation system can often be recovered in less than 5 years, simply through energy savings alone.
Prevents Air, Moisture and Gas Infiltration
Studies have shown that as much as 40% of a buildings total energy loss is due to air infiltration. Traditional fiberglass insulation is only stapled, or placed into the wall cavities and does not seal the stud and wall cavities from end to end, or top to bottom. Air infiltration can pass through these gaps, making it far less efficient than SPF. SPF not only adheres to, but forms to the walls and floors to create a tight seal and insulating barrier that stops this air leakage. SPF also boasts the highest R-value per inch than any other commercial material, (upwards of R-7.0, compared with Fiberglass at R-3.5) making your home more comfortable and less expensive to heat in the winter, and cool in the summer.
Since SPF acts as an air barrier, it also helps to reduce moisture infiltration, which is a source of dangerous mold and mildew growth in the home, and can cause severe health problems to its occupants. So save your family and save money at the same time with SPF home insulation systems. Moisture infiltration can also cause structural damage to your home or building.
Helps Reduce Moisture and Mold
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. SPF insulation is the key.
Enhances Overall Building Stability
Since SPF is seamless and monolithic, foam sprayed into the walls enhances overall building stability and reduces "rack and sheer".
Deadens Sound Travel and Noise
SPF also reduces airborne sound making the home acoustically tighter and more private from room to room.
The fabrication can include polyester, glass, or a combination of the two. When applied in roofing, the finished version may be comprised of several sheets of modified bitumen and asphalt to create a uniform matrix.
When used in conjunction with a thermoplastic polymer, APP (Atactic Polypropylene), a uniform matrix is created within the modified bitumen sheets. This matrix increases the bitumens resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light, increases its flexibility in extreme temperatures, and increases it resistance to water penetration. This added resilience and enhanced durability under extreme conditions makes modified bitumen a prime choice when there may be movement or deflection of the underlying deck of a roof.
Modified Bitumen roofing systems create watertight barriers that perform for many years at a time due to the multiple layers. When built-up, these layers of bitumen exhibit exceptional resistance to conductivity of heat between the exterior and interior of the building. This generates noticeable reduction in heating and cooling costs. The thermoplastic polymers used in the modified bitumen make it more fire resistant as well. The technology employed in creating this roofing system makes it affordable and easy to generate as well.
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