When properly installed, spray foam insulation creates an effective air barrier that stops heat from escaping during the winter and cold air from entering during the summer. It’s a premium product that many homeowners choose for new construction and existing homes, pole barns and metal buildings.
It’s sprayed onto walls, spray foam insulation and ceilings in the rough-in stage of new construction projects and into existing homes and pole barns as well as attics and crawl spaces. It’s also commonly used to seal areas around light fixtures, electrical outlets, windows and doors, as well as voids between studs in walls and floors.
Spray Foam Insulation 101: Understanding the Basics for Homeowners
Professionals use large, mobile spray foam rigs to apply the material. The rigs have high-end technology that allows contractors to perfectly mix and spray the foam at the correct temperature, as well as dispense it into nooks and crannies for complete coverage. The rigs also have a suitable dispensing applicator gun that offers flow control for precision installation.
Spray foam is a non-toxic and fire-resistant material that doesn’t shrink or sag over time. It’s durable and can last for decades, and it doesn’t have to be removed if drywall needs to be replaced in the future. It’s a great choice for metal buildings, as it resists corrosion and moisture from the environment.
Unlike other insulation materials, spray foam has no environmental impact. It does not contain methane or any other hydrocarbons, so it doesn’t contribute to climate change. However, the blowing agents (HFCs) used to inflate the spray foam do have a global warming potential of 3,400 times that of carbon dioxide on a per-kilo basis.
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