With the growing need to build long-lasting, durable, energy-efficient buildings for business, institutional, industrial, and general purpose buildings, spray foam insulation meets all these needs with a one-step application.
The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:
Adds Structural & Racking Strength
Medium density spray foam insulation increases the structural strength of your home by over 200%. With spray foam insulation being applied into all cavities, a structure will become more rigid and as a result, issues such as settling and creaky floors will be moderated. In addition, spray foam insulation will not settle or shrink and adheres to almost any surface, including wood, metal, concrete, and most plastics.
Mould & Mildew Resistant
Mould needs two things to survive: food and water. In spray foam, there are no edible organic materials and since the foam creates an air-tight seal and its own vapour barrier, there is no water present. This creates environmental conditions for which no mould or fungal growth can be supported. This spray foam property makes it ideal for areas such as basements and crawlspaces.
Air & Vapour Barrier
Spray foam insulation in your home or business will improve air quality. A continuous, airtight seal prevents pollutants such as dust from invading a structure. In addition, spray foam insulation does not contain any loose particles that may adversely affect indoor air quality.
Spray foam has a fire inhibitor built into its chemical makeup. It will only burn when a flame is present. Once taken away, the foam will self-extinguish.
Due to its non-porous nature, medium density spray foam insulation resists moisture penetration. By comparison, conventional fibreglass batt insulation is susceptible to moisture infiltration, which can drastically reduce its R-value and contribute to mould accumulation.
When applied below grade, medium density spray foam insulation can eliminate the problem of damp or wet below grade walls.
Interior & Exterior Applications
Spray foam insulation provides effective protection for exterior or interior applications.
With the rising cost of energy, and focus on health and environmental issues, architects and builders are recommending insulation material that adds significant performance value to construction projects. Spray foam is at the top of the recommended product list.