Review about Understanding Spray Foam Insulation

Some spray foam manufacturers and sellers say that using polyurethane foam as an insulator in the home can save 30-50 percent on heating and cooling costs. Of course, the actual savings are determined by a variety of variables that are specific to each application, so we can’t guarantee the precision of those figures. We do know that one inch of cured closed cell spray foam insulation has an R-value of 6.7. Whatever the application, that is a hard reality. For more info read more

Most people are unaware, though, that spray foam insulation can be used in applications other than walls and attics. True, polyurethane foam kits’ insulating, sound proofing, sound deadening, moisture resistance, sealing, insect and rodent resistance qualities benefit so many more places than most people realise. Let’s take a look at all of the spray foam insulation’s possible applications; there are bound to be a few that even the most experienced contractors haven’t considered!

Consider insulating the home’s rim joist in addition to spraying attics and between wall studs. The interior cavities would be better secured from cold/hot air penetration and critter invasions as a result of this. Drafts are blocked, insects are held out, moisture cannot build up, and significant flood damage is avoided when polyurethane foam is used in crawlspaces. What about older homes with water pipes that run along the outside of the structure and are at risk of freezing in the winter? Consider the advantages of spray foam insulation. While certain extreme temperatures (-200F or +200F) will not be appropriate, this application will support 99 percent of residential applications.

Consider your home’s outdoor features, such as pools, spas, boats, recreational vehicles, and trailers. If the underlying cavity and sides of your pool are insulated with polyurethane insulation, you can cut your pool heating costs in half. Campers and trailers are rarely enclosed above a thin layer of insulation, resulting in reduced use in the spring and autumn.