No, it takes a trained professional to install Spray Foam because of the sophisticated equipment needed to install it properly.
Spray Foam goes from liquid to foam in a few seconds. You can watch it quickly expand 20 to 30 times its original volume. It is dry to the touch within seconds, and is completely cured in 24 hours.
Spray Foam offers no food value, and is an inert substance; therefore it does not support bacteria or fungal growth.
While the initial cost of insulating and sealing your building with Spray Foam is 3-4 times higher than using Fiberglass, it will actually add value to your building and put money in your pocket every month. Some of the initial cost is offset by the ability to downsize the heating and cooling systems. The remaining… read more
While Geothermal Energy and Spray Foam both work towards the same result: lowering your energy bills, and reducing your greenhouse gas emissions, they accomplish this in 2 different ways. Geothermal Energy is an alternative source to heat and cool your home. Spray Foam is the best way to seal and insulate your home from the… read more
ICFs or Insulated Concrete Forms share many of the same advantages as Spray Foam. They both create a more energy efficient wall by creating a completely sealed thermal air barrier. They both create a stronger wall and a quieter building. However ICFs are much more expensive and time consuming than conventional wood framed walls insulated… read more
Both. Spray Foam only chars, does not self-sustain combustion, and will extinguish once an external flame source is removed. Spray Foam is also thermoset, not thermoplastic; meaning that it does not return to liquid form once it is cured. These properties make Spray Foam a great fire barrier. For example, if the common wall between… read more
Spray Foam has the approval of all four major building codes in the United States, Canada and Alberta. Spray Foam is not only recognized as a Thermal Insulation, it also meets the requirements of a Vapor Barrier, and an Air Barrier. In fact, it is one of the most extensively tested insulation products ever. Concern… read more
No. Spray Foam does not contain any Volatile Organic Compounds, nor does it contain any formaldehyde, bleach, or any CFCs (Chloro Fluoro Carbons) or HCFCs (Hydro Chloro Fluoro Carbons). In fact, Spray Foam Insulation has been used in many of the American Lung Association “Health Homes” being built in the U.S.
No. While having a 100% air tight seal is essential to stopping heat loss and reducing energy bills, occupants need fresh air. As such, buildings sealed with Spray Foam must have a heat recovery air exchanger installed. In the winter, this simple machine brings cold fresh air from the outside and passes it by (without… read more