Rising energy costs and increased discomfort associated with allergies, asthma, mold and noise pollution have created a demand for products that exceed traditional insulation performance. Spray foam is capable of sealing your home from air and moisture intrusion, reducing costly utility bills, strengthening your home, and protecting your family’s health from dangerous mold.
An ideal insulation system not only provides resistance to heat flow (R-Value) but also controls air movement and limits moisture migration. Spray foam bonds to framing and exterior sheathing and helps to glue a structure together, providing not only energy efficiency by structural integrity as well.
We feature BioBased Insulation, the leader in developing environmentally-friendly insulation products. Rather than using petroleum as most other foams do, BioBased derives polyols from soy-bean oil. BioBased Insuation is water-blown and has zero global warming potential. There is no HCFC-245a blowing agent to off-gas from the foam during or after installation. Many of our competitors use "245a foams" which are potentially harmful to the environment and your indoor air quality. In addition, our foam is VOC Free. The U.S. Green Building Council endorses products that do not contain Volatile Organic Compounds. By using environmentally conscious spray foam insulation, you are doing your part to conserve natural resources for future generations.
Spray foam insulation encompasses both open-cell and closed-cell varieties, giving you options in selecting the best insulation fit for your project.
Open-cell spray foam has tiny cells of foam that are not completely closed. These broken cells fill with air, hence occupying all the “open” space inside the material. These open cells make the foam weaker or softer feeling than closed-cell foam. The low density nature of open-cell spray foam allows for tremendous yield while still affording critical air sealing of the home, office space or classroom – resulting in better air quality and an increased comfort for building occupants.
Open-cell foam technology expands 120 times its original volume, sealing all voids, gaps and crevices. Open-cell spray foam insulation is a perfect fit to fill cavities of any shape, providing a continuous, protective air barrier that virtually eliminates air leakage.
Our BioBased 501 open cell foam has an R-value of 3.83 per inch.
Recommended Uses for Open-Cell Foam:
• Vented Attics
Closed-cell spray foam differs from its open-cell counterpart in that all of its tiny foam cells are closed and packed tightly together. They are filled with a gas that helps the foam rise and expand to become a greater insulator. These cells can be formulated to obtain many characteristics, the most common being size and density.
Closed-cell foam has one of the highest R-Values, (5.9) per inch, of any insulation, a significantly higher value than found in other common insulations such as fiberglass and cellulose.
Closed-Cell foam limits the migration of moisture and also reduces moisture condensation within the building walls and roof, providing a tight seal that keeps pollens and allergens out. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has estimated that indoor pollution can be up to 5 times worse than outdoor pollution, so combining a good ventilation package with spray foam technology can lead to a healthier home environment.
Our BioBased 1701 closed-cell foam has an R-value of 5.9 per inch and is a Class II vapor retarder at a depth of 2.5”.
Recommended Uses for Closed-cell Foam:
• Concrete Slabs
• Cold Storage
• Vented/Unvented Attics
• Crawl Spaces
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