Does spray foam add structural value to a home?
Yes! Closed-cell foam can firm up cavities and work in tandem with existing framing to defend against winds as well as eliminating creaking.
How long is the process?
Most residential applications typically take 1 day depending on size, commercial applications typically take 1-5 days again depending on the size of the project.
Can anyone spray foam?
Theoretically yes, but not without a great expense as well as an onerous amount of time
Will spray foam trap moisture?
No, in fact when installed correctly it creates an airtight cavity against the sheathing preventing the ability for moisture to develop and thrive.
How long has spray foam been around?
First developed in the 1960’s it wasn’t so mainstream until the past two evolutions of the IEC standards. Mandating it more of a necessity based on the size of a structure and it’s overall Hers requirements.
Will it lose R-value?
Compared to fiberglass spray foam’s R-value stabilizes at the 6-month mark from the time of installation.
Will I save money?
Yes, there is a direct correlation with improved insulation and savings in energy bills, it is approximately 40% depending on the application.
How does spray foam compare to conventional batt insulation?
The biggest benefit by far is foam stops air leakage where batt only deters it.
Additionally, foam has the capability of achieving a higher R-value in tighter cavities.
Batt insulation eventually sags whereas foam upon proper installation maintains its integrity.