Air Tight Seal
Foam is spray applied as a liquid and expands as a foam so it fills every single nook, cranny, crevice, hole, crack, and gap making a perfect air-tight seal every time, regardless of complex framing.
Foam has a “Real World” R-Value that is uncompromised by external forces like temperature and wind. Fiber Insulations such as Fiberglass (batt) and Cellulose merely slow down convection which accounts for 80% of heat loss. As the temperature drops, convection currents speed up and Fiber Insulations lose their effectiveness. Foam on the other hand stops convection. Wind is not a factor either for Foam due to its continuous air-tight seal.
Closed Cell Foam is its own building code approved Thermal Insulation, Air Barrier, and Vapour Barrier. It’s closed cell structure stops convection currents, which eliminates condensation, moisture, and mold.
Closed Cell Foam adds structural strength to a building. It’s rigid structure increases shear and racking strength by 300%.
Foam improves indoor air quality and comfort. Since it creates a continuous air-tight seal, dust and other exterior pollutants cannot enter the building. Also it does not contain any fibers, loose particles, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or CFCs (Chloro Fluoro Carbons) that can contaminate indoor air quality.
Foam increases comfort by decreasing noise. A building sprayed with Foam is much quieter; it decreases the noise from both the exterior environment and interior mechanical systems.
Foam is environmentally friendly and Closed Cell Foam is made from annually renewable Soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles. It uses a Zero Ozone Depletion Substance (Zero ODS) blowing agent. A building that is insulated and sealed with Closed Cell Foam will also use 50% to 80% less energy, reducing fossil fuel usage and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the 2003 NRC Survey of Household Energy Use, the average 2000 sq. ft. home can reduce it’s Green House Gase emissions by 4.1 tonnes, the equivalent of taking 676 SUVs off the road by using spray foam insulation to seal the building envelope.
Closed Cell Foam has the highest insulation R-Value per inch of any product on the market today.
Greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our very existence. While eliminating greenhouse gas emissions is a tall order we all must do our part to contribute in their reduction. According to the 2003 NRC Survey of Household Energy Use, the average 2000 sq. ft. home can reduce its Green House Gas emissions by 4.1 tonnes, the equivalent of taking 676 SUVs off the road simply by using spray foam insulation to seal the building envelope.
Practical solutions that are easy to employ in the battle against greenhouse gases are hard to come by; however by simply using an insulation product made from recycled products you can feel confident that you’re finally making a difference. You will be helping to save the environment through two ways:
- By preventing plastic from landfill sites
- By reducing the energy required to heat and cool your home by up to 50% (building heat/cooling is the single largest contributor to green house gas emissions)
While you may feel that your small contribution won’t have a big impact we’d like you to reconsider. Big change starts small. We cannot control what others do, but it’s time that we take responsibility for our own actions.
Usually saving the environment costs you money, but using spray foam insulation is not only better for the environment, it actually saves you money.