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Energy-Saving, Structure Strengthening Spray Foam Insulation

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UNDERSTANDING SPRAY FOAM INSULATION AND R-VALUE

In the construction industry, R-value (resistance value) is the measure of the length of time an object resists heat flow. The higher the number, the more energy efficiency is obtained.

According to the Department of Energy, sprayed foam or foam-in-place insulation is best, being twice as effective as conventional applications of glass fiber batts and blown-in cellulose per inch. And, because R-value is based on air movement and foam prevents all air movement, actual values are expected to be better than a rating of 6 per 1″ thick versus 3 for conventional insulation.

Studies suggest polyurethane spray foam insulation lowers energy costs 20%-40%, depending on lifestyle, location, and building design. Benefits are gained with a minimum 2″ application. The colder the winter, the higher the R-value needed.

Besides having one of the highest R-values in the industry, ArmorFoam™ polyurethane sprayed foam insulation outperforms conventional insulation.

Read on to learn how…

 

why choose spray foam insulation?



These points make closed cell spray foam the choice for both residential and commercial construction. ArmorFoam’s ability to reinforce and reduce potential structural damage caused by earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe straight winds is particularly effective for protecting metal and wood frame buildings.

 

SHOULD MORE Insulation Be Added?

Sprayed foam insulation is the obvious choice for new buildings, but what about existing structures? The Department of Energy recommends doing a professional energy assessment.

 

Studies suggest polyurethane spray foam insulation lowers energy costs 20%-40%, depending on lifestyle, location, and building design. Benefits are gained with a minimum 2″ application. The colder the winter, the higher the R-value needed.

Increasing the thickness of insulation improves of the R-value. Spraying the foam insulation twice as thick gives twice the R-value. However, doubling then compressing traditional insulation does not achieve twice the R-value; this removes the trapped air they rely on for insulation. Therefore, space may restrict the ability to properly add traditional materials. Replacing traditional insulation with spray foam will double the efficiency rating in the same amount of space.

 

JUST HOW EFFECIENT IS ARMORFOAM?

The installation of spray foam is simple and can significantly increase a house or building’s energy efficiency and resistance to heat. Closed-cell foams are so efficient that just three inches sprayed in wall cavities can provide an insulation value of more than R18! Our products are specifically designed to be used in new construction as well as existing buildings and homes.This would include:


Spray Foam Insulation Application



| CONTRACT-APPROVED SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

| Spray foam is perfect to insulate metal structures.

| PROFESSIONAL APPLICATION OF SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

Energy savings begin with QUALITY INSULATION

  • Traditional insulation leaves gaps and gaps, and air infiltration can be a major reason for energy losses.
  • ArmorFoam is a perfect sealer for spaces and creates a vacuum barrier that stops air loss and heat transfer that comes along with it.
  • Spray foam provides the most effective air-sealing properties and the highest R-Value per inch for residential and commercial uses.
  • It’s not difficult to see that the right insulation can significantly save cooling and heating costs.

  • Homes and buildings insulated with ArmorFoam will easily cover the installation costs by lowering costs for utilities.

Is Spray Foam Insulation Worth It?

While spray foam insulation generally costs more to install than other insulation, it often makes up for it in the long term in energy efficiency. Spray foam attic insulation energy savings range between 15% to 50% on energy bills. You’ll also notice a distinct difference in comfort levels inside your home. Because spray foam seals up spaces when properly installed, it keeps more of your conditioned air inside the home. This also causes your air conditioner or heater to run less, while still keeping your home comfortable.

How Is Spray Foam Different From Traditional Insulation?

The biggest difference between spray foam insulation and traditional forms of insulation like fiberglass and cellulose is that spray foam insulation is an air barrier and thermal barrier all in one (with closed cell spray foam even offering a moisture barrier as well). This means that spray foam insulation accomplishes the job of providing insulation and air sealing with one product. In contrast, traditional forms of insulation do not provide any barrier to air flow. This is important for establishing a continuous and complete thermal/air barrier with the building envelope.

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What's The Difference Between “Open” Cell And “Closed” Cell?

There are two different types of spray foam insulation: open and closed cells. Closed-cell spray foam cures into a hard, rigid state, whereas open cell cures with a spongy, softer feel. In terms of R-values, closed-cell spray foam is close to R-7 per inch and open cell around R-4 per inch. Also, closed-cell becomes an air barrier at only 1” of application, while it takes on average 3” of open-cell foam to achieve an air barrier. Another big difference is that open-cell is water permeable and closed-cell is not. Open-cell also has soundproofing qualities that can help in dampening outside noise.

Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Foam: Which one should I Choose?

Are you trying to determine what kind of Foam to use for your projects? It's a bit more complicated than you think. No worries, we are here to help you the whole way! Even though closed-cell foam and open-cell foam provide insulation to homes, they do this in different methods.

Does Foam Break Down, Shrink Or Sag?

The reaction that creates spray foam insulation is irreversible, preventing the breakdown into its constituent parts. Therefore spray foam is stable and will not shrink or sag.

Are There Issues With Overheating Of Electric Wiring?

There is no special requirement needed to encapsulate electrical wires other than what is required with all types of insulation. As with other types of insulation, when the properly rated size and type of electrical wires are used, there is no overheating of those electrical wires.

Does Foam Support The Growth Of Mold And Mildew?

Open-Cell and Closed-Cell spray foam insulation offers no organic food value. Therefore it cannot support bacteria or fungal growth. The effective air-sealing characteristic prevents the movement of hot air to the cold parts of the walls, preventing condensation from taking place within the wall cavities. The elimination of condensation within the wall assemblies prevents the growth of molds and mildew.

What Are The Acoustical Properties Of Spray Foam?

Spray foam insulation has excellent sound absorption properties and sound transmission properties. When comparing spray foam insulation to other insulations, there is a very noteworthy difference. As an effective air seal, they eliminate the air gaps through which sound travels easiest. In addition to controlling all frequencies, they are superior in controlling mid-range frequencies that include the most common sounds – the human voice and stereo music.

Why Choose ArmorFoam?

ArmorThane is a well-known leader in providing spray foam, foam supplies, and other accessories for homeowners and contractors alike. We provide retail sales for small jobs and wholesale bulk pricing for larger jobs. Our knowledgeable customer service team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and assist you with planning projects. You may cut costs on your monthly energy bill or please your clients; ArmorThane can help. The majority of our products are high-performance and of excellent value. Sign up today to receive the equipment you need to save money on energy. ArmorThane SPRAY FOAM HAS ONE the highest R-values of the Industry. ArmorThane Foam Insulation quick curing recyclable Two-component polyurethane spray foam insulation is made according to ASTM E-84 Specifications and classified as fire-rated foam insulation. Each of the insulations we offer is produced with the highest quality blasting and flame-retardant chemicals available today. They do not contain VOCs, CFCs, Formaldehyde, or PENTA-BDEs and are free of their negative health and environmental effects. ArmorFoam Advantage: Huge savings. Homes constructed by ArmorFoam will begin saving money on the day you put up the spray foam. Installation of spray foam insulation can save you money by reducing your monthly energy costs. Air Barrier Leaks cost you a bundle. Adding just an inch or so of Foam to your home's insulation will drastically reduce air leaks. Vapor Retardant. In contrast to open-cell spray or fiberglass insulation, or cellulose, the ArmorFoam closed-cell insulation can be described as virtually waterproof. Easy To Apply ArmorFoam is designed to be easy to use. You will see the results you want right from the initial spray. There are simple instructions, free assistance, videos on how-to, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee against any flaws.

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