Are you in the process of building a new home in central New York? Or are you completely renovating an older home? If so, you’ll want to consider the benefits of using spray foam insulation. Spray foam is a great choice for your new construction, or for spaces in your home that have been gutted during a renovation.
At Standard Insulating Co., we pride ourselves in offering the best in spray foam to our customers in central New York and all throughout the state. Why is our spray foam a superior insulation choice? There are several reasons, the foremost being that it can greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home. Compared to other insulations, spray foam has the highest R-value available as well, and it eliminates drafts. But aside from increasing energy efficiency, spray foam provides additional benefits that may surprise you:
- It defends against conditions causing condensation and mold;
- It provides an added level of strength to your build – two to three times;
- It protects your build from interior and exterior water because it’s non-absorbent;
- It can help improve your indoor air quality because it keeps out pollen, dust and other pollution.
What types of spray foam are available?
There are many different types of spray foam available, including closed cell (high density), open cell (low density), and even green foam, which is a low density spray foam made from renewable or recycled content.
Closed-cell spray foam has an R-value of around 6.7 per inch. Its closed cells offer a built-in air barrier and repel water, allowing it to be used to insulate and waterproof foundations in one application. With a Class 1 fire rating, closed-cell spray foam is commonly used in commercial roofing and insulation systems.
Open-cell spray foam, is a superior insulation that melds building science technology with design performance. It provides a certified air barrier, saves energy, retards moisture flow, doubles sound resistance and is water-blown. Open-cell spray foam has a Class 1 fire rating, and creates no off gassing (creating an unpleasant, chemical smell that lingers).
Green foam is an open-cell spray foam that is formulated with renewable or recycled content, using high-yield castor oil material. Castor oil is a natural ingredient that is safe enough to use in personal care items such as lip balm.
While each of these types of spray foam is made for a variety of different insulating applications, they all carry similar benefits for the homeowner.
How can I find out if spray foam insulation is right for my home?
Easy! Let Standard Insulating Co. provide you with a FREE home energy audit and discuss how spray foam insulation could benefit you. Schedule your FREE energy audit with Standard Insulating today by calling us toll-free at 1..
The Ultimate in Spray Foam ( also referred to as 2 lb. or high density foam)
- Highest R-Value Available
- Eliminates Drafts
- Saves Energy
- Defends against conditions causing condensation and mold
- Provides an added level of strength to your build, 2 to 3 times!
- Protects build from interior and exterior water, doesn’t absorb
Take control of the air in your home. Keep out pollen, dust, and other pollution while you reduce the heating and cooling costs.
CCSF (closed cell spray foam)
Tiny closed cells within the polyurethane hold gases that are less thermally conductive than air. They are tightly packed, resulting in higher density and R-value.
Moisture to Mold
Homes without an airbarrier have airleakage that transports moisture into walls and attics, condensing in those cold areas, promoting growth of mold and mildew.