Small, Medium Or Large: Spray Foam Is The Best Option For Your Saginaw, MI Home

Saginaw MI Spray Foam Insulation

Resistance to mold and moisture damage, durability, air sealing, and versatility.

Of all the many types of attic insulation, spray foam has the competition beat in terms of R-value, resistance to mold and moisture damage, durability, air sealing, and versatility.

How Spray Foam Insulation Works

Pressurized cans of “one-part” spray foam are used primarily for sealing gaps and cracks. You may have seen these at your local hardware store and may have even used them in the past. Our system uses a similar product, but in a much larger application. With 2-part spray form, we mix resin and catalyst compounds at the application nozzle. Combining these ingredients starts a chemical reaction that creates expanding foam. For large area’s, such as attics, our specialized trucks and equipment pump the ingredients up to the application nozzle where the resin and catalyst compounds mix to create foam.

With the open-cell vs. closed-cell issue, there are two major factors to understand and consider. The first is the nature of the foam. It is either open-cell foam, where the tiny cells of the foam are not completely closed. They are broken and air fills all of the “open” space inside the material. This makes the foam weaker or softer feeling than closed-cell foam.

Closed-cell foam differs in that all of its tiny foam cells are closed and packed together. They are filled with a gas that helps the foam rise and expand and become a greater insulator. These cells can be formulated to obtain many characteristics, the most common being size and density.

The large-scale insulation jobs performed by these contractors require special equipment as well as safety gear during installation. When the foam cures and hardens just several minutes after application, it’s completely safe for as long as it stays in place.

When properly installed, SPF (Spray Polyurethane Foam) creates a highly insulated building assembly that’s also free of energy-wasting air leaks. To see if spray foam is a wise option for improving your home’s comfort and efficiency, contact us today for a free quote.