Spray Foam Insulation
Of all the many types of home air sealing options available in Grand Rapids, spray foam insulation 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 foam, we mix resin and catalyst compounds at the application nozzle. Combining these ingredients starts a chemical reaction that creates expanding foam. For large areas, such as attics, our team of spray foam insulation contractors here in Grand Rapids have specialized trucks and equipment pump the ingredients up to the application nozzle where the resin and catalyst compounds mix to create foam.
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Closed-cell spray foam insulation
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 insulation is a wise option for your Grand Rapids home, to improve its comfort and efficiency, contact us today for a free quote.
Open-cell spray foam insulation
Open-cell spray foam insulation is light and sponge-like. The cells from which it is made break or pop as the foam expands and before it sets. Consequently, most cells are “broken” or open. (Think “kitchen sponge” but much smaller.) Like closed-cell insulation, it serves as an air barrier but unlike closed-cell foams, it allows water vapor to enter and pass through it.
Open-cell spray foam is light, typically only 0.4 to 0.5 lb. per cubic foot, and therefore does not substantially affect structural loads. It is generally considered more environmentally friendly than other foams because water is used as the blowing agent. In addition, open-cell foam provides excellent sound control.
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$43.00* per Month
*This example is based on a basic ranch home with approximately 245 lnft of joist bonds.
Fixed APR of 8.99% for 60 months, 60 payments
No prepayment penalties
*With minimum purchase made at initial appointment and approved credit. Energy Plus Home Improvements is neither a broker nor a lender. Financing is provided by third-party lenders unaffiliated with Energy Plus Home Improvements, under terms and conditions arranged directly between the customer and such lender, all subject to credit requirements and satisfactory completion of finance documents.