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What is Spray Polyurethane Foam?
Spray Polyurethane Foam(SPF) is an insulation product that is spray-applied at a building site. Two liquid components, are mixed under pressure and sprayed onto a roof or wall cavity. The reacting liquids expand and solidify into a foam matrix creating a seamless seal. SPF adheres well to the area it is applied to, providing an air barrier that prevents thermal leaks.
Types of SPF:
Closed-Cell Foam~ sometimes known as two-pound or medium density foam, has a high R-value of over 6 per inch. It acts as an air and vapor barrier. It also provides structural enhancement.
Open-Cell Foam ~ sometimes known as half-pound or low-density foam, has an R-value of 3.6 per inch, and may act as an air barrier. It also acts as a noise absorber.
SPF as a Thermal Insulant:
* High R-Value
* Does not settle or sag
* Reduces or eliminates thermal bridging effect
SPF as an Air Barrier:
* Low air permeance
* Completely seals wall penetrations
* Prevents drafts and hot-spots
SPF as a Moisture Barrier:
* Prevents moisture penetration
* Eliminates dewpoints in wall cavity
* Controls mold problems
SPF as a Sound Barrier:
* Air seals to absorb sound
* Dampens sound vibrations transmitted through solid materials
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:
70% lower heating & cooling bills for life
Very low heat losses or heat gains
Even temperatures, no drafts or cold floors
Improves indoor air quality, greatly reduces molds, mildew, dust & pollen
Reduces noise pollution, provides a quiet home
No ozone depleting chemicals
Toxin free product- Green Guard certified for zero off-gassing
Maintenance Free- No R-value decline
Now you understand why so many of our homeowners choose to upgrade to spray foam insulation, in our opinion it is one of the “green technologies” that truly makes sense and has a short payback.
At Comito Building and Design, we build custom homes with our unique design-build approach, that begins with our team designing a home that perfectly suits your homesite and budget. If you are interested in obtaining additional information on the custom home building process or any of our Colorado Springs luxury home sites call us at 719.219.5421 or visit us online at Comito Building and Design.