Are you tired of paying outrageously high energy bills? The perfect money-saving solution might be simpler than you think. You’re probably aware that proper insulation can lower your energy bills—but what about insulation that’s a step above? Ditch that outdated fiberglass insulation! Ask for spray foam insulation instead.
Unless you spend a lot of time in your attic or crawlspace, you probably don’t know where leaks are occurring. Even if you had the time to examine your building’s insulation, the crevices are so small that you might not even be able to tell where outside air is coming from.
Seal your building’s most prominent (and tiniest) leaks in a few simple steps with spray foam insulation. You can rely on spray foam insulation to get into all the nooks and crannies of your building—whether it’s a small home or a large office. Call Pro-Seal today to start saving on your energy bills.
As much as 40% of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and air leaks—which can all be prevented—can make energy bills unnecessarily high and let valuable resources go to waste.
Spray foam offers a solution: it performs as both insulation and an air sealant, or air barrier, closing those nooks and crannies that let air escape and add dollars to monthly energy bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program estimates that by adding insulation and sealing air leaks, you could save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 56% of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling. Your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a big effect on your utility bills and your energy consumption. Maintaining an optimal HVAC system can make your home more energy efficient. Spray foam insulation can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system thanks to its high R-value and effectiveness. In fact, with spray foam, HVAC sizing can be reduced as much as 35% without the loss of efficiency and comfort.
Spray Foam as an Air Sealant
Air leaks can waste energy and drive up utility bills. Spray foam can be used to fill gaps and stop the leaks in many areas of a home or building. Some common spots for air leaks that can be sealed with spray foam include:
Behind knee walls
Recessed light, furnace flue or duct chaseways
Basement rim joists, windows and doors5
“Cool roofs” are roofs designed to maintain a lower temperature than traditional roofs. They are light in color and reflect sunlight instead of absorbing it, which allows heat to escape. SPF applied to the roof of a home or building can provide cool roof performance when topped with a protective, reflective coating. Along with reducing air conditioning needs, spray foam helps protects the roof, potentially extending its lifetime.
Spray foam roofs also reduce thermal shorts or bridges. Traditional roofing materials must be nailed down or fastened to the roof deck with metal fastenings, creating a thermal short or bridge from the conditioned building interior to the outside roof deck, which can reach temperatures of up to 180 degrees in the summer. Spray foam roofing does not require metal fastening since the foam bonds directly to the roof deck in a continuous layer of insulation.
When having SPF insulation installed in your home or building, work with a professional contractor who can educate you on the installation process.
Spray Foam Benefits
The capacity of expand over small areas makes to the spray foam be a ideal product to insulate steel frame structures and fill small zones like window lintels, small upright zones, flange beams, around of electrical boxes and much more entrances.
The fills of fiberglass often can results so difficult to work and it require much more workforce. When spray foam block the wind and the air holes, eliminates the need to apply additional techniques to insulate hermetically like caulk, drainage membranes or vapor barriers.
And much much more…
- REDUCED COSTS
You won’t depend so much of your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system because it cause a big effect on your utility bills and your energy consumption.
- HIGHLY EFFECTIVE
Spray foam insulation can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system thanks to its high effectiveness.
- minus HVAC SIZING & plus COMFORT
Spray foam insulation can reduce HVAC sizing as much more as 35% without the loss of efficiency and comfort.
All foams is formed by agriculture derivative resins and it not contains any kind of hydro clorofluorocarbonos (CFC) that are aggressive to ozone layer.
- PREVENTS HOUSEHOLD PESTS
Spray foam insulation is not edible and therefore not subject to the action of pests or rodents and bacteria formation.
- ITS LIFE IS LONG
Spray foam insulation is so light, moisture resistant and fungus and does not rot.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) can improve the indoor environment, which makes your home or building more comfortable in many ways.
Sealing a building’s air leaks prevents drafts from windows, doors, attics and floor boards, creating a more comfortable indoor environment and providing better indoor temperature control. Especially in areas with extreme climates, good indoor temperature control can have a dramatic effect on household comfort.
Using spray foam to seal gaps and air leaks can help manage moisture and humidity in a building. By controlling moisture, spray foam can limit one of the key variables that can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Sealing gaps with spray foam can provide a barrier against pollen, dust and insects. Reducing the entrance of external allergens can be especially helpful in households with allergy sufferers.
Spray foam helps minimize air-borne sound transmission. Open-cell foam can reduce high frequency noise, and closed-cell foam can reduce low-frequency noise. A combination of open- and closed-cell foams can help maximize noise reduction.
Whether it is a home, school or business, a building should be strong and able to protect the people inside it from the elements. Closed-cell spray foam can improve a building’s strength and durability in several ways.
Spray Foam Roofs: Strong and Durable
Applying a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing system can improve a building’s strength. In fact, SPF roofs have effective lifespans that can exceed 30 years.
Because SPF conforms and adheres to the surface on which it is sprayed, a strong bond forms to protect the roof. The layer of spray foam is seamless and self-flashing, which can eliminate the ability of water to seep through weak spots, such as fasteners and seams. Spray foam can be applied in a sloped manner to allow water to easily drain off the roof.
The bond that SPF forms to the roof can increase a building’s resistance to wind uplift. So during periods of high wind, a home or building with a spray foam roof generally experiences less damage than a building without SPF. A prominent spray foam consultant notes that he has found that “when added to the inside of a structure, spray foam ‘glues’ the whole building together, enhancing overall wind and pressurization resistance.
SPF Insulation: Strength and Resilience
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which responds to natural disasters, has classified SPF insulation as highly resistant to floodwater damage, saying, “These materials can survive wetting and drying and may be successfully cleaned after a flood to render them free of most harmful pollutants. In addition, spray foam prevents moisture and condensation throughout the building envelope, thereby helping to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Applying closed-cell spray foam in the cavities of the walls increases durability of the wall system because of the foam’s ability to mold and adhere to the surface upon which it is sprayed. In fact, a wall with spray foam insulation has a higher racking strength, or ability to maintain its shape under duress, than a wall assembly without spray foam.