TCS Insulation & Coatings – Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is sprayed on-site from special equipment which creates tiny pockets or “cells” within the liquid foam that expand to fill the spaces in between studs, joists, and other structural components in a building. This allows for a custom airtight seal that reduces convective heat transfer from indoors to outdoors during heating and cooling, thereby saving energy. It also blocks outside noise and moisture.

Spray polyurethane foam is a premium product that costs more than fiberglass or cellulose insulation, but the investment pays off quickly with lower energy bills. A typical home can save up to 50% in energy costs thanks to the air seal created by insulating with spray foam.

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Homeowners can choose between open or closed-cell foam. Open-cells is softer and more flexible, while closed-cell foam is more rigid. Most homes in mild climates are insulated with two inches of open-cell spray foam in walls and three inches in roofs to meet current energy codes, which achieve an R-value between 13 and 19 per inch.

In addition to reducing energy costs, spray foam insulation helps reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution by lowering the use of fossil fuels. The blowing agents used to make spray foam expandable, however, have a global warming potential of 3,400 times that of carbon dioxide.

A trained spray foam insulation installer will prepare the area to be sprayed, which includes cleaning and making sure it’s dry before beginning the process. It’s recommended that homeowners vacate the home during the spraying and curing period, which lasts about 24 hours.

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