Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

attic insulation is a premium product that requires an upfront investment. However, homeowners often find that this investment is quickly offset by savings on their energy bills. This is because spray foam creates a custom air seal in the building envelope, which makes it hard for heat to move between the attic and the living space or out through ductwork.

Ideal Applications for Spray Foam Insulation: Attics, Basements, and Crawl Spaces

What is spray foam insulation made of?

Spray polyurethane foam is a plastic foam that is sprayed on roofs, concrete slabs, into wall cavities, and other areas in new construction or existing homes. It is created when two liquid chemical components undergo a chemical reaction at the tip of a gun and expand to form the foam. Spray foam has been known to reduce heating and cooling costs by creating an air barrier that minimizes air infiltration, allowing the home to stay more comfortable year-round.

There are two types of spray foam: open and closed cell. Open-cell spray foam is comprised of tiny pockets or cells that aren’t completely encapsulated, making it softer and more flexable than closed-cell foam. Closed-cell foam is denser and more rigid because the cells are pushed together.

At South Central Services, we use a non-toxic soy-based spray foam for the ECO Scheme that is safe and has low VOCs (volatile organic compounds). This type of spray foam has a quick re-occupancy time and has minimal off-gassing. For more information about the benefits of insulating your home with spray foam, contact us.

316 Insulation
420 37th St NW – Unit F, Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 332-7606

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