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With energy costs continuing to rise, the demand for closed cell polyurethane foam has soared. Closed cell polyurethane foam has many energy saving and air/moisture barrier advantages over conventional insulation, i.e. fiberglass and cellulose. Higher energy efficiency – Exceptional air sealing and R-values greater than 6 per inch result in heating & cooling cost savings. This can allow smaller stud and rafter sizes for increased living space and simplified framing. Drafts are virtually eliminated and a more constant and comfortable indoor environment and temperature is maintained.

Better moisture and condensation control
Closed-cell spray foam offers superior performance in resisting moisture transmission and condensation because of its low water vapor permeance. When sprayed at a 2” thickness, it provides a vapor retarder with a 1 perm rating.

Increased structural strength
Research performed has shown 2x4 stud walls with closed-cell spray foam can support up to three times greater racking loads than with other insulation materials. Wind uplift resistance can be increased up to three times when closed-cell spray foam is applied under a roof deck.

Improved indoor air quality
Helps prevent uncontrolled outdoor air infiltration and the penetration of dust, pollen and other allergens, creating a cleaner, more comfortable work environment.

Building envelope barrier
Spray foam can help reduce noise transfer and sound penetration because of its Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 37. It also has ability to control air flow because it’s an excellent air barrier. It even has the ability to control insects and rodents from entering the building because it acts as a continuous and seamless building envelope barrier.

HVAC equipment downsizing
Tightening the house envelope enables the use of smaller HVAC equipment. Spray foaming under the roof deck creates semi-conditioned attic space for air handling units and ductwork, allowing the HVAC system to operate more efficiently.

Construction simplification
Eliminates multiple installation steps for air barriers, detailing and vapor retarders where required by code. One-step installation can help reduce construction time and simplifies subcontractor scheduling.

Wide range of applications
Can be used in both wood & metal framed structures, including walls, floors, ceilings, under roof decks, on attic floors, crawl spaces, basements and foundations.

Closed-cell spray foam insulation can help builders attract buyers, reduce construction costs, and reap the rewards. Not only does closed-cell spray foam allow you to build more energy-efficient homes that today’s buyers want, it also helps you do it for less. Thanks to its superior insulating and building envelope capabilities, you can effectively downsize HVAC equipment and eliminate steps for airtightness while achieving premium sales prices. Plus, it allows for added flexibility in framing and covers a wide range of applications, like wall, roof, basement, rim joist, and architectural details. And compared to other insulation, it can reduce your overall construction time – making closed-cell spray foam a differentiator that can add more to your business.

Over the years we have sprayed foam from many manufactures and have found BASF's foam the very best. In terms of testing, research and product support BASF has set the bar for other companies to follow. They are one of only a few manufactures of closed cell foam who have past International Code Council testing. BASF has the ICC testing that is very important to local building code officials.Learn more >

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Open Cell Polyurethane Foam

The demand for open cell polyurethane foam or 1/2 pound foam has also increased in recent years. Open cell foam was marketed heavily by the Canadian company Icynene but is now made by several manufacturers. We install an open cell polyurethane foam manufactured by Lapolla Coatings. Lapolla is a world leader in the foam industry and manufactures a excellent open cell foam product.

Half pound foam has many of the energy saving qualities of its closed cell cousin, but it lacks the moisture sealing qualities. The foam cell structure is similar to a very fine grained sponge. The foam consists of a series of tiny interconnected passageways. These open cells are too small to permit the passage of much air, but they are more permeable to water vapor than closed-cell foams. Learn more >

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Blow-In-Blanket System

We have been installing the Blow-in-Blanket System for over twenty years. Loose-fill fiberglass insulation is blown behind a nylon netting dry, not wet. Other systems blow insulation in wet and introduce moisture into the wall cavity which can lead to moisture problems.

We take the time to install a netting on the outside walls that holds the insulation in place so it can be packed tight without the use of water. BIBS completely fills the space, which controls sound, reduces air infiltration in the wall cavity, and provides exceptional insulation. The Blow-in-Blanket system differs from fiberglass batt installations because it fills in voids behind electrical boxes and plumbing. Learn more >

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