Keep your building stronger with Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is a great substitute to conventional building insulation that can enhance insulation of your homes as well as save energy by reducing heating and electricity bills in the progression. Besides, it can improve the structural strength of the building.
Spray foam insulation is specifically useful for the families where members are suffering from asthma as it resists attack of moisture in your home. Moisture can cause developing molds and mold spores which increase the chance of asthma attack.
Spray foam is amalgamated with two ingredients made with isocyanate and polyol resin which are assembled together at the tip of a gun to create an expansive foam. This form is applied onto roof tiles, concrete slabs, into wall cavities or through holes drilled in into a cavity of a finished wall through spraying. Polyurethane is considered as the most popular type of spray foam insulation. Polyurethane foam is sprayed directly onto wall and floor cavities as a liquid and instantly converted into dense, solid foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation is taken as the most energy efficient products for a home owner. Approximately 40% of the homes energy is gone astray because of leaking of air via walls, doors and windows.
The building insulated with spray foam can insulate as much as 50% superior than buildings insulated with conventional insulation materials like fiberglass. Besides, spray foam consumes fewer spaces compared to fibreglass or blown-in cellulose. A home owner staying in a spray foam insulated home can reduce his heating and cooling utilization by 50-60%, greatly minimizing the energy consumption. Spray foam insulation also performs as a water vapor resistant that can obstruct moisture in the atmosphere to develop mold. The possibility of rotting wood inside the building is also decreased. Spray foam insulation can also perform as a good resistant to air-borne sound that is passed through the buildings roofs, floor and walls.
There exist two types of spray foam insulation alias open cell spray foam and closed cell spray foam. Open cell foam insulation contains small cells which are unclosed. It applies fewer chemicals and hence it is not so costly. It has a flexible look and is a good air resistant but it is not a superior water vapor resistant. It is generally used in inside areas. The closed cell foam insulation is thicker and contains a more condensed cell structure. It is a good air and water vapor resistant. It is generally applied in roofing and outdoor projects as well as anywhere in the house.
Just purchase a spray foam insulation kit, safety goggles and paint project respirator to apply spray foam insulation. Initially verify the temperature of the surface on which the foam will be used and the temperature of the foam tank and ensure that they keep the similar temperature of 60 to 80ºF. If the temperature of the tank is chill, then heat it through the bullet heated, if it is extremely hot then chill the tank. Then purify the surfaces and eliminate any dust or debris so that the foam may attach perfectly. Next, with the use of the wrench, affix the provided spray hose to the foam tank. Open the valves by rotating them anticlockwise.
It is recommended to spray a thin layer of foam on the surface to be insulated. Once the first coat is applied on all surfaces, the foam should be dried for 20 to 30 minutes. Throughout this time, the foam will be developed and increased. Examine the surfaces after 30 minutes and apply extra foam if the layer is not condensed. This finishes the application process. After that, verify for missed spots. Missed spots will cause poor insulated area. Respray if there is any missed spot. Once the job is finished shut off the valves and separates the hose.