More specifically, we’re talking about closed-cell polyurethane spray foam.
Over the years different types of insulation have been used. Many that were thought to be helpful have in reality caused many problems. In fact, we still use some of them. While fiberglass can be a cheap and affordable option, if you have this type of insulation installed in your home, you may want to reconsider. Fiberglass is made up of tiny glass particles that become airborne at the slightest touch. It is prone to retain moisture and will sag over time. IndyHCS has better options for you home!
Indiana Home Comfort Solutions will increase the comfort in your home by making upgrades in your attics and crawl space by installing spray foam insulation. We offer our services in Carmel, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Avon, Zionsville, Whitestown, Indianapolis, Lebanon, Pittsboro, Lizton, and nearby. We are your trusted spray insulation contractor in Indiana.
Unique advantages of spray foam
R-value: The R-value for poly spray foam per inch, R-6.2 or more, is higher than other common insulations.
Air barrier: The spray foam has the ability to air-seal and insulate in just one simple step. It expands and fills the gaps, making it an ideal material for air-sealing material. Additionally, it is able to stay because of its super-adhesive qualities. Spray foam can be used to spot-applied as an air-sealing treatment before the blow-in insulation method is used. If it is applied in larger amounts there is no need for other types of insulation.
Spray foam can also be installed along with blown-in insulation in the attic to achieve maximum benefits. Because while blown-in cellulose is a top choice for attic insulation, all blown-in insulation, no matter the material, allows for air flow. Air sealing prevents unwanted air from entering or escaping the home. It is installed first to seal all penetrations then cellulose insulation is blown-in on top.
Waterproof: Unlike fiberglass and cellulose insulation, polyurethane spray foam does not absorb moisture. Its closed-cell structure stops the movement of moisture.
Foolproof: When just 5 percent of the insulation is missed it can affect the efficiency by up to 50 percent. Fiberglass insulation can be difficult to install perfectly, so voids can be common. However, the characteristics of the spray foam make it nearly impossible for voids to exist. The spray foam will not shift as fiberglass or cellulose can.
Two basic types of spray foam insulation
1-part foam: This type of foam spray comes in a pressurized can that is found at many hardware stores. A typical brand name is GREAT STUFF™. The foam is a single-component foam. It is a very sticky substance that, depending on the specific type, expands at different rates. The characteristics of the foam give it its name, “insulating foam sealant.”
2-part foam: When insulating the entirety of an attic or basement contractors will use a 2-part polyurethane foam. This foam comes in separate pressurized metal containers. To create the expanding foam the two substances, resin, and the catalyst, are mixed together at the nozzle.
Benefits of spray foam:
- Your conditioned air will no longer leave your home
- There are no extra steps to air seal
- Won’t settle or sag
- Closed-cell spray foam is waterproof
- No difficulty filling the hard-to-reach spots
Spray foam should be applied by a professional
Tricky Application: To get the best results from the material it is best to use an expert. When applying foam sprays it can be difficult due to the varying speeds and dealing with the two foam. A possible effect of not understanding how to use the foam correctly is damage to a window jamb or a door.
Our experts at Indiana Home Comfort Solutions are equipped with the tools that you need to have a comfortable home. We can ensure that your experience with spray foam will be free from hassle and mess.
Temperature-sensitive: It is important to keep the 2-part foam cans at specific temperatures. The cool temperatures could change the chemical reaction needed to create the expanding foam.
Make sure you take time to read our comparison of spray foam and rigid foam insulation. We provided additional information to help you understand the best spray foam insulation for your home.
At Indiana Home Comfort Solutions, our commitment is to help you find the right solution based on your needs and budget. Call us today. We’re excited to get you started.
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Indiana Home Comfort Solutions is able to help you with any of your spray foam insulation needs. Contact us or call 317-804-4427 to get started today. We can also perform a home energy audit to determine any other problems that may contribute to your home’s energy issues.
We are your trusted local insulation contractor serving Carmel, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Avon, Zionsville, Whitestown, Indianapolis, Lebanon, Pittsboro, Lizton, and more.
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