Spray foam is a liquid solution of plastic that is sprayed to the interiors of homes and buildings for added insulation, protection, and repairs. Spray foam expands to cover entire surface areas and can provide a significant amount of coverage to walls and interiors. Spray foam comes in various density levels ranging from low-density to high-density, each providing their own individual layers of protection for their particular use. The density can also determine the thickness of the spray foam, so you may find yourself needing more (or less) for building projects and their purpose.
When used for residential purposes, spray foam is often recommended to fill cavities in the walls where a home is being remodeled, when a new building project needs reinforcements, or to insulate and seal existing homes in areas such as the attic or roof. Spray foam is applied to walls and ceilings to close any remaining crevices that can be overlooked by contractors or building materials and prevent air and water leaks. The water resistance of spray foam is dependent on the density of the spray foam. During seasonal changes, spray foam can also block and reduce the spreading of pollen, allergens, and pests that can otherwise leak into cracks or gaps in the home, especially in less-frequented parts of the home – such as the attic.
When used in commercial building projects, spray foam is often applied to the exterior of many new building projects and their roofs with high-density. When spray foam is denser, it doesn’t expand as easily as low-density spray foam so may require layers to adequately cover the entire building space. However, once applied, high-density spray foam can provide added strength and protection to the building and its roof by adding more weight and resistance. Spray foam can also be used to help reduce sounds and loud noises, working well for larger buildings where echoing amongst crowds or frequent visitors could become annoying.
Spray foam has been on the market for years as a durable solution to insulating parts of the home, particularly the attic. Insulating the attic has proven many benefits in both keeping the home at a more comfortable temperature throughout the seasons, but can also play a significant role in reducing your energy bills. Spray foam is long-lasting and can sustain the temperature changes in many unvented attics. Applied using low-density, spray foam for insulation can be used on the walls, ceiling, and ducts to insulate the attic.
What clients appreciate most about spray foam is its efficiency. Spray foam provides several benefits to various types of building projects, whether it be residential or commercial. By adding spray foam to your home or building’s exterior and interior, you can greatly increase the use and value of your property for many more years. Spray foam adds strength and resilience to building exteriors, roofs, walls, ceilings, and attics, making potential repairs in the future less likely or necessary.