The Benefits of Choosing Foam Insulation
What is R-Value? R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance used to measure the effectiveness of insulation. In general, a higher R-value means more effective insulation. Sprayed polyurethane foam’s R-value is roughly 6.0 per 1 inch of thickness. In some cases, values higher than 6.0 are possible. An R-Value of 6.0 enables the foam to provide more thermal resistance per material than any other commercial insulation material.
Consumers have reported savings on their monthly energy and utilities of 30% per month or more.
Prevents Air, Gas and Moisture Infiltration
40% of a building’s total energy loss is due to air infiltration, according to recent studies. This is due to a lack of proper sealing of fiberglass insulation that allows air, gas, and moisture to seep through cavities along walls and corners. Sprayed polyurethane forms to the walls and floors, meaning that air is unable to pass through any cavities.
Sprayed polyurethane foam also acts as a barrier to reduce moisture infiltration, meaning the risk of mold and mildew growth is decreased. Moisture infiltration is also a leading cause of structural damage in homes and businesses, meaning sprayed polyurethane foam is also a better choice for your building’s structural integrity.