Insulate It Solutions – What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
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Insulate It Solutions – What Is Spray Foam Insulation?

Insulation Contractor is a premium type of insulation that has higher R-Value than traditional types. It comes in a liquid form that is sprayed on walls, ceilings and slabs to seal all the nooks and crannies of your home. It conforms to fit any complex home design. It can be sprayed into basement rim joist, crawl spaces, overhangs (or cantilevers), knee walls and bonus rooms to improve your home’s energy efficiency.


The Spray Foam Insulation Is Non-Toxic

At South Central Services, we get this question asked weekly from customers: “What is spray foam made of?” This product is a type of polyurethane, which begins as two sets of separate liquid chemicals that are sprayed together. The “A side” is usually comprised of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and the “B side” contains a blend of polyols, catalysts, blowing agent, and flame retardant. When sprayed onto surfaces, this combination undergoes a chemical reaction that creates a plastic foam.

This plastic foam is extremely dense and has small pockets of air that create barriers to heat and sound, while also making it difficult for moisture to pass through. Spray foam insulation is durable and will last for a lifetime. If properly installed (which only a professional can guarantee), this type of insulation is very cost-effective in the long run.

The one downside to spray foam is the high level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) it off-gases during application and curing. It’s recommended that homeowners stay out of their homes during this process, which can take 1-3 days to complete. Many spray foam manufacturers are starting to transition to low GWP blowing agents, which reduces the carbon footprint of this product.

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