Find great tips & advice from Superior Insulation about adding Spray Foam to your commercial or residential space.
Do I need to be concerned about the odor from spray foam? - Written By Superior Insulation, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor In Buffalo, NY.
Do I need to be concerned about the odor from spray foam?
During the installation process of spray foam insulation there is a small amount of chemical compounds in the air, just like many site applied building materials. Anyone in the spray zone during application should have the proper personal protective gear.
The material can give off vapors that may be noticeable by some people, however with proper ventilation and cleanup afterward it will disappear.
Can you use spray foam insulation in an existing home? - Written By Superior Insulation, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor In Buffalo, NY.
Did you buy a home that needs an update for the insulation or a do you just want to update the insulation in your home where you have lived for some time?
The good news is that spray foam insulation can be used in an existing structure, whether you are doing a renovation or just an insulation retrofit. Spray foam has the highest R-Value per inch compared to other insulations, so there are certain applications in a home, such as cathedral ceilings and 2nd floor living space in Cape Cod style homes, where you want to meet a minimum R-value and don’t have much space available. With spray foam insulation you are able to insulate properly.
History of Spray Foam Insulation - Written By Superior Insulation, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor In Buffalo, NY.
In 1937 Otto Bayer, a German Chemist was credited with the invention of polyurethane. He discovered that mixing small volumes of chemical substances can create a dry foam material.
In the 1940s it became more popular and was used by the US Military in airplanes. In 1979 polyurethane began being used as a building insulation. Spray polyurethane has since been improved upon and comes in a range of densities and cell structure.
Is spray foam insulation worth it? Written By Superior Insulation, Your Friendly Neighborhood Spray Foam Contractor In Buffalo, NY.
While spray foam insulation may be two to three times more expensive than cellulose or fiberglass insulation, in the long run it is more cost efficient over the life of your home. Over time it pays you back in energy savings which is estimated to be lower bills by 30%.