There is no greater perk to this product than the significant decrease in energy consumption.By creating a shield against air, installing Foam Insulation can reduce your energy bill 30% to 60% by eliminating the leakage of air. Most people believe that R-Value is the most important factor to energy consumption. What most people don't know is that the R-Value doesn't factor in air leakage, the main source for energy loss!
Better Air Quality
By sealing cracks, gaps and voids in your walls, random air leakages are eliminated thus resulting in minimal penetration of dust, pollens, allergens and other pollutants. Humidity is controlled better so there will also be less issues with mold and mildew.
Two noise types that should be addressed when considering soundproofing are airborne and flanking noises. Stereos, game systems, televisions and talking are all contributors to airborne noise. Sounds that originate from within walls such as plumbing runs, are considered flanking noises. Our open-cell Icynene spray foam has sound absorbing properties which helps soundproof and can reduce both types of noises. By sealing air gaps, the transmission of airborne and flanking sounds are minimal if there be any at all.
Spray Foam Lasts!
Our Icynene spray foam insulation is inert, which means it won't shrink, sag, settle, turn into dust or decline in R-Value throughout time. It will not offer food value to bacteria, termites, insects or rodents.
Spray Foam Is NOT A Fire Hazard
Around 15% of its components are fire retardants. Flame spread and smoke developed listings are less than 25 & 450, respectively, the magic numbers for building code acceptance. If we were to try and light Spray Foam Insulation on fire it would plainly melt and char. Once we take away the flame source the burning will cease or better said, terminate itself.
Spray Foam has lower R-Value?
Yes, Spray Polyurethane Foam has a lower R-Value but, as we stated earlier, R-Value is highly misunderstood amongst consumers. Test results are drawn in a 75° Farenheit lab with no wind load and appropriate humidity. Under these conditions both fiberglass and foam insulations are respectively equal to heat transfer. Nevertheless, when you install these insulation types in a real home in real world conditions, the heat loss/gain of fiberglass and cellulose is prepostorous since warm or cold air can move freely about them through convection. On the other hand, air infiltration is minimized by the air barrier created from Spray Polyurethane Foam, not to mention it is physically adhered to the framing parts of the structure.
Below we have provided a YouTube video so you can see how air infiltration is greatly prevented by Spray Foam Insulation