SPRAY FOAM IS LEAK-FREE
As much as 40% of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes, and air leaks can make energy bills unnecessarily high and let valuable resources go to waste. Closed cell, insulating foam forms an airtight, waterproof bond that seals out drafts, moisture, and pests. On the roof, a coated foam system can reduce air conditioning needs and help protect the roof, potentially extending its life.
Spray foam acts as both insulation and an air sealant (or air barrier), filling those areas that let air escape and saving money on monthly energy bills. The energy savings building owner’s experience with Spray Foam is enough to pay for the application within a few years time. Check out this video to learn more about how Spray Foam saves Energy!
Spray foam has the highest R-value of any product on the market. Depending on its applied thickness, Spray Foam can have an R-Value of 6.2-7! No other insulation can offer this R-value at the same price point.
Although Spray Foam can initially be more expensive than other insulation products, the lifecycle cost is considerably lower. Where fiberglass insulation or single ply roofing products are prone to leakage (requiring tear out and replacement!), Spray Foam will last the life of the building.
Because it is spray-applied, a seamless blanket of insulation seals cracks and holes while insulating the roof deck or wall cavities. This reduces the possibility of air/vapor infiltration.
Again, a spray application means no special adhesives or mechanical fasteners are required.
Spray-applied polyurethane foam is self-flashing around stacks, vents, ducts, etc. This offers a competitive advantage over other Roofing Systems – reducing the potential for leaks and extending the life of the roof.
EXTENDED BUILDING LIFE
By insulating the roof deck (and applying an elastomeric topcoat), damage due to thermal expansion and contraction is eliminated. When the foam and coating is applied, it bonds to the structure. It remains flexible, moving with the structure underneath and helping enhance the structure’s strength.