SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
Why Spray Foam Insulation for Homes
Build a better quality home with the right home insulation.
Exceed your client’s expectations with a beautiful, high-performance home that stands out from the pack. Differentiate your home with products that are the best in residential energy efficiency, including home insulation like Pro Seal Solutions spray foam.
Pro Seal Solutions spray foam home insulation is a complete, high-performance, residential energy efficiency solution that helps builders:
- differentiate their home through energy efficiency, performance and functionality
- deliver on comfort
- improve indoor air quality
- create quieter living spaces
Residential builders can trust the support offered by Pro Seal Solutions engineering, building science and technical teams to understand the current code requirements as well as the expected code changes in their local area.
Open Cell Spray Foam
Open cells are cells that aren’t completely encapsulated and deliberately left open. This makes the foam softer and more flexible. One of the biggest benefits of Open Cell Foam is that it continues to expand a certain amount after application, so it is able to reach all nooks and crannies. Open Cell Foam is excellent for soundproofing where a single application can completely fill the area between studs.
Closed Cell Spray Foam
Closed cells are cells that are pressed together and act as a vapor barrier, so water and moisture are less likely to get into the home, and the foam itself is unharmed by water and moisture. This makes Closed Cell Spray Foam much more rigid and stable than Open Cell.
Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
An insulation and air barrier system helps to improve your home’s air quality by helping to keep allergens and pollutants out of your home, where it is applied. You can also seal living spaces from garages, combustion furnaces and water heaters to reduce the likelihood of breathing air from these spaces.
By air sealing and eliminating air leakage with spray foam insulation, you can minimize infiltration of outdoor allergens and pollutants where it is applied. For more information on Indoor Air Quality Facts and Statistics visit the Environmental Protection Agency.
Energy Efficient Homes & Spray Foam Insulation
Today, homeowners are seeking energy efficient homes that perform year round without straining the household budget. Pro Seal Solutions energy efficient spray foam insulation helps to reduce heating and cooling expenses for a more energy smart home, making it a wise investment that delivers a return year over year.
Through its air sealing properties, Pro Seal Solutions spray foam insulation:
- limits air leakage to optimize HVAC equipment performance
- helps maintain even temperatures throughout the home, including the attic
- energy efficient spray foam insulation helps to reduce the energy required by HVAC equipment to heat and cool the home
Depending on how much of your home is insulated and where you insulate, you could save up to 40% on heating and cooling bills!
How Spray Foam Insulation Helps with Moisture Control & Flood Resistance
As part of the home’s building envelope system, spray foam insulation is an ideal building material to help manage moisture and reduce the risk of mold growth, mildew and building durability issues. Spray foam insulation expands to fill the framing cavity, creating an airtight seal to eliminate gaps and cracks where airborne moisture can penetrate, reducing the risk of moisture problems such as those that result from condensation.
Hurricanes & Flooding
Extreme weather events, like hurricanes and floods, can cause serious damage to homes. Closed cell spray foam insulation, such as Pro Seal Solutions Proseal and Proseal Eco, have been identified as a flood-resistant material in coastal areas by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Download our Hurricane Information Kit to learn more.
Foam Insulation & Noise Reduction
Pro Seal Solutions spray foam insulation also plays a role in sound dampening and minimizing noise traveling throughout the home. Airborne and flanking noise can be minimized in your residential projects thanks to spray foam insulation’s air barrier properties. As a result, sounds from street traffic, barking dogs and airplane engines can be reduced.
When considered for structural soundproofing, insulation should be able to address two main noise types:
• flanking noise
Pro Seal Solutions spray foam insulation can reduce both. Pro Seal Solutions open cell, light-density spray foam insulation has natural sound absorbing properties which helps soundproof.
What is Airborne Noise?
Talking, stereos, gaming systems and televisions all contribute to airborne noise. By filling and sealing every crack and crevice that these sounds can travel through, Pro Seal Solutions spray foam insulation can reduce the transmission of airborne noise such as these.
What is Flanking Noise?
The sounds originating from within the walls, such as plumbing runs, are considered to be flanking noise. Pro Seal Solutions open cell, light-density spray foam insulation can muffle these sounds by sealing the whole way around the source. By sealing any air gaps, airborne transmission of flanking sounds are diminished, creating quieter spaces uninterrupted by noises like flushing toilets or running showers.
Spray Foam Insulation in Cold & Warm Climates
Depending on the climate zone, warm or cold, there are some recommendations to consider how spray foam insulation can work effectively depending on your climate.
In cold climates, air from the conditioned living space can make its way into the attic and vent to the outside, resulting in heat loss. In the winter, interior warm air from a poorly vented attic can cause snow melt on the roof surface, leading to ice damming and roof leaks. Making the attic floor airtight is one remedy for this problem, but this is sometimes impractical if there are many penetrations through the attic floor, like recessed lights. Using spray foam to create an unvented attic will make the home airtight at its highest point and prevent ice damming.
In warm climate zones, temperatures in vented attics can reach well in excess of 130°F. HVAC equipment located in this space would be under a considerable burden to maintain indoor comfort. Because of the extreme temperature and the infiltration of moisture-laden air and attic pressurization, your clients can be subject to problems including energy inefficiency and poor indoor air quality.
Using Pro Seal Solutions spray foam insulation to create an unvented attic can achieve the following results:
- Duct leakage remains within the conditioned space, eliminating the loss of conditioned air.
HVAC equipment is brought into the conditioned space so it doesn’t have to work overtime to cool the home and remove excess humidity. This increased efficiency locks in energy savings. With open cell spray foam insulation, the source of a roof leak is easily detectable for repair and the material is unaffected by the wetting/drying process, maintaining original performance once dried.
Sealing soffit vents with Pro Seal Solutions spray foam insulation controls rain water and wind-driven moisture ingress for added durability. The attic temperature stays within 5°F to 10°F of the living environment below.