Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam
At Abbott Insulation Plus, we believe that having closed cell spray foam is your best defense to the elements that mother nature has to offer. At an R-7 per inch it is the most efficient method of insulating. Spray foam is applied in open cavities from your foundation to attic, existing or new construction. Spray foam will not settle, shrink or crack. Closed cell spray foam gives you a continuous air barrier, a seamless vapor barrier and continuous thermal barrier.
With all that said if the cold air doesn’t enter your home you are not heating extra air and the air that is heated stays in the home!
How Can Your Home Benefit from Spray Foam?
Reducing air infiltration and moisture penetrations lowers the risk of pollen, dust, mold and other pollutants from outside your home that can affect indoor air qualities. For those with allergy issues this can be an issue.
Studies have shown that spraying 3” of closed cell polyurethane foam in a 2×4 wall cavity can increase the racking strength by up to 300%. This will make for a stronger home. In this climate, we all know how Mother Nature can blow her winds.
Prevent Outdoor Air From Entering & Water Seeping In
Spray foam at the basement level is usually applied starting with rim joist area. Spraying to at least your foundation can prevent a lot of outdoor air from entering… spraying down below grade can help a lot with outdoor temperatures radiating through your foundation. If it’s a camp on posts we can spray underneath right onto your floors… not only helping with temps all those creeks will disappear. Spraying onto an old foundation can also help with water seeping through cracks.
Prevent Air Convection In Walls
In the living area of your home with 2×6 construction we offer a hybrid method… 2” of foam along with an R-11 unfaced batt giving you an R-25. This will completely fill the wall cavity and prevent any air convection in your wall.
Helps Maintain Heat In Your Home
In your attic area, spray foaming at the eves prevents air from infiltrating your attic insulation. When air windsurfs through your insulation it can reduce your R-value by up to 70% or more. Also if you spray a minimum of 2” at your roof line and gable ends you essentially create a dead air space. If it is zero degrees outside and 70 degrees in your home the attic area should maintain about a 35 degree temperature. This will help in heating of your home.
Don’t just think about us for the installation of insulation… We also take care of the removal!