Polyurethane Spray Foam

What is Spray Foam Insulation?

GA Foam Solutions uses the latest in polyurethane spray foam products. The polyurethane is a spray-applied insulating foam plastic that is installed as a liquid and then expands to many times its original size.  At GA Foam Solutions we offer both Closed-Cell and Open-Cell Polyurethane Spray Foams with which to insulate your home.

Closed-Cell Polyurethane Spray Foam

Closed-Cell Polyurethane Foam insulation is highly dense and when sprayed expands up to 30 times its original size producing an R-value per inch of 7.4.  In Closed-Cell spray foam, Cells or bubbles in the foam are compacted together, are not broken and each is filled with an inert gas selected to make the insulation value of the foam as high as possible.  An example of Closed-Cell foam insulation that we benefit from every day would be the insulation found in your refrigerator and freezer. closed cell

The advantages of Closed-Cell foam include its strength, higher R-value, and greater resistance to the leakage of air or water vapor making it ideal for windy, damp and water prone locations, such as coastal areas, below grade, crawlspaces, or for the whole house. For many of our clients, Closed-Cell foam is the product of choice.  While more expensive than Open-Cell foam because of its density, at 1 inch thickness Closed-Cell foam develops the all important air barrier and at 2” a vapor barrier.

Recommended Product Applications

Walls
Floors
Unvented Crawl Spaces
Concrete Slabs
Cold Storage
Unvented Attics
Vented Attics
Vented Crawl Spaces
Ducts
Freezers
Ceilings
Piping
Foundations
Tanks
Coolers

Advantages

Seamless Protective Building Envelope
Moisture and Vapor Barrier
Eliminate Air Infiltration
Excellent Adhesion
Highest R Value
Energy Savings
Avoids Thermal Bridging
Meets UL Class 1 Requirements
Provides a Continuous Air Barrier
Reduce/Eliminate Convection Currents within Walls

Open-Cell Polyurethane Spray Foam

closed cell Open-Cell Polyurethane Spray Foam is soft – like a foam cushion in a pillow and is an excellent air and sound insulator. Unlike Closed-Cell foam, Open-Cell foam is less dense, with each Cell in the foam being broken, thus allowing air to fill all of the spaces in the material. Upon spraying Open-Cell foam expands up to 150 times its original size, thereby filling all nooks and crannies in the wall cavity. When spraying is complete, the excess foam is shaved off the studs, leaving a flat surface over which dry wall or other material can be applied. With an R-value of either 3.8 for the .5lb foam or 5.0 for the 1.0 lb foam, you receive and air barrier at 5″ inches of thickness.

Uses for Open-Cell include spraying directly to all walls of a house, and as sound proofing for media rooms.  Open-Cell foam may also be direct sprayed to roof decks.

Recommended Product Application

Walls
Floors
Unvented Crawl Spaces
Unvented Attics
Vented Attics
Vented Crawl Spaces
Ceilings

Advantages

Seamless Protective Building Envelope
Eliminate Air Infiltration
Excellent Adhesion
Energy Savings
Avoids Thermal Bridging
Meets UL Class 1 Fire Requirements
Provides a Continuous Air Barrier
Reduce/Eliminate Convection Currents within Walls

Watch this episode of Modern Marvels from The History Channel to learn more about the history, manufacturing, application, and benefits of Spray Foam Insulation.

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