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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions!  If you don't see the answers you're looking for, contact us.

  • What does spray foam cost?
    The cost of spray foam insulation generally ranges from $1.20-$2.50/ board foot.
  • What does spray foam insulation do?
    Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is up to 40% more efficient than other insulation techniques. In addition to being much more efficient than fiberglass and cellulose, it is also safer to use as well as more environmentally friendly. The numerous benefits of choosing SPF insulation over other types of insulation include: -Higher R-values -Increased energy savings -Added structural strength -Provides a seamless air barrier -Stops moisture transmission -Resists mold & mildew growth -Improves indoor air quality -Effective sound insulation -Low long-term maintenance costs
  • What are the different applications for spray foam?
    New construction, remodeling, walls, ceilings, basements, attics, crawl spaces, garages, pole barns, foundations, roofs, and anything else that needs insulating!
  • Is an efficiency audit a good idea for checking for home air leakage?
    The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that up to 40% of the cost of heating and cooling the average home is wasted on uncontrolled air leakage. The air that you are paying to heat/cool is leaving your home through gaps, cracks, and holes. Air can go straight through glass fiber and cellulose, but it can't go through SPF insulation, which has been engineered to combine superior insulation performance and complete air leakage control. Closed-cell SPF insulation virtually eliminate uncontrolled air leakage. In addition to its energy-saving properties, SPF insulation can help prevent these undesirable situations: -Indoor environment that is too humid or too dry -Hard to heat rooms -Cold drafts -Mold & mildew growth -Ice buildup and water damage due to heat loss
  • What is the spray foam insulation r-value?
    Closed-cell spray foam has the best R-value with R-7 per inch, while open-cell spray foam offers R-3.8 per inch.
  • Is spray foam waterproof?
    Yes, closed-cell spray foam is highly water-resistant making it an ideal choice for roofing or basements. In fact, It is the only insulation that FEMA rates as class 5, their highest flood resistance level.
  • Is spray foam insulation better than fiberglass insulation?
    Closed-Cell spray foam has a far great R-value per inch than fiberglass or even cellulose insulation. It is estimated that spray foam can last anywhere from 80-100 years making it an investment that will last a lifetime.
  • Is spray foam insulation good for soundproofing?
    When choosing your spray foam insulation, there are really two choices; Open Cell or Closed Cell.Closed-cell doesn’t expand as much, making it dense with a high R-Value, completely water-resistant, and even adding structural strength to your build.This is the ideal choice for most applications, however, open-cell spray foam has other qualities that make it unique; it is the better choice for soundproofing as well as better for sealing small cracks/crevices because of its greater expansion upon installation.
  • Is spray foam insulation worth it?
    Yes! While Spray Foam is more costly upfront, it is far more resistant to outside elements (pests,water, etc) and has a much better R-value making it a better investment long-term.Consumers report that spray foam insulation can save up to 50% on your energy bills.
  • Can I install spray foam insulation myself?
    Yes, you certainly could install your own spray foam insulation but it comes with some disclaimers. While the price for most DIY kits is about $1000, you should know that kits are 20-30% lower yield than advertised. That puts you at about $2.15/board foot, so it might actually be cheaper to have a professional install it. Also, keep in mind that you need to cover anything that you don’t want foam on and that you need to follow manufactures instructions precisely to avoid shrinkage, smells or unwanted mess.
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