New Generation Spray Foam Insulation

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For Central Wisconsin homebuilders and homeowners, Insulation Contractor is the unsung hero behind comfortable homes and low energy bills. It is a high-performance insulation that creates an air and vapor barrier. This means that it stops incoming hot air from cooling your home in the winter, and it prevents warm air from escaping in the summer.

Step into Tomorrow: Discovering the Advantages of New Generation Spray Foam Insulation

The science behind spray foam insulation is simple: the second law of thermodynamics states that heat flows from warm to cold places. Without proper insulation, this flow causes high utility bills and uncomfortable living spaces. Spray foam is an insulation that fills in cracks and crevices, making it difficult for heat to move through walls and ceilings. This airtight seal also blocks out irritable dust and pollen, keeping your home healthy for you and your family.

When sprayed onto the surface of your building, spray foam insulation forms little pockets of trapped gas called cells that slow down the movement of heat. These cells make foam an effective insulator and can be sprayed into the small gaps and corners that other insulation materials cannot reach. For new construction and renovation projects, spray foam is typically sprayed into the attic, crawl space, basement rim joist, overhangs, knee walls and bonus rooms.

However, the blowing agent used in most spray polyurethane foam – a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) — has a global warming potential (GWP) more than 1,000 times that of carbon dioxide. For this reason, some builders and designers are staying away from HFC-based spray foam insulation and opting for cellulose or mineral wool. Fortunately, Demilec and other spray foam manufacturers now offer HFOs, such as Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent from Honeywell, that have a much lower GWP.