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Thermal Insulation (R S P F)

Rigid Spray Polyurethane Foam(RSPF) (We use Graco Reactor H-40 - The Graco Hydraulic (H-Series) Reactor H40 Plural Component Proportioner is a High Output Hydraulic Proportioner - Spray Foam Proportioner - Pressures up to 2000 PSI - Output @1,000 PSI 45 lbs/min.)

The major application for SPF is in the construction industry as a commercial roofing system and perimeter wall insulation material. Use of SPF for wall insulation in the residential housing sector is a rapidly growing market, due to the many energy saving and air/moisture barrier advantages over traditional fiberglass and cellulose insulation systems.                        
  
                       
                            

Rigid polyurethane foams are also used as insulation in buildings, on roofs, water heaters, refrigerated transport, and commercial and residential refrigeration where their insulation value, high strength, moisture resistance and durability are required. Polyurethane foams are also used for flotation, packaging, furniture, adhesives, architectural design, and cavity filling. 

Polyurethane foams can be sprayed, poured, or injected into molds using special equipment. Polyurethane foams can also be mixed by hand and poured into cavities.

SPF is produced by a chemical reaction when two liqu  d components are combined, an isocyanate, known as the 'A' component, and a polyol resin, known as the 'B' component. When the two liquids are mixed together (typically at a one-to-one ratio), a chemical reaction occurs creating rigid, or semi-rigid foam. The mixed liquid starts to react in seconds, expanding 20 to 30 times its liquid state (100 to 150 times for open cell foam). Once cured it solidifies and becomes polyurethane foam. 

Studies have shown that as much as 40% of a building’s energy loss is due to heat loss, or gain, through walls, roofs and windows. SPF is an incredible material for roofing systems and thermal insulation with its excellent water resistance and ability to air-seal your home or building with R-values ranging to 6.5 to 7.0 per inch. This efficiency contributes to significant energy savings throughout the life of a building and benefits the owner allowing the use of smaller capacity cooling and heating equipment.

Top 10 Reasons To Use Spray Foam Insulation


1)  Spray foam insulation pays for itself. 
Saving energy saves money. Studies show SPF can pay dividends within 4 years.
 
2)  Spray foam insulation is not affected by heat, cold or moisture.
Unlike fiberglass or cellulose, SPF will not loose R-value due to moisture.
 
3)  Spray foam is waterproof.
Since the moisture cannot penetrate closed cell spray polyurethane foam, mold cannot grow.
 
4)  Spray foam insulation is an environmentally friendly material. 
Although the application process can be hazardous without proper handling, the cured or final product omits no toxic chemicals. In fact, SPF is the leading insulation for eliminating airborne contamenants, allergys, and toxins.
 
5)  Spray foam insulation adds structural strength.
The rigid nature of the product can add up to 300% shear and racking strength.


6)  Spray foam insulation improves indoor air quality.  
By creating an air-tight seal external pollutants and particles are eliminated.  Spray foam also does not contain any fibers, loose particles or toxic vapors that can become airborne.
 
7)  Spray foam will decrease your utility bills.
The airtight seal created allows the heating and air-conditioning unit to work more efficiently keeping utility bills down.  The US Department of Energy (DOE) studies show that 40% of energy is lost due to air infiltration alone.
 
8)  Spray foam insulation eliminates air infiltration.
It creates a perfect seal with no gaps as it is applied as a liquid that hardens as it dries. Spray foam fills cracks and crevasses.
 
9)  Spray foam insulation will help deaden noise.
The air-tight seal helps reduce noise and the insulation factor will reduce noise of internal mechanical systems.
 
10)  Spray foam insulation will increase the property value.
Buildings with spray foam insulation have more resale value because they are more energy efficient, fire resistant and environmentally friendly.