Are you currently working in an insulation company, or are you thinking about starting your own?
You can implement multiple types of insulation, but none is as effective and beneficial as Spray Foam. This type of insulation has been around for more than 50 years, and different mixing methods and materials have been tested to improve its efficiency. Nowadays, this practice achieves very satisfying results and has become a high-quality standard for home insulation.
When choosing the ideal system for your insulation jobs, always ensure that the proportioner delivers the exact ratio between both components to guarantee a consistent and robust foam. This will reduce waste and take care of your reputation. Second, look for equipment that can ensure that both chemicals remain at the ideal temperature until they reach the spray gun. If this is not done, the ratio will be incorrect and will ruin the foam. Heated hoses that can keep the temperature stable during an entire spray job are critical. Once the substances start cooling off, you must pause and wait until proper temperature is attained in order to proceed. This adds up to more time and money spent.
Once you acquire a system that fits the above description you will start reaping the benefits of the best kind of insulation available in the market.
The standard metric used for measuring insulation efficiency is the R-value. This metric measures how well a building’s insulation (and its material) can prevent heat flow between the home and the exterior. A higher R-value means greater insulation performance which usually leads to savings in your energy bill (lower consumption by heating and cooling systems).
The R-Value of closed-cell insulation averages R-6.0 per inch and open-cell R-3.5 per inch. When compared with other insulation types, these results are very high.
Depending on the product you are using to insulate, there may always be cracks or crevices left open for air or other substance (water, for example) to enter your house. A benefit of using spray foam is that since it’s sprayed in a liquid form before expanding, the mixed materials push themselves into every space available. After expansion, there are no crevices left open for air to enter the insulated area. Since there is no airflow between the outside and inside the home, HVAC systems increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
Most other materials available for insulation absorb moisture when exposed to water. If this happens, the best recommendation is to change the insulation completely since the humidity will lead to bacteria and mold growing inside your walls. On the other hand, spray foam retains its properties when exposed to water; it doesn’t absorb moisture (impermeable). Since the insulation entirely blocks all cracks and crevices, no water will enter your house, and therefore, no mold or bacteria will develop.
A building is as strong as its foundations and the strength of its materials. When facing extreme weather conditions or even earth movements, spray foam can give the building more structural strength. Compared to other insulation types, spray foam grabs onto the building’s walls. Since it also enters all crevices, it becomes a whole with the house structure, providing an added protection to your home against damage. A single block of material is much sturdier than loose material.
Spray foam can be applied in many locations inside of your home. In the attic, where most heat transfer occurs due to sun exposure, it helps retain heat during winter months and keep cool during summer months. In the basement, which is usually damp and cool, bacteria and mold tend to prosper. Insulation prevents moisture and therefore deters this scenario. For the interior walls of a house, spray foam also acts as a sound barrier, and if different rooms require different temperatures, the heat transfer is minimized.
Typical insulation materials tend to lose their integrity every few years and, therefore, lower their R-Values. For spray foam, each application typically lasts decades. Once installed, maintenance is minimal, and replacing it is not needed if applied correctly. You only require a single investment and continue to enjoy its benefits for years to come.
Whether you are a sole operator, have a small crew, or multiple rigs running daily, our spray foam insulation machine maximizes your most important asset: your reputation. The Carlisle Fluid Technologies IntelliSpray reduces the risk of off-ratio jobs, is easy to operate, is built for durability, helps you get jobs done faster, and increases your profitability.