SPF or spray polyurethane foam describes a category of high-performance spray foam insulation and air barrier material that delivers multiple benefits in one application. These advantages include high insulation values, near-zero air permeability, increased building strength, severe weather and flood resistance, increased occupant comfort, improved indoor air quality, reduced operating costs and lower environmental impacts.
Because spray polyurethane foam is fully adhering and seals hard-to-reach penetrations, it provides unequaled air sealing properties for the entire building envelope. Reduced uncontrolled air leakage results in lower utility bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
In fact, ENERGY STAR® reports that air leakage accounts for 25 – 40% of the energy used for heating and cooling a typical home. For a typical home SPF may add about $20-$40 per month in extra mortgage costs. However, they can save the homeowner an average of $60-80 a month in energy costs, actually paying you back every month despite the higher initial investment.
Features and Benefits
SPF reduces energy use in the following ways:
- Has high R-value per inch (open-cell 3.5 per inch and closed-cell 6.0 per inch)
- Eliminates air infiltration
- Helps control moisture and condensation
- Reduces convective currents in walls and attics
- Eliminates wind washing
- Effective at low and high temperatures
- Provides the correct environment so that the ventilation system performs more efficiently
- Closed cell SPF adds structural strength and glues a building together
- SPF reduces noise from outside by air sealing the building.
- Closed-cell SPF can provide an added barrier against water intrusion.
- SPF reduces drafts and increases comfort.
- SPF helps maintain a comfortable, constant, temperature throughout the building, from room to room and floor to floor.
- SPF assists in improving indoor air quality.
- SPF reduces the infiltration of outside air pollutants and soil gases.
- SPF can reduce moisture condensation and mold growth within the building walls and roof.
- Excellent insulation efficiency of SPF can reduce heating and cooling usage dramatically.
- HVAC equipment can be down-sized, thereby reducing construction costs.
- SPF will not sag or settle.
- SPF can eliminate the need for separate housewrap and vapor retarders.
- SPF helps conserve energy, reducing CO2 emissions.
- SPF contributes LEED credits for sustainable, green construction.
- SPF can help reduce structural damage caused by high winds.
- SPF contains no formaldehyde or ozone depleting substances.
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