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We understand that you may have a ton of questions about pricing, availability and just the process of how spray foam works and how it can be used for your application. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that we’ve gathered to help you answer those questions. And don’t worry, if you have any other questions regarding spray foam and our services, we’re just a quick foam call away. See what we did there?
Both types of foam have use cases where they are the best choice.
They also share some important benefits when compared to other insulation options.
- Complete seamless air barrier
- Permanently retain shape and volume. Does not settle or become saturated with dust and dirt.
Closed cell foam strengths:
- Very low permeance. Functions as a vapor barrier
- Higher R-value per inch
- Adds strength to the structure.
Open cell foam strengths
- Lower cost for comparative R-value
- Lighter weight
- It expands more so it more readily fill difficult to reach spaces
We are often booked for a number of weeks. So the sooner we know about your project the better! We ask for at least a 2 week notice whenever possible.
There are a number of factors that affect the cost including; location, size of the project, level of difficulty to install and the amount of thickness or R-value that is desired. That being said, most projects cost between $1. 40 and $2.30 per square foot.
The temperature is something we monitor. We can install spray foam in almost all temperatures providing the surface we are spraying on is above 40 degrees. We do have portable heaters we can use if necessary.
Spray foam insulation will adhere to almost any surface such as; wood, concrete, and metal, as well as house wraps and vapor barriers.
The surface does need to be dry and cannot be oily.
An air barrier is something that blocks air from moving from one side to the other.
This is an important concept because a lot of heat can move in or out of a building with air movement. This is called convective heat transfer.
Spray foam insulation is an exceptionally good air barrier. It forms a perfect fit to any size or shape cavity, cathedral ceiling, as well as any cracks, gaps or voids left by construction.
Other types of insulation, even if they have high r-value, often allow drafts or air movement through electrical receptacles, trim, rim joists, etc. This greatly reduces the effectiveness of the insulation and the hoped for high r-value really doesn’t exist.