Insulation 2017-11-21T12:04:28+00:00
spray foam

Spray Foam insulation is far superior to any other kind of insulation and offers the highest value per square inch.  It is essentially a spray-applied plastic that forms a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, ceilings, floors, odd shaped cavities and obstacles like plumbing, air ducts and wiring.  Insulating with spray foam will automatically reduce allergens, increase soundproofing, eliminate drafts and lessen the risk of unwanted pests in your home.

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Spray foam is the only insulation product that scores well in every safety category.  Not only does it effectively insulate the structure and form an extraordinary air seal that keeps air from seeping into and leaking out, it also provides an excellent barrier control for moisture and sound.  Spray foam is applicable for all types of projects needing insulation, including residential surfaces—walls, ceilings, basements, crawl spaces, and attics—as well as industrial projects including pipes, tanks, cold storage, walk-in coolers and freezers, produce storage rooms, and more.

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Spray Foam is a two-component mixture that is combined at the job site and sprayed onto the substrate by a certified spray foam engineer.  Expanding on contact to form a solid, slightly porous foam, this insulation material adheres to the surfaces of the surrounding building materials, sealing all gaps and forming moisture and vapor barriers.  It can be sprayed onto concrete slabs, into wall cavities, or against the interior side of sheathing.

Open-cell Spray Foam cures in seconds as it expands to 100 times its liquid volume. Closed-cell Spray Foam cures in approximately 2 minutes and expands to 30 times its liquid volume.  The type of home, its building materials and its age along with local weather conditions will all be considered with regards to Spray Foam Insulation.

Required spray foam equipment elements include a plural component proportioner pump with heaters, dual high pressure heated hoses, high pressure mixing spray gun, feed pumps, an air compressor, and an electrical generator.  Typically for new construction, small areas and buildings under 14 stories, we use our mobile spray rigs, eliminating the need for transporting and using outside equipment.

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r value

An insulating material’s resistance to the passage of heat through the walls, floors and ceilings of a structure is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value.  The bigger the number, the more effective the insulation.   The R-value needed depends on the type of insulation, its thickness, and its density.

Homeowners in New York will need to consider their specific weather conditions together with other factors including the age of their home and home heating method to determine the optimal R-Value for their spray foam insulation. The New York Metro area is in climate zone 4 per the International Energy Conservation Code which is a cold, mixed- humid climate.  Recommended R-Values for New York are as follows:

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spray foam

Spray Foam insulation is far superior to any other kind of insulation and offers the highest value per square inch.  It is essentially a spray-applied plastic that forms a continuous insulation and air sealing barrier on walls, ceilings, floors, odd shaped cavities and obstacles like plumbing, air ducts and wiring.  Insulating with spray foam will automatically reduce allergens, increase soundproofing, eliminate drafts and lessen the risk of unwanted pests in your home.

insulation
open cell
closed cell

Opportunities for insulation within a building enclosure

spray foam

Spray foam is the only insulation product that scores well in every safety category.  Not only does it effectively insulate the structure and form an extraordinary air seal that keeps air from seeping into and leaking out, it also provides an excellent barrier control for moisture and sound.  Spray foam is applicable for all types of projects needing insulation, including residential surfaces—walls, ceilings, basements, crawl spaces, and attics—as well as industrial projects including pipes, tanks, cold storage, walk-in coolers and freezers, produce storage rooms, and more.

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spray foam

Spray Foam is a two-component mixture that is combined at the job site and sprayed onto the substrate by a certified spray foam engineer.  Expanding on contact to form a solid, slightly porous foam, this insulation material adheres to the surfaces of the surrounding building materials, sealing all gaps and forming moisture and vapor barriers.  It can be sprayed onto concrete slabs, into wall cavities, or against the interior side of sheathing.

Open-cell Spray Foam cures in seconds as it expands to 100 times its liquid volume. Closed-cell Spray Foam cures in approximately 2 minutes and expands to 30 times its liquid volume.  The type of home, its building materials and its age along with local weather conditions will all be considered with regards to Spray Foam Insulation.

Required spray foam equipment elements include a plural component proportioner pump with heaters, dual high pressure heated hoses, high pressure mixing spray gun, feed pumps, an air compressor, and an electrical generator.  Typically for new construction, small areas and buildings under 14 stories, we use our mobile spray rigs, eliminating the need for transporting and using outside equipment.

spray foam
r value

An insulating material’s resistance to the passage of heat through the walls, floors and ceilings of a structure is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value.  The bigger the number, the more effective the insulation.   The R-value needed depends on the type of insulation, its thickness, and its density.

Homeowners in New York will need to consider their specific weather conditions together with other factors including the age of their home and home heating method to determine the optimal R-Value for their spray foam insulation. The New York Metro area is in climate zone 4 per the International Energy Conservation Code which is a cold, mixed- humid climate.  Recommended R-Values for New York are as follows:

snow
chart