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Spray foam insulation is a smart choice to insulate many areas in your home’s building envelope (exterior walls, ceiling and foundation). If you’re considering adding new insulation to your Huntington, NY area home, the insulation professionals at Green Homes Long Island can determine if spray foam is the right choice for you.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is created when two liquid components are mixed together, then sprayed onto surfaces. When the mixture is applied, the chemical reaction causes the liquid to expand into a foamy layer. The spray foam then hardens into a durable, solid material. The bubbles inside the foam act as the insulating agent with an approximate R-value (thermal resistance) of 6-7 per inch. Because of its expansion properties, spray foam also provides an airtight seal to keep the conditioned air in, and outside air and contaminants out of living spaces.
Where is Spray Foam Used?
Because it needs only a clean dry surface to adhere to, spray foam insulation has a number of residential applications, including:
Air leakage areas
What Happens During a Spray Foam Insulation Installation?
First, your insulation crew arrives to clear and remove any existing insulation for provide a clean space for the foam to adhere properly. Using specialized spray foam equipment, the two components are mixed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. The technician then sprays the mixture evenly and meticulously on the areas to be insulated. As with many products, the even application is essential to creating a clean, effective finish that insulates as expected. You can count on the experienced Green Homes Long Island insulation crew to use care and precision when installing it in your Nassau or Suffolk County home.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Spray foam insulation is the perfect solution for families who suffer from allergies, asthma or respiratory illnesses, because of its durable and impervious qualities. Air sealing with spray foam insulation can keep allergens, dust, pollutants and mold from being circulated through your home, allowing everyone to breathe easier. Often spray foam insulation is the easy choice for encapsulating damp crawlspaces to keep mold and musty smells from seeping into your home.
Find out if spray foam insulation is the energy saving solution for your home! Contact us today for a free insulation estimate*.
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