Environmentally-Friendly Spray Foam Insulation
Although spray foam insulation is most often used for insulating hard-to-reach areas of building constructions, such as cathedral ceilings, homes which use environmentally-friendly spray foam for all insulation are healthier and have more effective thermal insulation as well as air and vapor barriers. These three important properties are rolled into one with the application of spray foam insulation, and not only is the foam we offer made of renewable materials and free of harmful chemicals such as bleach – our foam can help to reduce your energy consumption, and thus expenditure.
The Benefits of Closed Cell Foam
Polarfoam Soya which we supply is ‘closed cell’ foam, meaning that it stops convection currents. This means that if you insulate your home using our foam, problems such as mold and condensation in your home’s interior will be less likely occurrences. Closed cell foam also has higher strength than open cell foam, and thus using this type of material for insulation will give you a more resilient result. Even though Polarfoam Soya is environmentally-friendly, it does not sacrifice functionality for ecological respect, and can provide you with the best insulation you could ask for.
Polarfoam Soya is better than a Standard Polyurethane Foam
A standard polyurethane foam spray may contain Ozone-depleting blowing agents which have a negative impact on the environment. In Canada, Polarfoam Soya is the only material of its kind which does not compromise the Ozone layer – it uses zero Ozone-depleting substances in order to spray over structures. Polarfoam Soya, unlike certain Polyurethane foam insulation materials, is applied in liquid form. It is thus able to provide consistent, solid cover which keeps every crack and hole filled. Our Polarfoam Soya will provide a continuous seal, for the maximum possible insulation.
Open vs. Closed Cell Foam Insulation Efficiency
While open cell foam has its uses in certain industries, closed cell is preferable in insulation as its solid construction serves to limit the passage of humid air through to walls, and thus prevents common problems caused by humidity. Just three inches of closed cell foam can stop 95% of heat loss due to conduction, and only a quarter of an inch is needed to stop 99% of heat loss due to convection. With this thermal efficiency, your power consumption can be greatly reduced.