Air Barriers control the unintended movement of air into and out of a building enclosure. Spray Foam systems provide the highest level of thermal insulation and provides a monolithic, fully sealed air and moisture barrier. Its spray applied installation process speeds construction and reduces labor costs substantially (estimated up to $1/square foot).

Benefits include:

  • Seamless
  • Fully-adhered
  • Conforms to irregular shapes (masonry anchors)
  • Strengthens the building structure*
  • Cost efficient

  • Thermal Barrier – R-7/ inch
  • Energy efficient* (Estimate air leakage deduction by up to 83%; Reduce gas bills by more than 40 percent; Reduces electrical consumption in excess of 25 percent)

  • Increased air quality due to lack of air infiltration, reduced allergens and pollens entering the building*
  • Qualified LEED Certification credits as a green building product*

* According to simulations by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of typical buildings without air barriers.
* 18 Page Honeywell® whitepaper Air Barriers in Building Construction: Understanding Costs, Meeting Performance Standards and Exceeding Codes.

Spray Polyurethane Foam System

2 inches (R-14) estimated cost of labor and materials

Spray Polyurethane Diagram

Standard Air Barrier System

2 inches Rigid Board Insulation (R-10) and liquid applied air barrier estimated cost of labor and materials

Standard Air Barrier System Diagram