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).
* 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
Standard Air Barrier System
2 inches Rigid Board Insulation (R-10) and liquid applied air barrier estimated cost of labor and materials