Spray–on Polyurethane Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation has many different and effective applications! Spray-applied foam has the highest R-Value commercially available at 6.88 per inch, which reduces condensation and also eliminates any air filtration. Because there are no seams, fasteners, or joints, the system doesn't allow moisture to seep in and through lower maintenance, utility and fuel costs, the spray foam insulation will quickly pay for itself. North Central Insulation has used spray foam insulation in many applications throughout, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and other Midwestern States. Applications include:
- Interior/Exterior Wall Insulation – Spray Foam insulation can be sprayed into the interior walls for high insulation R-value or the exterior walls creating an approved air and vapor barrier. Spray foam insulated buildings have superior thermal performance due to the air barrier properties spray foam provides, as well as reduced thermal bridging through the studs. In addition, buildings with spray foam insulation will have increased structural strength and reduced mold problems due to all the gaps and voids being filled to stop all air flow.
- Duct Work - Spray foam insulation for HVAC ductwork is rapidly becoming the insulation of choice for both residential and commercial purposes. The foam does such a good job of sealing up ducts and connection points that some HVAC companies can even install smaller systems that, when properly sealed with foam, can do the work of a larger, more expensive HVAC Spray on insulation can save a considerable amount of money every year on your heating bills.
- Storage Tanks - Spray foam insulation is ideally suited for insulating storage tanks, pressure vessels, double walled tanks, dust collectors and welded tanks for use in commercial, industrial and agricultural businesses. Spray foam insulation adheres to the surface of the tank, fills any cracks or seams and creates a weather-tight insulating layer between the elements and the storage tank. An added benefit of Spray Foam insulation is that it actually increases the structural integrity of any structure—including storage tanks. With an R-Value of 6.88, spray foam represents the best performing solution to slash energy costs associated with the heating or cooling of the storage tank.
- Ceilings - Designers face severe challenges when trying to provide energy efficiency and control air movement and moisture in metal buildings. Research conducted at Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI) and ORNL demonstrated ccSPF in walls and attics/ceilings performs 20 to 50 percent more efficiently than conventionally insulated assemblies such as those using fiberglass. Spray foam in ceilings reduce thermal bridging and air leakage reducing your energy costs.
- Below Grade Insulation – Great for commercial use on the exterior side of basements or below grade portions of the building. It creates a seamless moisture and thermal barrier, helps eliminate condensation and fully adheres to the substrate. This works great on poured concrete walls and CMU’s and can be backfilled the same day.
- Roofs - Click here to see our roof section.
Beyond walls, roofs, ceilings, and exterior areas of commercial buildings, Spray Polyurethane Foam can also be used in many other parts of commercial needs. By helping to control the temperatures from multiple areas, you can rest easy, knowing your equipment is functioning as it should. Even hot/warm insulation is possible with Spray Polyurethane Foam.
Other areas where Spray Polyurethane Foam might be beneficial include:
- Areas which need cold storage conditions
- Rooms which need sound protection
- Inventory rooms with perishable items
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There now is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that SPF roof systems - when properly installed - can perform side by side with any roof system.William Good