Keeping Your Home Warmer with Polyurethane Foam Insulation
There are many different forms of insulation that you can use to keep your home warm in the winter. Most of us know about fiberglass batting for the attic and even in the walls and while they are a good type of insulation, there is one type of insulation that is far better. Polyurethane foam insulation not only provides a higher R factor, which is its insulation value, it also provides a moisture barrier for every surface that it is applied to.
Polyurethane foam insulation is ideal for use in areas like basements and crawl spaces where you not only have to keep the cold at bay, but in many areas of the country, the damp that comes with winter rains and snows. When you are looking for the best possible way to insulate your home and keep the cold weather at bay, you should consider contacting Ecostar Foam and letting them show you what they can do to provide the highest levels of insulation available today.
Polyurethane Foam – The Ideal Insulator
When choosing a type of insulation to use there are many different products as well as different thicknesses and R-Values. There are many things to take into consideration such as where the insulation is to be sprayed how much room is available for insulation as well the amount of moisture in the air. All of these things will affect the type of insulation you choose. Polyurethane foam has long been considered to be the best insulation over all.
You can use a much thinner layer of Polyurethane foam insulation as compared to other types of insulation, because it is denser and less porous. It offers an R value of 5 to 8 per inch as compared to the 3 to 4 R value for open cell insulation. If you would like to know more about Polyurethane foam insulation contact us at Eco Star Foam we would be happy to help you find the best insulation for your home.
One way to keep your house healthy is by using spray foam insulation. The Building Science Corporation believes that insulation products capable of achieving green building standards need to control moisture, air movement and temperature in one material. Spray Polyurethane Foam is the ONLY product in the industry that can control all three.
Spray Polyurethane Foam contributes to the health of a building by reducing air leakage thereby preventing condensation within the envelope.
Mold and mildew growth cannot occur in the absence of water. Spray foam prevents water vapor transported by air leakage from entering the building envelope thereby helping prevent mold growth.
Thermal bridging is a significant cause of energy loss. With no fasteners, joints or gaps, spray foam insulation eliminates thermal bridging.
Spray Polyurethane Foam improves indoor air quality by reducing the transport of dust and pollen from outside, as well as reducing drafts and air movement.
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Polyurethane is a polymer. Polyurethane polymer is formed by process of step-growth polymerization. In this reaction a monomer containing at least two isocyanate functional groups reacts with other monomer containing two hydroxyl groups in the presence of a catalyst. Polyurethanes are mainly used in rigid foam insulation panels, high elasticity flexible foam seating, microcellular foam seals etc. Fully reacted polyurethane polymer is chemically inert. Spray foam is used for thermal insulation of residential and commercial buildings. It is basically of two types’ closed-cell foam and open- cell foam. Closed-cell foam are those in which all of the tiny foam cells are closed and packed together with all cells filled with gas where as in open- cell foam tiny cells of the foam are not completely closed and are broken with air filled in open spaces. The gas filled in close cells helps foam to rise and expand making it better insulator as compared to open cell foam also Closed-cell polyurethane foams are rigid and have greater material strength than open cell Polyurethane foam.