The Importance of Spray Foam Insulation in Building Science

Building science is a term used for the study of how systems and materials used in construction perform under different conditions.  Both residential and commercial structures are designed to operate at certain levels of efficiency, comfort and useful life.

Every structure is a collection of integrated systems that produces a certain level of building performance.  Spray foam insulation enters into the equation by producing energy savings, heightened indoor air quality and all-season indoor comfort.  So, we consider our spray foam products as an important component of your “building’s science”.

The application of spray foam initially acts as a liquid adhesive, forming a complete air seal different from other insulation options.  The use of foam produces superior energy savings due to reduced air movement and significant thermal performance.  As a consumer of energy, you will find that spray foam wil provide a rapid payback on your insulation investment in the form of lower utility bills.

Beyond energy savings, spray foam provides a significant barrier from pollution and allergens coming from outdoors.  The air tight seal, combined with proper ventilation, can improve indoor air quality and provide protection from dust mites, mold growth and excessive condensation.

Spray foam also adds to the overall comfort of your living or work space.  Regardless of extreme outdoor temperatures or conditions, your HVAC system can work in concert with your insulation to make you comfortable inside.  In this regard, we believe that spray foam is superior to all other forms of insulation.

From a building science perspective, the properly engineered structure will contain superior insulation and HVAC systems that work together to improve your indoor environment.  energy savings, improved air quality and maximum comfort are important to us all.

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