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Sprayed Polyurethane Foam: 

Is a superior spray-in-place insulation foam providing significant benefits to the homeowner over traditional insulating materials including a dramatic improvement in energy efficiency, increased structural integrity, greater comfort, healthier air, and a quieter environment.

Building scientists say that a home should be as tight and seamless as possible.  Yet, a typical 2,500 square foot home has over a 1/2 mile of cracks and crevices* (Air Barrier Asso. of America, 2005) resulting in a great range of problems most homeowners have come to accept.  You can demand better.  You can insist on Sprayed Polyurethane Foam.

Unlike fiberglass, Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Insulation expands on contact forming an airtight seal eliminating convection currents, the number one source of heat loss; helping maintain a comfortable, constant temperature throughout the home. 

High R-Value
Sprayed polyurethane foam has an aged R-value of approximately 6.5 per 1 inch thickness 

Monthly energy and utility savings of 40% or greater can be achieved when compared to conventional insulation . The cost of  sprayed polyurethane foam  can often be recovered in less than 5 years, simply through energy savings alone.

Energy Efficient Homes are More Valuable

Builders of energy-efficient homes are wise to promote and market the value of energy efficiency features to consumers, because, as energy costs climb, new home buyers are increasingly looking for houses with superior energy efficiency. These homes typically offer significant payback in lower utility costs, greater comfort for homeowners, less maintenance and increased resale value down the road.

Energy Star-qualified homes are independently verified to be at least 30 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 1993 national Model Energy Code, or 15 percent more efficient than the state energy code -- whichever is more rigorous. Savings are based on heating, cooling and hot water energy use and are typically achieved through a combination of:

  • Building envelope upgrades
  • High-performance windows
  • Controlled air infiltration
  • Upgraded heating and air conditioning systems
  • Sealed and properly insulated duct systems
  • Upgraded water-heating equipment

Home builders should take the opportunity to educate potential buyers on how these features contribute to improved home quality and overall comfort, as well as lower energy demand and reduced air pollution.