Frequently Asked Questions
Is Spray Foam Insulation Safe?
Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation is considered to be safe to be around without protection by the EPA once the material is properly cured. For installation, it is necessary to wear proper protection- i.e. full body Microporous Spray Suit, head sock, nitrile gloves, full face respirator with face shield and 3M vapor cartridge. Please visit the Resources Page for all safety documentation.
What is the difference Between Open Cell Foam and Closed Cell Foam?
Closed cell foam typically has a higher R-value compared to Open Cell Foam. Closed Cell comes in at around 6.0 per inch sprayed compared to open cell which is closer to 3.7 per inch spayed. That being said, open cell foam is the perfect choice for interior projects that have difficult to reach areas due to it’s natural expanding property.
What type of jobs should I use Closed cell foam for?
Closed cell foam is designed for use in commercial, residental and industrial applications or more speciffically in lieu of more traditional types of insulation such as fiberglass, cellulose, and other loose-fill products. Typical applications include exterior walls, vented attics, unvented attic assembalies, between floors, foundations, crawlspaces, HVAC ducts, fluid ducts, fluid tanks and cold storage units.
What type of jobs should I use Open Cell Foam for?
Due to Open Cell Foam’s flexable nature- even after curing- it is uniquely able to stay affixed to the surface to which it was origionally applied even as the home/building shifts and moves over time. This quality makes it the perfect addition to walls, ventilated crawlspaces, attics, ceillings, ducts, and other interior applications.
What is Expandothane?
Expandothane is a VOC free Plural Component Polyurea Roof Coating. Waterproof and capable of expanding 5-7 times its volume, it makes an extremley effective secondary roof covering over metal roofs, modified bitumen roofs, BUR, concrete and spray urethanefoam, and also makes a great Polyurea membane for foundation walls before theyre backfilled with dirt.
What do you recommend for someone wanting to start their own Spray Foam Insulation company?
For entrepeneurs looking to start their own spray foam companies, we have designed our turn-key package. This package comes equipped with everything you’ll need get started. Please call us at 877-772-9629 for more information.
I don’t live near either of your locations, can I still purchase a rig from you?
Absolutely! Not only will we drive your newly purchased spray rig to you, but we’ll even send a technician along who will be able to train you on your new rig, free of cost.