The trade contractor who applies your spray foam must be an experienced, diligent professional well-versed not just in general spray foam application but adept at applying the particular brand of spray foam you’ve chosen. For this reason it’s often prudent to select an applicator affiliated with the manufacturer you chose. Different formulations of spray foam insulation require different application techniques and cure times, and abiding by the specific instructions that go along with each formulation is what guarantees the safety and successful curing of the product. Remember, spray foam is safe when applied correctly by an experienced professional.Here are some of the questions to ask when interviewing potential spray foam applicators:
Architects, engineers, and builders who design and construct residential and commercial buildings consider spray foam insulation an indispensable part of achieving “high performance.” Particularly as adherence to US, and International Building Codes becomes mandatory, and home and business owners demand their buildings be as energy efficient and “green” as possible.
Conventional consumer wisdom and US energy codes lead us to believe higher R-value equates to better insulating value. In theory, materials with higher R-values should be more effective as insulation and thus be more environmentally efficient. But the reality is that R-value is just one measure of insulating quality—and an imperfect one at that. In order to get an accurate gauge of the actual thermal resistance and energy efficiency of an insulating material there are other factors that should be considered.