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Benefits of SPF

The benefits of spray foam insulation are varied and impressive. Not only for home owners and building owners, but also for architects, builder, general contractors, trade contractors, applicators, and state and local building code personnel.

It outperforms all other forms of legacy insulations so easily it’s hard to imagine anyone who cares about energy efficiency, building performance, health, and sustainability would choose anything else.

  • R-Value

    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.
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  • Health and Safety

    Spray foam insulation, or SPF, has been used regularly in both residential and commercial buildings since the 1970s, so we now have more than thirty years of performance data and scientific testing to analyze when determining the health and safety of this material. As a result, experts agree spray foam is safe and chemically inert if it is:
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  • Architects, Engineers, and Builders Choose SPF

    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.
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  • SPF Roofing Systems

    Spray polyurethane foam is often used for commercial roofing (and some flat-roofed residential roofing) because of its energy performance and durability. SPF roofing systems have been around for a long time, but because of a recent focus on energy-efficient building and an increase in code requirements, it is leading the pack in sustainable roofing system options. Unlike some traditional roofing systems, once installed it requires very low maintenance, and its thermal properties stand the test of time.
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