The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are several advantages to using spray foam over other types of insulation.
Spray Foam Has a High R-Value
The amount of air or moisture that an insulative material allows through its membrane is known as its R-Value. In most cases, the average R-value of materials such as fiberglass or cellulose is between 2.3 and 3.8 per inch. Foam insulation offers a much higher rating at 5.8-8.0 per inch. This makes it a more efficient option. It creates the ultimate barrier from the outside elements. The result is that you will inhabit a building that has zero drafts and lower humidity. Regardless of the New York or New Jersey weather outside, you can control the temperature of your home or business property inside.
New York and New Jersey Building Codes
Before a building can pass an inspection code, it must prove that it will not waste energy. One of the first things that an inspector will audit is how much energy is being used. In order to pass inspection while saving money on utility bills, home and business owners will utilize spray foam insulation to maximize the protection on the inside. Foam insulation will close all the gaps and holes where pests, moisture, drafts, and pollutants can get inside the house. It doesn't just cover up an opening - it seals it.
Spray Foam Makes the Perfect Fire Retardant
In larger structures such as business offices and high rises, extra steps are taken to eliminate the chances of a fire spreading through the entire building. An effective fireproofing method is adding spray applied fireproofing foam that acts as steel beam insulation. Since steel beams provide the greatest amount of support for a tall skyscraper, foam insulation can provide that added reinforcement that they need to be protected from a fire.
Sound Proofing Services Available
In addition to wind and moisture elimination, closed-cell spray foam can also drastically reduce the amount of noise that comes in or goes out of a room. Sound waves going through a wall are immediately absorbed by the foam material and stopped dead in their tracks. The result is a reduction in sound by up to 70 decibels. Spray foam is used for sound proofing nurseries, conference rooms, offices, recording studios, and other rooms where the sound is a factor.