spray foam insulation is sprayed on-site as a mixture of unique liquid components that react very quickly to expand in place filling all cracks and crevices, sealing wall cavities, exterior walls, attics, crawlspaces, and roof rafters or ceiling joists. It also limits air infiltration reducing energy usage, lowering utility bills, and preventing the intrusion of pollutants and allergens. Spray foam insulation is very versatile and is the best choice for a new home or remodel project.
The spray gun used by a professional installer combines the two liquid components and then sprays them on-site where they mix together and form a foam that immediately begins expanding and curing. The spray gun is then moved to the next area and the process repeats until all areas are insulated. The resulting insulation is then left to cure for several days or longer depending on the product type and environment.
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When properly installed by an authorized ThermoSeal professional, spray foam creates a complete air barrier and insulation barrier at the same time – unlike fiberglass batts that do not naturally produce an air barrier. The air barrier prevents air from flowing through the insulated areas and into the attic space where mold growth can occur.
Despite its superior performance and durability, spray foam can be more expensive than traditional fiberglass batts. However, it is also far more cost-effective in the long run due to energy savings. Also, the initial installation can be messy and requires specialized handling and equipment. This is why many homeowners choose to hire a professional.…