Closed Cell Foam: What You Need to Know

One of the products that Atlantic Spray Systems, Inc. recommends is closed cell spray polyurethane foam, for use in new construction as well as buildings requiring energy solutions and renovation. The foam is sprayed on to surfaces as a liquid, and then expands to many times its normal size to adequately fill and seal spaces. While its application is more expensive than some types of insulation, the value is much higher as closed cell spray foam is far more durable and energy efficient.

Many people wonder if spray foam is safe and environmentally friendly. The products that Atlantic Spray uses are manufactured from renewable materials (one product is even made from Soy!) and contain non-ozone-depleting chemicals. It is a lifetime product that doesn’t need replacement and therefore does not need to end up in landfills or as waste. Applied, it encourages superior energy efficiency in homes and therefore reduces the use of fossil fuels to regulate home temperatures.

Insulation’s value is measured in “R-value per square inch”. Spray foam has the highest R-value of any commercially available insulation product. Homeowners benefit from more useable space as the foam doesn’t have to be applied as thick as some products to achieve the same R-value. It can be applied to roofs and exposed surfaces as long as it is given a protective coating or covering. It is widely used and well tested, and is a “lifetime” product.

When you’re considering your insulation options, ask your expert about the benefits and value of installing closed cell spray foam and find out if you would benefit from a lasting investment in quality materials. At Atlantic Spray Systems, Inc., we’re ready and waiting to introduce you to one of our favorite products: closed cell polyurethane spray foam! Call us today!

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