Day: June 7, 2024

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insulation company is an energy-efficient choice for attics, basement rim joist, knee walls and overhangs (or cantilevers). It’s most effective in areas where air leakage can occur, such as around vents, pipes, electrical boxes, windows, doors and attic hatches. It helps to reduce energy loss in homes by creating a custom airtight envelope, which in turn helps increase comfort and saves money on heating and cooling costs.

The Environmental Impact of Spray Foam Insulation

Closed and open cell spray foam both start as liquid chemicals. They are combined and sprayed into an application area to create a plastic foam that fills cavities and gaps. The difference between the two products is that closed cell starts as a denser cream, which means it can be sprayed thicker and can fill more areas than open cell.

The blowing agent used to inflate the foam also makes a big difference. Many spray foam products use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which have a high global warming potential and contribute to climate change. Fortunately, newer spray foams are available that use blowing agents with a much lower global warming potential. South Central Services uses JM Corbond IV, which is a next generation HFO blown, two-component, class A fire rated spray polyurethane foam that complies with NFPA 285 assemblies and is approved for attics and crawl spaces without a vapor barrier.

It’s important to note that even when it’s installed properly, spray foam can off-gas a lot of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) while curing. It’s recommended that homeowners hire a professional to apply spray foam, and they should wear gloves, face masks, goggles and breathing apparatuses during the process. Once it’s cured, however, the foam is non-toxic.

HD Spray Foam
900 Pryor Ave, Pocola, OK 74902
(479) 856-5090