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Hot air rises. In hot climates, this phenomenon can make summer living on upper floors almost unbearable. In cold climates, warm, moist air from the living space of the house travels upwards through gaps, cracks and holes into the attic space. There it can meet cold air and even colder surfaces, where it can condense and cause premature building deterioration, mold and rot. Warm attics can also melt the bottom layer of snow on a roof, causing the water to run into the gutters where it can refreeze causing ice dams. Shingles get lifted, energy is wasted and so is the building owner's money.
Closed-cell, spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation in the attic or on the ceiling stops this uncontrolled air leakage to give you better control over indoor temperatures, eliminate ice damming and keep energy costs under control. Self-adhering, closed-cell polyurethane foam conforms to any shape, will not shrink or sag over time and creates a seamless, air-and water-impermeable barrier that separates conditioned living space from unconditioned attic space.
Use Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation to prevent cold floors above basements,
which never seem to be well insulated. All that cold air transfers through the floor above and stays there, drawing warmth away from the heated spaces and reducing the sense of comfort for the occupants. It is well established that even if the air temperature in a structure is warm, standing on a cold floor will leave people feeling chilly and uncomfortable. Using SPF disconnects the floors from all that cold air underneath. And SPF provides superior performance over conventional insulation such as fiberglass batts - a mere 2" application of SPF between the floor joists allows floors to warm up. Contact Smart Choice Insulation & Roofing, Inc. for more info!
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An ideal insulation system not only provides resistance to heat flow (R-Value) but also controls air movement and limits moisture migration. Some home owners have reported savings of 50% or more compared to conventional insulation systems such as fiberglass. With fewer gaps and voids, Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation provides an effective air seal. It has been estimated that 40% of the heating and air conditioning lost from a home or commercial building comes from cracks around windows, doors, wall outlets and joints in exterior walls
Creating an air barrier with Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is the smart choice for those concerned about energy efficiency. By controlling air leakage, your home or building should perform 30-50% better than with traditional insulation methods. Indoor temperatures stay constant allowing for decreased used of heating or air conditioning. This translates to savings on utility bills and extends the life for your HVAC equipment up to four times. If you are building a new home or commercial building, using Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation will allow you to downsize your HVAC - for more up front savings.
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