Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Jimmie the Giraffe

Jimmie the Giraffe

Jimmie the Giraffe

A New Home for Jimmie the Giraffe

Spray foam insulation isn’t just for human homes! Early in 2016, Foam InSEALators was contacted by the Plumpton Park Zoo. Jimmie, their resident giraffe, was due for a new home and they wanted to have spray foam insulation applied to ensure Jimmie had the most comfortable home possible. Our team began tapping their resources to help Jimmie and the Plumpton Park Zoo. Our team contacted our partners at SWD Urethane who gladly donated the spray foam, and our team matched their generosity by installing the product at no cost. Jimmie has a comfortable new home and the Zoo was able to save resources to use toward other projects.
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Monday, March 7, 2016
Residential Foam Insulation

Residential Foam Insulation

Residential Insulation

Residential Insulation

As home owners become more concerned about energy costs, indoor air quality and green building techniques, making sure your house is properly insulated is critical.

We install residential spray foam insulation in attics, crawl spaces, basements and walls. Our team has the expertise to install the right insulation for your project. You can rest easy knowing we are qualified contractors with the attention to detail.

Homes that are properly insulated and air sealed have energy bills that are up to 30% lower than before insulating and higher indoor air quality resulting from sealing out pollutants and other contaminants.

spray foam insulation
In addition to installing spray foam insulation, our team installs fiberglass insulation and cellulose insulation in existing homes. When properly installed, each type of insulation can deliver comfort and lower energy bills, especially during the hottest and coldest times of the year.

Contact us for your free estimate today!

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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation

Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation is the right choice for any application!

If you’re not familiar with spray foam insulation, think of a foam coffee cup or a foam ice chest. Both products keep heat or cold in, while protecting the exterior from transferring temperature. Spray foam insulation does exactly the same thing.

Spray foam insulation doesn’t just insulate your home like fiberglass, cellulose or other insulation products – it also seals air leaks. Why does this matter? Air sealing prevents air from inside your home from escaping through the cracks and crevices in your home. These exist around recessed (can) lights, plumbing stacks, electrical wires, attic hatches or doors, around chimneys or flues, and duct chases. This means conditioned air you’ve already paid for stays in your home.

There are two types of spray foam insulation: open cell spray foam and closed cell spray foam.

Open Cell Spray Foam
spray foam insulation
Open cell spray foam insulation works as an insulator and air barrier. The typical R value of open cell foam is 3.7 per inch. Other features of open cell spray foam insulation are:
  • it is vapor permeable
  • is able to accommodate seasonal movement
  • is not a food source for mold
  • dampens sound

Closed Cell Spray Foam 
spray foam insulation As with open cell spray foam insulation, closed cell spray foam works as an insulator and air barrier. An additional feature of closed cell spray foam is that it is solid. The cells of the bubbles remain intact (closed), which makes the product rigid. The closed cell composition and increased density contributes to a higher R-value than that of open cell foam. This can contribute to building stability during storms and high winds.

Foam InSEALators installs open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation from the following companies:

  • SWD
    • SWD was founded by spray foam insulation contractors who were seeking roofing and insulation solutions that traditional polyurethane suppliers could not provide. SWD's Quick-Shield Spray Foam insulation and roofing products are specifically engineered to meet the toughest building code standards. All Quick-Shield products, including roofing, insulation, and coating solutions, are ICC and/or CCMC approved and are technically superior for traditional building needs.
    • Icynene® is a sprayed foam insulation from Canada introduced in 1988 that continues to receive rave reviews, and it has gained national attention with its frequent appearances on the popular PBS television program, "This Old House." It is also widely used in many of the American Lung Association's "Health Homes" being built around the country.
  • JM Corbond
    • JM Corbond is a closed-cell spray foam insulation. JM acquired the Corbond line in 2009, adding this product to their line of fiberglass insulation. JM Corbond III can be used alone or in hybrid systems with JM fiberglass to create a custom insulation application for any use.
  • Fomo
    • Fomo's products range includes low pressure spray foam insulation in both refillable and disposable systems, sealants, a line of polyurethane-based spray adhesive products, pour-in-place insulation systems, and specialty products recognized for outstanding performance where fire, smoke and toxicity issues are critical concerns.

Ready to talk spray foam? Contact us for a free estimate.

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