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Spray Foam Insulation

All American Construction & Insulation offers construction, concrete lifting repair, and spray foam insulation installation. We will always provide you with as much information regarding our services as possible.

Topics Covered:

  • Spray Foam Roofing
  • Concrete Lifting
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Sealed Crawl Spaces

Spray Foam Roofing

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a form of plastic that goes from liquid to solid in a matter of seconds, increasing in volume approximately 30x as it dries. It is the most cost-effective and sustainable roofing, insulation and waterproofing system available today.

Benefits of Spray Foam Roofing Systems

  • Seamless, monolithic, leak-free
  • Self-flashing
  • High insulation value (R-value)
  • ROI with energy savings alone
  • Strong adhesion and wind uplift resistance
  • UV and weather-resistant
  • Lightweight and high-strength

From Liquid to Solid: a Protective, Monolithic Roofing Shell

SPF is applied as a liquid using plural-component spray equipment. Upon being sprayed on a roofing surface, SPF expands to roughly 30 times its original liquid volume and dries within seconds. The expansion results in a dense, monolithic roofing material that is fully adhered to the substrate.

SPF roofs only utilize strong, high-density closed-cell foam, although it is considerably less dense than other roofing materials and adds little additional weight to the roof. Due to its ability to adhere to a wide variety of substrates, SPF roofs are the perfect solution for reroofing applications. Also, spray foam roofs are more robust than other roofing systems, offering high wind uplift resistance. Spray foam is frequently used as the exterior roofing system in monolithic domes.

Concrete Lifting

Most people believe there’s only one crucial step to concrete, laying it. You allow a company to mix it, put it, and let it dry. Once it’s laid and dried, that’s it, right? Wrong. Like any other material, concrete requires maintenance. Weather, salt, harsh chemicals, acid, and other elements can reduce concrete causing it to crack, settle, or become uneven. Keeping up with concrete maintenance is vital because repairing is cheaper than replacing and we want our concrete to be presentable. Are you wondering how you can maintain your sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, patios, etc.? We can help!

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation or (SPF) Spray polyurethane foam is the most efficient, energy, and cost-saving option for your home or business. Whether the building is new or existing construction, from metal buildings to barns, spray foam products play a crucial role in ensuring buildings operate efficiently as a system, minimizing leaks and keeping conditioned air inside when applied to walls, roofs, ceilings, floors, basements, and foundations. Spray Foam is a 2-in-1 package that’s not just an insulator but also a superior air barrier.

UNDERSTANDING R-VALUES

R-VALUE is a measure of the capacity of a material to resist heat transfer.R-VALUE is a measure of the capacity of a material to resist heat transfer. An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured or rated in terms of its thermal resistance or R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. Though these values can change based on the type of construction and heating system used.

Recommended Home Insulation R– Values

Air Leaks

New and existing construction, attics, under sub-floors, metal buildings, barns, and storage containers. It fills cracks, crevices, and voids and adheres to irregular surfaces or substrates to form an air sealing insulation. SPF provides sound reduction by blocking and absorbing air leakage which saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills. Insulation properly deployed can be part of a system designed to protect against moisture, which provides the benefit of reducing the chance of harmful mold, mildew and rotting of wood.

Spray Foam Insulation Information:

Spray foam insulation is an alternative to traditional building insulation, such as fiberglass. It is a two-component mixture composed of isocyanate and polyol resin that come together at the tip of a gun and forms an expanding foam. The foam can be sprayed onto roof tiles, concrete slabs, into wall cavities, or through holes drilled into the cavity of a finished wall. Both types of SPF are thermoset cellular plastics comprising millions of small cells. There are two different types of spray foam insulation:

Light-Density Open Cell (half pound foam):

  • Due to its ability to expand during the application process, ocSPF fills cracks, crevices,  and voids and adheres to irregular surfaces or substrates to form an air sealing insulation.
  • It provides sound reduction by blocking and absorbing air leakage. 
  • Semi-rigid material with a sponge-like appearance that expands during installation and creates small, open cells that are filled with carbon dioxide. It can be crushed in your hand.
  • It is less expensive than traditional types of insulation such as fiberglass.
  • ocSPF has a typical R-value of 3.5 to 3.7 per inch.
  • It is usually only recommended for indoor applications.
  • We normally do not recommend using open cell foam in the Pacific Northwest

Closed Cell (aka two-pound foam): 

  • ccSPF creates an airtight barrier. When the required minimum thickness of 1.5-2 inches is installed, ccSPF is both a vapor barrier and an air barrier.
  • It is perfect for attics and exterior wall
  • A moisture barrier is created.
  • It is rigid to the touch
  • There is a typical R-value of 6 per inch.

Sealed Crawl Spaces:

Sealing your crawl space with a proper barrier will help keep moisture, mold, and radon out of your living space.

Benefits include:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Allows the crawlspace to be safely be used for storage
  • Fewer insects
  • Lower utility bills
  • Less mold
  • Increased home value
  • Clean and bright space

Home Energy Saver Calculator – Recommendations and Payback for Energy Saving Upgrades

Recommended Levels of Insulation – brought to you by Energy Star

Tax Credits, Rebates, & Savings – find out what is available in your area from Energy.gov