Spray Foam Product Features

  • Wall Insulation

    Either Closed Cell Spray Foam or Open Cell Spray Foam can be used to insulate your walls. Which one should you use?.

    Spray foam insulation is the perfect way to insulate your walls. On today’s modern houses that are designed by todays designers you have very few areas that run from floor to ceiling on 16 inch centers. A lot of the wall cavities are like the ones pictured below. They are 6 inches wide in places or 12 or 8 or even 2. They also have pipes, pex, electric wires, and vents running through them.

    If you use fiberglass insulation in your walls your lucky to get a great fit in a perfect 16-inch floor to ceiling wall cavity. If you have to cut it, or stuff it, or piece it together, you will create areas that have little insulation value. This means that if you trying are to achieve an R value of R 13 by using fiberglass rated at R 13 you failed. You also have virtually no air seal in any of those areas. What this really means in today’s more modern world of energy test such as blower door ratings, and performance test is your house will be too leaky to pass.

    This is where spray foam insulation is a great fit in more ways than one. Spray foam expands to fill and seal all those small spaces. It also fills the area around pipes and wires. When you use spray foam in your walls you get a consistent R value along with a house that can pass the blower door test on the first attempt.
    Spray foam gives you a more comfortable house. The sound attenuating properties of foam will also give you a house that more effectively blocks out noise.

    Texas Spray Foam Insulators is the company to contact if you want more information. We have been spraying foam in Texas for over eight years. Our experience insures that your job is done right the first time.

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  • Attic Insulation

    Spray Foam Insulation can be used to insulate your attic space and protect your home from other weather…

    Spray Foam Insulation can be used to insulate your attic space in a new modern way that will benefit you and your wallet. When you insulate your attic with foam you will see immediate results in your electric usage and your comfort.

    The old way of insulating your attic is now a thing of the past. The old way of insulating with fiberglass, cellulose, or other recycled material, was to create an oven or freezer on top of your house. After you created an oven that can reach up to 150 degrees in the Texas sun you would
    stack whatever insulation material you would use as high as you could to provide some type of r value to keep the living area cool. All the while expecting your air conditioner and vents to cool and dehumidify the living area below while working away in the oven above.

    The new way of insulating your attic with spray foam makes much more sense. With foam we stop the heat at its source, the roof deck. When you add 5.5 inches of foam to the roof deck you provide a sealed R-value of 19 or higher. The attic stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Most attics that are foamed will only be a few degrees warmer in the summer then the living area below.

    As with all things new you will hear a few old timers in the construction business say an attic has to breath. I would like to issue them this challenge. I will go up in a foamed attic on a 100-degree day and breath for two hours for every 10 minutes they sit in their breathing oven attic.

  • Crawl Space Insulation

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    Much of the air you breathe in your home comes directly from the crawl space. Heavy levels of moisture can cause damage to your home.

    How many times have you seen round/oval vents penetrating from the crawl space into the house through rectangular holes?
    This situation is cause for great concern. We already know that fiberglass batts cannot control or prevent air/moisture movement and infiltration. That being the case, even if your crawl space is “properly” insulated with batts, they will not prevent cold air, warm air, contaminated from entering the living space of your home.

    crawl space spray foam insulationIf the crawl space in your home is not fully sealed from you’re your home, there is a strong likelihood that contaminated air, earth gases, mold, rodents, and more can penetrate your living space.

    Spray foam insulation installed between your floor joists in your crawl space is the only material that will create an effective thermal barrier from obstructions such as wiring and plumbing, ductwork, and narrow or wide joist spacing.

    Batts are often compressed during installation due to the use of wire insulation hangers. Open web floor trusses create additional problems in that the open webs create pathways for air to move around the batts.

    During the summer, warm humid air can flow around the batts and create condensation, mold and decay problems in the floor system. Open web floor trusses are virtually impossible to adequately insulate with batts.

    Closed-cell spray foam will also serve as an effective moisture barrier between the ground and homes subfloor surface. It will also prevent “stack effect” air/moisture movement into the homes walls and upward into the homes attic space, which can cause even more problems.

    Spray foam circumvents floor insulation problems through its ability to completely fill voids and open spaces. Areas around wiring and plumbing as well as open webs of floor trusses can be completely filled, resulting in a complete, essentially uniform thermal barrier on the floor.

    Spray foam insulation in the crawl space is a superior insulation product that overcomes several disadvantages of other insulation products. Spray foam can provide a more uniform, consistent thermal barrier as well as provide stack effect / air flow retarding functions.