Ask the Insulation Expert – Jamon Selinger

insulation expert

Ask the Insulation Expert – Jamon Selinger

Healthy Living

Unlike more traditional methods of insulation in today’s markets, spray foam insulation is free of all HFAs, HCFAs, HFCs and formaldehyde. In addition to being a chemically dead product once cured, spray foam insulation is one of the most effective methods for preventing mold in homes, giving you the comfort of knowing you’ve built a healthy and completely sustainable product for the life of the structure.

Environmental Benefits

Spray foam insulation may be the best thing for the environment in an array of environmentally-friendly products. It emits no CO2 of its own while it reduces heating and cooling related emissions by about 50% for new construction and even more in certain retrofit situations. Foam insulation will last for the life of the building, and deliver peak performance. No formaldehyde, no ozone-depleting ingredients and no emissions of any kind – environmentally friendly.

  • Potential to downsize heating and cooling equipment
  • Can gain floor space by using smaller stud sizes
  • Makes walls up to 3 times stronger

 

Other Benefits.

  • Potential to downsize heating and cooling equipment
  • Can gain floor space by using smaller stud sizes
  • Makes walls up to 3 times stronger
  • Heating and cooling equipment lasts longer
  • Eliminates the need for house wrap

 

Other Statistics.

As the temperature outside gets colder, convection currents speed up and fiber insulations loose their effectiveness. Spray foam stops convection currents. Wind can be compared in the same way with the two products.

  • Fiberglass insulations are tested in laboratory settings.
    Tests show that even perfectly installed fiberglass in
    actual installations loses 10% of it’s R-value,
    Commonly installed fiberglass loses 28%.
  • Fiberglass insulations can lose an additional 50%
    of their R-value when the temperature nears -30C.

 

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