Spray Foam Insulation 316 Insulation

316 Insulation (also known as spray polyurethane foam, or SPF) is an alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation. It is made up of two liquid chemical components that undergo a rapid chemical reaction at the tip of an applicator gun, causing the material to expand and seal air leaks. The foam is sprayed on roof tiles, concrete slabs, into wall cavities or through holes drilled into a finished wall, and it provides superior thermal performance.

Unlike traditional fiberglass, open and closed cell spray foam create an air-seal that reduces energy loss and makes homes more comfortable. When installed properly, it stops drafts and cold spots in winter and hot air in summer and helps lower energy bills.

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The first step in insulating with spray foam is to prep the area to be sprayed. If it is an existing home, new construction or pole barn, the crew will remove any existing insulation before applying the spray foam. After the crew prepares the space, they will begin spraying the foam from a large truck and trailer called a “ruuding rig.” The tech inside the rig mixes and sprays the liquid spray foam using a special hose.

Some of the most common spray insulation applications are basement rim joist, crawl spaces, overhangs and cantilevers, knee walls and bonus rooms. Meritage Homes uses open-cell spray foam, which bonds to the frame of your home and stays somewhat flexible after it’s applied. This helps the insulated space maintain its shape and integrity over time and withstands shifts in weather, such as rain and wind.

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