New Generation Spray Foam Insulation

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New Generation Spray Foam polarizes people – some think it’s the perfect solution to all problems, while others feel that it’s heating up our planet and endangering their health. But the truth is that when professionally installed, this product improves energy efficiency and saves utility costs in both new construction and existing homes.

The air seal created by spray foam makes it impossible for conditioned outside air to leak into the home. This reduces the workload on a building’s heating and cooling systems, making it easier to maintain comfortable temperatures throughout the year.

Adding spray foam to an existing home can dramatically lower a homeowner’s utility bills by up to 48%. However, this only applies if the air sealing process is done correctly. When poorly installed, the air sealing process can cause a wide variety of problems including missing or improperly addressed air leakage sites, gaps and seams, and over-insulation that can pull away from framing as it dries.

Why Choose Spray Foam Insulation? | New Generation Spray Foam

A spray foam installation company should be able to address all of these issues with a thorough air seal, expert application techniques, and proper detailing. They should also be able to provide detailed recommendations on how much spray foam is needed in a specific project, which will depend on the climate where the building is located.

The blown polyurethane used in spray foam insulation can be produced with both open and closed-cell formulas. In general, closed-cell spray polyurethane foams are more expensive than open-cell spray foams because they have a higher R-value and act as an air barrier in addition to insulating. In recent years, manufacturers have started to offer medium-density closed-cell spray polyurethane insulation made with a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent that has only a fraction of the global warming potential of the older petrochemical-based HFCs. These low-VOC products have minimal off-gassing and a re-occupancy time of only 2 hours.

New Generation Spray Foam
200 Chesterton Dr, Athens, GA 30607


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