How Spray Foam is Taking the Construction Industry by Storm

How Spray Foam is Taking the Construction Industry by Storm

October 04th, 2017
Eric Emin Wood

Spray foam insulation is becoming a boon for the construction industry, popular for its ability to enhance building durability and ability to insulate against fire, water damage and other airborne contaminants. There are also environmental benefits, capable of making homes more energy efficient to reduce hydro costs for home and building owners. 

Choosing the right spray foam insulation equipment depends on the application, but there are options that help you get the job done quickly, no matter your needs. Computer-powered hydraulic sprayers are ideal for large volume commercial and industrial jobs, while digitally-controlled portable solution makes quick work of sealing attics and other spaces in homes.

Spray Foam Insulation Benefits You Should be Paying Attention To 

It makes buildings more energy efficient. A building can lose up to 40% of its energy to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and air leaks inflate energy bills unnecessarily, and spray foam insulation can help to prevent that energy loss. Spray foam acts as both insulation and an air sealant, or air barrier, capable of closing nooks and crannies that let air escape and make a building more energy efficient. 

It minimizes fire damage. While spray foam insulation won’t prevent fires from occurring, it can minimize damage. Spray foam insulation provides a number of fireproofing benefits. It can extend a building’s lifespan because it reduces fire damage. In steel buildings, in particular, it protects against building failures by insulating the structure against heat damage to maintain its structural integrity. This helps to minimize repair costs and gets a building operational again faster. 

It’s a major moisture barrier.  Water damage can be a significant issue to any kind of building. There’s a high likelihood a building or house will suffer from small holes or cracks forming, making it an easy target for mother nature’s elements to sneak in, and potentially cause significant and expensive damage. Spray foam insulation is impermeable to water, so not only will it thoroughly seal and protect a building from airborne moisture and it leaks, it won’t absorb it either in the case of a flood the way other materials would. Another great cost saving benefit of adding spray foam insulation services to your arsenal. 

It deters mold. While spray foam insulation’s water resistance is well revered, it’s also composed of an inert polymer free of food sources for bacteria that produce mold and mildew. 

It has an incredibly long, even indefinite, life-span. Spray foam insulation is known to remain effective for a really long time, sometimes even indefinite in certain instances. This helps home and building owners to actually save money because of spray foam’s ability to perform optimally over extended periods of time, as long as 20 years or more. 

Are you ready to add spray foam insulation to your construction services? For over 35 years, Bolair has been committed to providing the highest quality fluid handling technologies to our customers. Reach out today to see how we can help you get familiar with the quality and easy-to-use spray foam insulation products we carry for any application, ready for deployment on your job site.

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