GREAT PLAINS INSULATION
Spray foam can fully insulate a home or building, as well as seal it from air and moisture infiltration, resulting in a more efficient structure with lower energy bills. Spray foam can also strengthen the walls and roof of a home or building, as well as protect it from airborne particles and mold.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:
- Prevents air and moisture intrusion
- Improves occupant comfort
- Lowers energy bills
- Strengthens the building envelope
- Permanent, sturdy, and does not sag
- Keeps out dust, pollen, and bugs
- Protects against ice dams
- Improves indoor air quality
- Works well with more efficient HVAC equipment
- Meets current building codes
Spray foam can be installed over a wide variety of substrates, including concrete, wood, steel, and most existing roof systems.
SAVE MONEY $$$
SPF insulation can reduce energy usage and lower utility bills. The Department of Energy reveals that air infiltration contributes to 30% or more of your home’s heating and cooling costs. Air infiltrates homes in the form of drafts through any opening in the building envelope, be it doors, windows, or miscellaneous gaps. Spray foam is used to seal the entire building envelope of your home to prevent air infiltration, so savings of 30% or greater can be achieved when compared to the alternative insulation and roofing systems. The upfront cost of SPF insulation systems can often be recovered in a matter of years through energy savings alone.
KEEP AIR AND MOISTURE OUT
Traditional fiberglass insulation is only stapled or simply placed into the wall cavities and does not seal the stud and wall cavities from end to end, or top to bottom. Air infiltration can easily pass through these gaps, making it far less efficient than spray foam. On the contrary, SPF firmly adheres to the substrate on which it’s installed to create a tight seal and an insulating barrier that stops this air leakage. In addition to being an air barrier, SPF also helps to reduce moisture infiltration, which is a source of dangerous mold and mildew growth, that could also cause structural damage to your home or building.
- Rim joists
- Cathedral ceilings
- Crawl spaces
- Potato sheds
- Grain Bins
- Green Houses
- Underground lines
- Canvas Buildings
Properly insulated rim joist
Rim Joists can Leak more than Windows
For many homes, the rim joist is one of the major sources of heat loss and air infiltration. The rim joist area above the foundation can cause more air leakage into the home than all the windows combined. It is important to also seal and insulate the top of the concrete wall where the sill plate sits.
Rim Joists let in more than just air. Spiders, bugs, and even mice find the rim joist an attractive place to enter the home. The wooden rim or band joist area is where the house's wooden structure rests on the concrete foundation. This area is notorious for gaps and cracks.
Health Issues can Start in the Basement
A house breathes from the basement up. Typically three quarters of the air infiltration comes from the basement. The air entering or exiting the rim joist area can contain high levels of moisture, increasing the likelihood of mold growth and rot in this area. So if there are mold problems in the basement, this can affect the air quality throughout the house.