Are you looking for an efficient, cost-effective way to insulate your home or commercial building? If yes, you've most likely researched insulation materials and encountered spray foam insulation (SPF).
SPF is among the top sought-after insulating materials for many reasons. But what is spray foam insulation made from? As insulation experts, we'll briefly discuss the composition of SPF here.
What is Spray Foam Insulation Made of?
Spray foam insulation consists of two main liquid chemicals: isocyanate and polyol resins. The two react and combine to form a polyurethane foam that expands to create a solid layer of insulation.
The polyurethane, a polymer, is the main component of SPF. It forms an essential part of insulation and gives the spray foam its desirable properties. For example, it is stable and does not react further after curing, making it a long-lasting insulator.
It also performs well against harsh elements such as heavy rains and extreme temperatures. Additionally, polyurethane does not soak water, making it the perfect insulator for preventing microbes.
How Is Spray Foam Made?
The two chemicals, isocyanate, and polyol resins, come in different storage tanks. They are then pumped through heated hoses and only mix at the spray gun nozzle, where they react.
The reaction forms an expanding foam that sticks to surfaces. This polyurethane foam fills cracks, gaps, and spaces and provides a seamless insulation layer. With a professional team, the application process should only take a few hours.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
There are two types of SPF: open-cell and closed-cell. Depending on your insulation needs and budget, you can opt for either. Here's a brief description of each type:
Professional Spray Foam Installation
At All Florida Insulation, we know everything about spray form insulation, having installed it in thousands of homes across Florida. We can help you choose the right type of SPF and professionally install it for maximum efficiency. We are privileged to serve Orlando, Windermere, Winter Park, Lake Nona, Longwood, and Maitland, as well as the nearby communities. Contact us today via (407) 410-FOAM (3626) to learn more and get an estimate!
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Chris has been an insulation professional for more than two decades, and has experience with all types of residential and commercial insulation products. His passion is green energy and effective insulation applications.