How Does AccuSeal Spray Foam Insulation Work?

AccuSeal Spray Foam is a great choice for homeowners in southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire who want to save money on energy costs, make their homes more comfortable, and improve indoor air quality. Many of our customers wonder, however, what exactly is spray foam insulation made of and how it works.

The answer is polyurethane. Two liquid chemical components — isocyanate and polyol resin — undergo a reaction to create this plastic foam. The two chemicals are kept in separate hoppers or tanks until they’re needed, at which point they’re combined at the tip of the spray gun. The foam then expands in place to create an effective air and vapor barrier.

Enhancing Home Comfort: The Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation

Open-cell spray foam is typically used in walls and roofs while closed-cell is a good choice for foundations and other areas where moisture or vapor are a concern. Both offer excellent coverage and can be DIYable, though it takes some practice to get a hang of it.

Unlike fiberglass batts or rigid foam, spray foam expands in place. This means installers can get into tight corners and crevices that are difficult to reach with other insulation materials. The air seal created by spray foam insulation also prevents drafts. This makes your home more comfortable and energy efficient year-round.

Another benefit of spray foam is its durability. It lasts longer than other types of insulation and does not degrade over time. It is also a fire retardant and meets or exceeds most national energy codes. If you are concerned about the environmental impact of spray foam, look for a product that uses low-GWP blowing agents such as HFOs. These are safer for the environment, the climate, and people’s health.

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