Spray Foam Insulation 101

Everything you need to know about ThermoSeal Spray Foam Insulation.

ThermoSeal high performance spray foam ThermoSeal is a high performance, superior brand of spray foam insulation for homes, commercial and industrial buildings which can slash your energy bills between 50 to 80%. ThermoSeal offers tremendous health benefits over Fiberglass and Cellulose. It also offers exceptional sound quieting properties and adds significant overall building strength making your home a safer structure.

ThermoSeal offers so much more than just heating and cooling savings. When installed professionally, ThermoSeal creates an effective air barrier, giving your family healthier air to breathe - free of mold, mildew and allergens. ThermoSeal insulation can help you provide the healthy, quiet, safe and comfortable environment you want for your family.

ThermoSeal Spray Foam is Cost Effective?

ThermoSeal Is cost effective spray foam insulation ThermoSeal is so cost effective it has the shortest payback period and the highest return on investment over any other Energy Star rated renewable building product. Within 1 to 2 years ThermoSeal will not only pay for itself but will offer year over year returns on your investment. In comparison to other high performance energy products, solar panels and geo-thermal heating and cooling offer the next best return on your investment with an average 8-10 year payback. Spray foam insulation is the number one return on your investment, 5x higher than solar or geothermal. ThermoSeal is the best investment you will ever make, period. All in one quick, easy application. You can find the technical specs here if you need them.

What does insulation R-value mean?

According to consumer.ftc.gov, R-value means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. In theory, all insulation with the same R-value should insulate equally. Unfortunately, in reality, that is not the way it works out. One of the biggest factors in maintaining the R-value is the way the insulation is installed. When installed perfectly, it will retain most of its R-value. However, common installations of fiberglass and cellulose show about a 50% drop in R-value when installed. An easy example to think about is your attic. When its hot outside, let's say 109°F, your attic gets really hot. With typical fiberglass or blown insulation the inside of your attic could still be between 107°F and 108°F. However, with spray foam insulation, your attic will be between 76°F and 77°F. That's a big difference!

How is spray foam insulation added to a home?

ThermoSeal Contractor spraying foam insulation ThermoSeal spray foam insulation is sprayed into place on a wall or roof cavity by a certified ThermoSeal professional contractor. ThermoSeal insulation can be sprayed after electrical and plumbing services are in place. It can also be poured into existing walls without removal. Spray foam insulation is applied as a liquid and then quickly expands finding and filling every nail hole, gap, nook and cranny which exists within every building envelope. This sealing provides your home a complete air seal which other insulations cannot do. The Department of US energy sites that 40% of a buildings energy is lost by air infiltration alone. ThermoSeal blocks 100% of all air infiltration making it the most effective insulation money can buy. Watch the video on how spray foam insulation is applied here.

Compare spray foam insulation vs fiberglass

Some alt text First off there really is no comparison. Spray foam insulation creates a complete air-tight seal preventing air drafts and mold growth. Have you looked to see what's growing in your walls? We see mold growing all the time in fiberglass and cellulose insulated homes. There have been numerous independent studies that show fiberglass loses more than half of its R-value after being installed. So why allow your home to be mold infested as well as put up with an insulation product that doesn't maintain half its R-value?

Why fiberglass insulation is a poor decision

Looks at the pictures below. These are fiberglass batts properly installed in homes across the country. This does not happen when ThermoSeal spray foam insulation is installed by a certified spray foam insulation contractor. Mold and mildew flourish in traditional fiberglass and cellulose insulations. This stuff gets into the air we breathe.

Is foam insulation safe?

ThermoSeal Spray foam is safe enough for babies ThermoSeal offers little to no vapor permeability, zero air infiltration, lifesaving health benefits, tremendous sound control, and structural strength. Trust us when we say that ThermoSeal spray foam insulation is absolutely safe. We would not install any home insulation products in the homes of our family and friends if we didn't think it was safe. It is safe and eco-friendly as well as it can be soundproofing and water resistant. The foam is made out of polyurethane, which offers no food source and prevents mold growth. During application, certified spray foam contractors use special protective clothing and breathing masks. Once the spray foam sets in about 24-48 hours, it is safe for anyone to enter the building.

What are some of the benefits of using spray foam insulation?

There are many benefits of using ThermoSeal spray foam insulation. It doesn't matter if your home is new or old. ThermoSeal is one of the highest rated insulations in the country. From energy savings to cleaner healthier air to consistent year round temperatures, ThermoSeal spray foam insulation is what you need to insulate your home. You can read about the top 7 benefits of spray foam insulation here.

Chances are you home currently uses fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass insulation is notorious for providing a safe haven for mold to grow. Mold needs air to live, ThermoSeal prevents air from entering or escaping and since no air is passing through there is no condensation. No condensation means no mold growing. ThermoSeal insulation is made from expanding polymers and is not a food source for mold.

Because of spray foam's ability to bind to the area it is applied to, it acts as a "glue" adding up to 200% structural strength. That's pretty impressive! There's nothing else like it on the market. This strength helps during storms and high wind disasters like hurricanes.

Spraying ThermoSeal foam insulation in your attic is a fast way to start saving up to 35% on your energy bills because most energy escapes through the roof. Adding spray foam insulation to your interior walls can increase your energy savings 40% or more.

Because ThermoSeal foam insulation expands and fills every nook and cranny it virtually seals the area from allowing air to enter or escape. No more drafts! The air barrier aspect alone can account for about 40% energy savings.

Does foam insulation help with allergies?

ThermoSeal Spray Foam Insulation helps with allergies According to the American Lung Association, in excess of 40% of American households have at least one person suffering from asthma or allergies making the quality of indoor air crucial to their good health. With our revolutionary spray foam insulation solution, the air quality in your home is greatly improved with a strong barrier to mold growth, pollutants, rodents and pests.

Does spray-in insulation keep a home cooler or warmer?

House enjoying consistent temperatures in hot and cold Spray foam insulation will drastically improve home temperatures regardless of climate. That means when its cold outside, spray foam insulation helps your home retain heat to keep it warm. When its hot outside, the spray foam insulation prevents cool air from escaping as well as prevents hot air from coming in. From the harsh north eastern U.S. winters to the blazing hot southern summers ThermoSeal is the spray foam insulation you need to help lower your air conditioning bills in the summer and lower your heating bill in the winter.

Can anyone apply spray foam insulation into my home?

ThermoSeal Certified contractor badge Our certified knowledgeable professionals provide premiere energy assessments covering five areas that represent 80% of your homes energy costs, based on the Department of Energy's recommendations. We then make sensible, affordable recommendations so you can determine what measures to take to make your home more energy efficient. Find your local ThermoSeal spray foam contractor here.