Spray Foam Insulation

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Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Saves You Money and Pays for Itself

Spray Foam Insulation can be used to seal the entire "building envelope" of a building to prevent air and moisture infiltration. Studies show that 40% of energy is lost due to air infiltration. This air infiltrates in the form of drafts through gaps, holes and cracks in the building envelope. Monthly energy and utility savings of 30% or greater can be achieved when compared to the alternative insulation systems. The cost of an Spray Foam Insulation system can often be recovered in less than 3 years, simply through energy savings alone.

At Red River Spray-On Ltd. we use our Spray Foam Insulation systems to insulate, seal and protect a wide variety of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings.



Eliminate Air Infiltration and Moisture Problems

Traditional fiberglass insulation is only 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 pass through these gaps. 90% of all moisture problems are do to air movement which leads to mold and rotting of key building components.

Spray Foam not only adheres to, but forms to the walls and floors to create a tight seal and insulating barrier that stops this air and moisture leakage. No expensive building wrap or additional vapor protection is required during construction when using spray foam, saving money yet again.



Conductive and Convective Heat Transfer

Conduction is a method that heat uses to migrate through the ceiling, floors and walls of a structure. An example of which is the heat felt in the handle of your pot after boiling water.

Convection is the transfer of heat molecules moving from hot areas to cold areas (a temperature gradient). Convective currents are formed to equalize the differences, transferring heat energy from warm areas to cold areas. This method of heat transfer is relatively fast and accounts for 80% of heat loss while only 20% of heat loss is due to conduction.

Fiber Insulations like Fiberglass, Cellulose, and Rockwool are designed to slow down air molecules, and as such they can only slow down convection. However as the exterior temperature drops, convection currents speed up and Fiber Insulations become less and less effective at slowing these convection currents down. As a result heat loss increases. Spray Foam Insulation is designed to stop convection by stopping air infiltration. Studies show that just 1 inch of Spray Foam is effective in stopping nearly 100% of heat loss through convection.

Stopping Convection stops heat loss. Most insulation methods address convection, albeit in different ways, and with different results.



Enhances Overall Building Performance and Stability

Since Spray Foam is seamless and monolithic, foam sprayed into the walls enhances overall building stability and reduces "rack and sheer.? adding 4 times the structural strength.

Because Spray Foam sprays on as a liquid it can easily adhere to the smallest nook and cranny and mould itself to any shape. This allows it to be used on various hard to insulate places that leak energy.



Residential

Walls

Floors

Rim Joists

Basements

Crawlspaces

Attics (Spray foam or cellulose)

Cathedral Ceilings

Floor above garage

 


Commercial

Walls

Flat Roofs & low slope metal

Ceilings

Metal Support Beams

High Humidity Areas

Air Sealing of Problem Areas

Pipeline (ditch break foam)

And Many More

 


Agricultural

Barns

Walls (any substrate)

Machine Sheds

Ceilings

Temperature/Humidity Controlled Vegetable Storage

Vegetable Transport Trailers

Coolers and Freezers

Underground Hot Water Lines

Grain Bin Perimeter Seal

Tanks

And Many More