WHY SHOULD YOU DESIGN WITH SPRAY FOAM?
Spray foam is more than just a high R-value insulation:
- Spray foam is an air barrier. Strong air barriers are now an big part of building codes and standards, and they can increase the efficiency of HVAC systems, which could allow for additional savings in reduced HVAC requirements.
- Spray foam helps control moisture. Open- and closed-cell spray foam can act as a moisture vapor barrier. In addition, sealing air leaks and gaps can prevent humidity and condensation within a home or building.
- Spray foam helps prevent mold. By controlling moisture, mentioned above, spray foam can limit key variables that can lead to mold growth.
- Spray foam makes buildings more durable. Less moisture problems result in a more durable building. Also, medium density, closed-cell spray foam can make wall assemblies stronger by increasing their racking strength.
- Spray foam can improve customer satisfaction by improving comfort, durability, and energy efficiency.
- Spray foam provides design flexibility. Spray foam expands to fill gaps, crevices, and cavities, –even hard to reach areas—allowing you to be creative with your design.
Spray foam is different. Designing with spray foam allows an architect to use one product for many purposes: to achieve an air barrier, vapor barrier and provide effective insulation. Spray foam can provide you with an energy efficient home or building performance and cost effective building design.
Spray foam is a fantastic way that you can incorporate energy efficiency into your building design. The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) conducted a life cycle assessment of spray foam insulation. The results of the study show that the energy and environmental benefits from spray foam insulation used in new residential construction and commercial roofing retrofits far outweigh the embodied energy and embodied environmental impacts. Click Here to View The PDF.
BUILDING CODES & STANDARDS
States and munipalities continue to adopt codes that encourage or mandate increased energy efficiency. Spray foam can help you meet or exceed stringent building and energy codes.
CERTIFICATIONS AND TAX INCENTIVES
- Installing spray foam in your building design can help you achieve LEED certification or NAHB Green Building certification.
- Some states may offer tax credits, rebates, grants, or other incentives for architects and building designers who include SPF in their building designs.
If you are considering spray foam insulation, call the experts at Superior Insulation Services at 860.238.3113 or visit us online at superiorinsulationservices.com