Are you considering investing in a foam insulation machine for your new or expanding spray foam business?
When installed correctly, Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation can help homeowners and commercial building owners with a broad range of issues, including energy savings, weatherizing, and much more.
Below, we highlight some of the most common uses for foam insulation machines today.
Reduce Drafts, Noise
- SPF insulation is an effective air barrier.
- SPF is often used to reduce or prevent drafts from windows, doors, and attics making a more comfortable indoor environment.
- Spray foam helps reduce airborne sound transmission.
Saves On Energy Bills
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that homeowners who insulate and air seal their house save approximately 20 percent of heating and cooling costs.
- Because foam insulation machines produce a foam that minimizes air infiltration, it helps prevent moisture vapor from entering and escaping the home. As a result, it decreases the load on heating and cooling systems.
- With R-values commonly in the range of 3.5 – 6.5 per one inch of thickness, SPF resists heat transfer better than traditional insulation materials. Note: Higher R-values equate to greater insulating power.
- Finally, a building’s HVAC system size can be downgraded nearly 35 percent without the loss of efficiency and comfort, according to the Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association.
Seals small cracks to insulate large areas, including roofs and walls
- SPF protects and seals the small cracks common in buildings. The foam insulation application process also makes sizeable areas, such as like attics and roofs, easier to cover in less time (when compared to traditional insulation materials).
Helps Qualify Building Owners for Utility Rebates and Tax Credits
- The energy savings achieved by air sealing homes via foam insulation machines is dramatic enough that the purchase and use of SPF products commonly qualify home and building owners for tax credits. Many utility companies provide rebates for energy efficiency upgrades.
Intech Equipment & Supply Online Store
Intech Equipment & Supply offers a wide variety of spray foam insulation machines with options available across all price ranges. You can quickly and easily find one that best suits your needs.