Improve Comfort and Durability Increase energy efficiency
It’s the basic physics lesson: hot air rises. In hot climates, this phenomenon can make summer living on upper floors almost unbearable. When HVAC equipment is located in the attic, it can also mean inflated energy bills.
In cold climates, warm, moist air from the living space of the house travels upwards through gaps, cracks and holes into the unconditioned attic space. There, it meets cold air and even colder surfaces where it condenses, causing premature building deterioration, mold and rot.
Those giant icicles? They’re not pretty. They can be dangerous. And they indicate a serious problem with ceiling and attic air seal and insulation. How? Warm attics also melt the bottom layer of snow on the roof and the water runs down to the gutter where it refreezes. Shingles get lifted. Icicles break and eaves fall off posing a risk to occupants and guests. Energy is wasted.
Stop uncontrolled air leakage
Closed-cell, spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation in the attic or on the ceiling stops uncontrolled air leakage to give you control over indoor temperatures, eliminate ice damming and keep energy costs under control.
Self-adhering, closed-cell polyurethane foam conforms to any shape, will not shrink or sag over time, and creates a seamless, air- and water-impermeable barrier that separates conditioned living space from unconditioned attic.
In cathedral ceiling applications, polyurethane foam does not promote deterioration of the existing roof sheathing, because it does not allow condensation at the foam/deck interface. Some traditional insulation systems have high water absorption, and hold moisture against the underside of the sheathing.
Closed-cell foam insulation can be applied without roof ventilation, because it is fully adhered and air impermeable. Moisture does not condense between the insulation and the sheathing.
COMFORT FOAM® insulation for foundations has been tested by the National Research Council of Canada and found to be effective in reducing moisture and thermal-related problems associated with uninsulated foundations. These issues include cracking, shrinkage, wetting and drying (mold) problems most associated with uninsulated foundations.