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Environmental Impact

Many homeowners, building owners and government agencies are concerned about how their decisions on energy conservation will have a lasting effect on the environment. Energy conservation is a national priority and a personal priority for many Americans, along with “Green Building” and the conservation of other precious natural resources such as lumber from our forests. The use of recycled materials and protection of the ozone layer are additional environmental concerns. Polyurethane spray foam insulation provides a valuable tool to the homeowner, designer and contractor in helping to protect the environment.

Conserve Fossil Fuels:
Polyurethane sprayed foam insulation can reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and lower utility bills.

Reduce Lumber Usage:
The high R values of Polyurethane sprayed foam insulation allow the designer and builder to reduce the thickness of wood frame walls and ceilings to reduce the size of wood structural beams.

Zero Ozone Depletion:
Polyurethane sprayed foam insulation uses a new generation of blowing agent that has zero ozone depletion.

Green Built:
Polyurethane sprayed foam insulation can be used as an integral component in Green Built construction and LEED-Homes.

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Benefits of using Polyurethane Spray Foam insulation...

Spray Foam Insulation Help Lower Energy Bills

Home buyers can look forward to energy savings on both heating and air conditioning costs with Polyurethane Spray Foam insulation. Some homeowners have reported savings of 50% or more compared to conventional insulation systems such as fiberglass.

Case study #1
Sacramento,
California
2400 sq ft
homes
Traditional Insulation
Annual Energy Costs
$2,716
Closed Cell Polyurethane
Annual Energy
Costs
$1413
Annual
Savings
$1,422
or
48%
       
Case study #2
Roanoke,
Virginia
2240 sq ft
ranches
Traditional Insulation
Annual Energy Costs
$1,538
Closed Cell Polyurethane
Annual Energy
Costs
$642
Annual
Savings
$896
or
58%

Spray Foam Insulation Provides High R Values

Polyurethane Spray Foam has one of the highest R values per inch of any insulation, significantly higher than even fiberglass or cellulose.

Spray Foam Insulation Adds Integral Strength

The home you build will be stronger, tighter and feel more solid in strong winds. Polyurethane spray foam insulation bonds to framing and exterior sheathing and helps to glue the structure together. A study by the NAHB demonstrated that the addition of closed cell sprayed foam insulation added a 45% increase in racking loads over conventional woodframe/fiberglass construction.

Spray Foam Insulation Satisfies Homeowners
Local home builders and home owners in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the greater metro area are concerned about toxic mold and the negative impact it can have on their business or home. The US Environmental Protection Agency states that "You can prevent damage to buildings and building contents, save energy and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth." Polyurethane sprayed foam insulation "reduces moisture condensation within the building walls and roof." In addition, it showed no fungal growth when tested under the ASTM G21 test for Fungus Resistance.

Good building practices requires adequate mechanical ventilation. A good ventilation package combined with a Polyurethane sprayed foam insulation package can lead to a healthier home environment.