Since its creation over three decades ago, Spray Foam Insulation – or in technical terms, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) – has earned its current reputation as an effective insulator that retains warmth and stops air leakage.
Since its first use in the military, spray foam has increasingly grown in popularity across residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors; and is now used to insulate roofs, walls, loft, floors, and much more.
From its energy-saving benefits to its efficient ability to protect properties against moisture, heat loss and sound, more and more homeowners and businesses are opting for spray foam to insulate their properties.
But why is spray foam still such a popular method of insulation?
There are many different spray foam products available, offering a number of benefits. At SWI, we use Icynene spray foam, which was first created in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. It aimed to be an innovative breathable insulation product, which could be easily transported and installed on-site.
From its success in the UK, it has since gained traction in North America, before rolling out to various countries worldwide.
The research and development that has gone into spray foam has attracted much attention nationally and internationally, in which the two-part formula has resulted in a safe, stable and high-quality insulation option for homes, offices and buildings.
The air barrier that spray foam provides not only keeps in the warmth, but it also acts as a sound barrier, creating a soundproofing element.
Its two spray foams – open cell and closed cell – are respectively efficient, achieving exceptional R-values, made from breathable materials and can adapt to seasonal changes in the buildings.
Much focus has also centred on spray foam’s energy efficiency, helping home- and business owners to cut their bills and reduce costs.
With over 30 years’ of development, the growth and popularity of spray foam insulation looks set to continue, delivering high-quality performance for its heat retention, soundproofing and sustainable qualities.
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