If your walls could talk, they’d probably tell you that they’re silently skimming money off of you due to the high level of cooling and heating inefficiency due to your walls being improperly insulated. When a home’s insulation is done improperly, a home will feel chilly in the winter and too warm in the summer, adjusting your heat or A/C will just send your utility bills skyrocketing. By correcting the issues and making your home properly insulated, won’t only increase the comfort level of your home, but will help you save all year round with lower utility bills. Not only that, you’ll be making your home more green with one of the safest, eco-friendly insulation available on the market today.
What Is Injection Foam?
Injection foam insulation is a hybrid foam belonging to one of the oldest groups of synthetic thermosetting compounds; phenolics. These compounds were first synthesized in 1907 as Bakelite.
Today, phenolics are well known for their durability, fire resistance, and structural soundness. Phenolic materials are used extensively in electronics, autos, manufacturing parts, fireproofing, waterproofing adhesives, tools, jewelry, along with many more residential and commercial uses. Additionally, when used as a foam insulation, phenolics are one of the safest, greenest, and most efficient forms of thermal and acoustic insulation.
Adding insulation to your home is one of the easiest and smartest green investment decisions you can make with your home. Using injection foam insulation will lower your energy bills by lowering your heating/cooling systems energy consumption needs. 50-70% of the energy used in homes is used by the heating/cooling systems. Additionally, most energy waste is found to be from inefficient insulation and air leakage caused by the insulation. Also, injection foam insulation will also help to lower your home’s carbon footprint due to its high efficiency as a home insulation. Finally, injection foam insulation is biodegradable, which helps to reduce landfill waste. It also contains zero CFC’s and has no outgassing concerns. When choosing this style of insulation, you’re not only making a commitment to make your home more efficient, you’re also helping by making a commitment to the environment, by helping reduce energy usage and reducing landfill waste along with making a healthy living space for you and your family.
- What is injected foam insulation?
Injected foam insulation is a type of wall insulation that is from the same family as thermosetting plastics such as some fire-proof coatings and pool cues. It’s safe, non-toxic, and environmentally focused.
- Will this insulation damage my walls?
No, our technicians are certified in the injection foam process. Additionally, injection foam insulation expands fully upon leaving the installation equipment and there is no further expansion, so there is no risk of blowing out walls due to foam expansion.
- I have fiberglass insulation currently. Isn’t that enough?
A big part of what keeps your HVAC system running overtime in the summer and winter is heat and air transfer through your walls. Even though your existing fiberglass insulation meets minimum R-value standard, it typically has a very poor heat and air transfer rate. You can significantly reduce energy bills with a solid content insulation such as injection foam.
- Will the injection foam leak out of an existing hole in my wall?
No, injection foam becomes a solid within seconds of installation and becomes a fundamental part of your wall system.