Spray foam insulation has become quite popular for many reasons and is often used as the primary insulation for a variety of different types of products. Some of these products include, but are not limited to, roof shingles, swimming pools, home gyms and even some types of medical devices. It can be quite expensive to purchase all the insulation needed for each of these products, so using a spray foam insulation kit allows you to save money and get the protection you need without having to invest in an expensive professional insulation job. The kits also make it easy to install the insulation in your own home and if you are interested in building a shed or garage, then these kits are perfect for your project.
Using Spray Foam Insulation for Walls and Roofing
Spray foam is actually a synthetic product made from two main materials, isocyanates and polyols, that react upon being mixed together and expand up to thirty sixty times their volume when they are sprayed in an area. This expansion creates a high thermal resistance value and forms a dense protective layer with absolutely no air penetration. This makes it ideal for wall applications, because it doesn’t allow air to get through to the surface of the foam and therefore it will not allow the growth of mold and mildew. It is currently being used in a wide range of applications and is used in the United States in both residential and commercial applications, most commonly in the roofs of buildings and the walls of commercial buildings.
Spray foam insulation can be installed on just about any type of surface with no gaps or holes, although there may be small areas where moisture can penetrate the actual insulation. It is important to seal these areas and make sure you apply the proper amount of coating depending on the surface you are protecting. If you are applying it to a wood product, such as drywall, make sure you use an adhesive that doesn’t release once it has been applied. The adhesive will provide the necessary hold to ensure the entire surface is protected, and then you can finish the project by adding a vapor barrier between the foam and the wall.