Spray Foam Insulation, also known as Spray Polyurethane Foam or SPF, is applied as a liquid and then expands as a foam. SPF can be either open or closed cell in structure, depending on the density desired. The density will depend on the specific project and on the intended purpose and/or goal. Special equipment is needed to apply the SPF as well as many months of technical training.
SPF is considered to be one of the best building materials due to its adaptability. SPF uses are endless, including bear caves and giant foam pumpkins to root vegetable cellars and farmers’ grain dryers. Some of the things you can use SPF for include:
- Residential and commercial insulation in walls, attics, ceilings, basements, crawl spaces, well lines, and garages
- Air barriers – Extremely important piece of the energy efficiency puzzle
- Roofing – provides a long life roof system as well as insulation
- Increase structural integrity of buildings
- Sound control
- Industrial pipes, tanks, coolers, freezers
- Floatation uses, including docks, barges, boats etc.
- Commercial/Industrial buildings, pole barns, metal buildings
And the list goes on…
SPF provides excellent solutions to many construction challenges due to its remarkable versatility.