Frequently Asked Questions
Spray foam is sprayed onto any open surface and studded wall (including metal). A trained Spray Foam installer is required. As with any open surface, Spray Foam can be sprayed on once electrical and plumbing services are in place. In seconds, Spray Foam expands to 100 times its initial liquid volume permanently adhering to the surfaces of the surrounding building materials and sealing all gaps.
Spray foam takes less than one minute to cure. The foam is created in seconds after spraying. You can watch it expand within seconds to 100 times its original volume. It can be covered with sheetrock boards within a few minutes.
R-value is derived from a controlled laboratory test of an insulation's resistance to conductive heat flow. Spray Foam’'s R-value is 3.7/inch R-Tite 50 , 4.3/inch R-Tite 100, and 6.75/inch Corbond, however its actual performance (in an uncontrolled, non-laboratory environment) is much better than that due to the air-sealing nature of the product vs. the non-air sealing qualities of traditionally installed materials such as fiberglass batts.
No. It is hydrophobic. If a small piece were to be placed in a bucket of water it would float and upon removal it would dry rapidly and loose none of its insulating properties.
No. Spray Foam is a breathing foam, and any moisture in the building's concrete or lumber can escape through the insulation as the building dries out, thus eliminating any risk of mildew or mold.
No, Spray Foam is inert. Its physical and insulating properties are constant as is its air seal.
Yes. The product is environmentally safe.
Spray Foam will not sustain flame upon removal of the flame source. However, like fiberglass, it will be consumed by flame, and gypsum board or other acceptable thermal barriers are required by applicable building codes.
No. Spray Foam is safe for both you and the environment. It is soy based, water-based, and does not produce formaldehyde, CFCs or HCFCs.
No. Spray Foam does not retain water; therefore it does not support bacteria or fungal growth.