Frequently Asked Questions

How is spray foam installed?

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.

How long does spray foam take to cure?

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.

What is the R-Value of Spray Foam?

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.

Will spray foam absorb water?

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.

Will spray foam trap moisture?

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.

Will spray foam change physically over time?

No, Spray Foam is inert. Its physical and insulating properties are constant as is its air seal.

Is Spray Foam environmentally friendly?

Yes. The product is environmentally safe.

What is the flammability and fire-rating characteristics?

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.

Are there any harmful emissions as a result of fire?

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.

Does spray foam support bacteria or fungal growth?

No. Spray Foam does not retain water; therefore it does not support bacteria or fungal growth.