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Spray Foam Insulation in El Paso
- Learn more about the best home insulation method here!
- We use the highly-reviewed Johns Manville line of spray foam.
- 915 Siteworks is a local company focused on improving El Paso Homes.
- This versatile material is excellent for hard to reach places such as in the attic.
- For basement insulation, spray foam is the most effective.
- Trust only knowledgeable technicians with the installation.
- We start with a free estimate then make the rest of the process easy!
- We work with the best supplier in the nation.
- This type of insulation is effective for walls and hard to reach places.
- We use only quality and premium materials.
- This type of insulation is perfect for residential properties.
- Commercial properties will greatly benefit from the energy savings too.
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So What is the Deal with Spray Foam Insulation?
If you are a home builder or homeowner, you’ve likely heard the term “spray foam insulation,” as this particular insulation method is rapidly becoming the most popular in North America.
Spray Foam Insulation—also known as Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)— is a widely-used and highly-effective insulation used in residential and commercial buildings. It’s highly versatile, occupies crawl spaces, keeps moisture out, and is perfect for attic insulation or for basement insulation.
There are several reasons why this is quickly becoming the preferred choice for builders across the nation. The main reason is its capacity for high energy efficiency. Because of its airtight properties, spray foam insulation is the most efficient in maintaining temperature by keeping in the cold air in the summer and the warm air in the winter.
What does this mean for your home or building? Pure and simple, it means that as a home builder you get to guarantee homeowners they are getting quality insulation that will not only better protect their home but it will save them hundreds of dollars in energy costs.
A Brief History of Spray Foam Insulation
You may be wondering why all of a sudden spray foam insulation is all the rage in modern homes. The truth is that the rising costs of energy and environmentally conscious consumers and homeowners have created a demand for a way to reduce the use of energy throughout the home. The early versions of spray foam insulation, as we know it today, was developed by an industrial chemist in Germany named Otto Bayer. The technology was brought to the U.S. through a company named Eynon, which was highly involved in the war effort of the time.
At this time, polyurethane was used for military purposes as high-gloss airplane finishes and corrosion resistant coatings to protect metals but eventually made its way to the civilian market. Its early renditions, however, needed some tweaking and took some time to develop to the easy application process we have today. Eventually, with technological advancements in the equipment and in the facility to mix the ingredients, the insulation became high-quality home insulation.
How it Works To Save You Money
Spray foam insulation is a polyurethane foam that is a heat-activated polymer sprayed onto a surface which then expands and hardens, creating an air-tight material that is resistant against air leakages of any kind.
The R-value refers to the measure of long-term thermal resistance, which refers to a material’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher this number, the higher the thermal resistance. Whether you are using closed-cell or open-cell can also make a difference in this number. Our supplier carries both open and closed-cell insulation, which provides superior thermal resistance. They both also cover gaps and voids, work in hard to insulate areas, and can outperform any other traditional insulation.
Part of its charm is its versatility. Because it is a spray, it can fill difficult to reach places, nooks, and crannies, or holes that are inaccessible; when it expands, it ensures there are no air bubbles or holes. Leaving these hard to reach places improperly insulated can compromise the insulation of the entire structure. Polyurethane spray is also synthetic and therefore does not attract rodents or critters since it’s a thermal insulation and an air barrier.
Two Kinds of Spray Foam
There are essentially two types of spray foam insulation: the open-cell insulation and the closed-cell spray insulation. Open-cell insulation tends to have a spongy texture because it is not as dense and means the cells are filled with air. It is the slightly more inexpensive option with a lower R-value. Closed-Cell foam has high-density cells that are closed and filled with a gas that aids in the expansion of the foam to fill spaces around it. This foam is far more rigid and provides more support to certain structures, as it is far less permeable.
Our supplier, Johns Manville carries a complete line of open and closed-cell spray foam insulation that provides superior and unmatched thermal and energy performance.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 40% of energy loss happens when air escapes through air filtration. Letting air escape means more money in heating or cooling of the home. Yet, there is more to spray foam than just perpetual energy savings.
A couple of added benefits include:
- Keeps the room comfortable: The inside of the house or building will remain in more comfortable and consistent temperatures. This is part of the main role a good insulator plays.
- Keeps moisture out: When it expands, spray foam insulation will become airtight and fill every possible corner, which reduces the possibility of moisture or water breaking through.
- Keeps things quiet: Think noise reduction. Due to the fact that polyurethane is airtight once it has expanded, it can guard against outside noises and sound from room to room.
- Keeps things simple: Installation of spray foam insulation is relatively simple and does not require hassle.
Avoid Improperly Installed Insulation
Due to its growing popularity, many contractors begin to cut corners and make mistakes when mixing materials for this particular type of insulation. Improperly installed spray foam insulation can cause the foam to pull away from the surface, can expose people to dangerous lingering odors and cause several health problems. Cutting corners can also create gaps that reduce the effectiveness of the material. Inexperienced installers are also likely to make mistakes in the thickness of the layer.
Why We Are the Best Choice for Home Builders
As a home builder, you have a responsibility to your clients. Part of this responsibility is to build a structure that is sound, durable and provides comfort and safety. Our spray foam insulation elevates the quality of your home to a new level. Not only does it provide energy efficiency for your clients but it protects their home from damage caused by bad insulation.
At 915 Siteworks, we also utilize a well-established and reputable supplier for all of our spray foam materials and install insulation properly and effectively.
We Offer Free Onsite Estimates
All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll come down to the property and provide a free onsite estimate.
About Our Process
Once you approve, we prep the area and begin the installation. We spray meticulously throughout the property where needed. This installation is relatively pain-free for you. It only takes approximately a day or two and voila! Energy efficient insulation all around.
Back Up Protection & Liability
You can rest assured that we use only premium quality materials. Our supplier, Johns Manville has extensive experience in the industry creating top-of-the-line engineered products for commercial and residential construction. Their spray foam utilizes today’s latest technologies that offer seamless air sealing and moisture control, as well as R-value per inch.
Contact 915 Siteworks and Get Airtight Quality
Have questions about spray foam insulation? Need an onsite estimate? Call us at 915-859-3303, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!