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New Generation Spray Foam Insulation

 

Insulation Contractor is the unsung hero behind comfortable homes and low energy bills in Central Wisconsin. Its multi-tasking properties make it an essential home weatherization tool – sealing air leaks, acting as an effective moisture barrier, and providing excellent R-Value all at the same time. In the long run, homeowners can save thousands of dollars on heating and cooling costs and avoid expensive water damage repairs, mold remediation, and pest control.

Meet the Future of Insulation: New Generation Spray Foam Unleashed

The reason spray foam is so effective at insulating and air-sealing is that it has very low thermal conductivity, meaning heat is less likely to transfer through it. This makes it a good choice for new construction projects, especially during the rough-in stage, where it can be sprayed into walls and voids. It also provides a strong air barrier in existing homes and can be used to seal the areas around light fixtures, electrical outlets, and where walls meet windows and doors.

When sprayed into a wall cavity, spray foam expands and fills the nooks and crannies of drywall or wood framing, creating a tight fit that prevents cold or hot air from infiltrating the house. It is an excellent alternative to traditional fiberglass or cellulose insulation, and can be applied in attics and crawl spaces as well as on metal or rim joists.

Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam such as the one Demilec uses is free of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. HFCs have a global warming potential (GWP) 1,000 times greater than carbon dioxide, which is why like-minded builders and designers are choosing to stay away from it.

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