Spray Foam Insulation

We install open & closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation

Spray Foam Insulation

Employing only proven, code-required techniques, DE customizes spray polyurethane foam insulation packages for residential and commercial applications across the Gulf South.

Spray polyurethane foam insulation is the only true air barrier on the market, outperforming every other traditional insulation product available. However, it performs well below expectations if an incorrect spray foam product is used or if the spray foam is improperly installed. This is why Diversified Energy is willing to take the time to understand the science of your specific structure, and we always adhere to industry best-practice recommendations.

What Is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam is a chemical product created by two materials, isocyanate and polyol resin, which react when mixed with each other and expand up to 30-60 times its liquid volume after it is sprayed in place.

Spray foam insulation or spray polyurethane foam [SPF] is an alternative to traditional building insulation such as fiberglass. A two-component mixture composed of isocyanate and polyol resin comes together at the tip of a gun, and forms an expanding foam that is sprayed onto roof tiles, concrete slabs, into wall cavities, or through holes drilled in into a cavity of a finished wall.

“Spray foam” is also an informal term used to refer to various plastic foam materials that are used in building construction to provide thermal insulation and minimize air infiltration.

Types of Spray Foam

Spray polyurethane foam [SPF] insulation can be categorized into two different types: light-density open-cell spray foam insulation and medium-density closed-cell spray foam insulation. Both types of SPF are thermoset cellular plastics comprising millions of small cells.

R-Value of Spray Foam

Open cell spray foam has an R-Value of 3.7 per installed inch. This is similar to fiberglass or cellulose insulation, but open cell foam also offer air sealing qualities that fiberglass and cellulose insulation do not.

Close cell spray foam has an R-Value of 6.5 per installed inch. This is basically double the R-Value of open cell foam, cellulose and fiberglass insulation. Plus, closed cell foam is a 100% vapor barrier, making it one of the most effective insulation products available at any price.

Where Can Spray Foam Insulation Be Installed?

Spray polyurethane foam can be installed anywhere that you would normally install fiberglass or cellulose insulation [walls & attics]. Closed cell foam is the only product we will install under a raised house, as it is water tight after installation, and  won’t absorbe moisture like fiberglass or cellulose insulation in the event of flooding.

Open cell foam insulation and closed cell foam insulation can be used in combination to maximize your performance and budget. They can also be used in combination with fiberglass and cellulose insulation.

For example: We have clients that have installed two – three inches of closed cell foam in their attic, then covered that with six or more inches of blown cellulose or fiberglass to raise their overall R-Value to meet or exceed code requirements. This way, they get all of the air sealing qualities and high performance of closed cell foam, while saving some money on the overall by coupling it with fiberglass or cellulose insulation.

The options are almost endless in how we can help you achieve your insulation goals, and how and where we install our insulation products.

How Much Does Spray Foam Cost?

The cost of spray foam insulation is higher than other insulation products like fiberglass or cellulose, but the advanced performance and air sealing qualities can’t be equalled. It will cost more up front, but the payback through significantly lower cooling and heating bills and reductions in the size of HVAC equipment necessary will bring payback that the others can’t.

The main determining factors of the cost of having high performance spray polyurethan foam insulation installed in your home or business are: Do you want open cell foam insulation, or closed cell foam insulation? How many square feet of space will need to be insulated? How many inches of foam need to be installed? And, where will the foam be installed [floor, attic, walls]?

For answers to all of your questions about spray foam insulation, and for a free consultation and quote, contact us today!

Don’t Be Fooled By 99 Cent Spray Foam Scams

There are spray foam companies that will advertise $0.99 per square foot prices for spray foam insulation. The reality is that nobody can properly install spray foam insulation for that price and stay in business. These contractors will often short their customers on the average depth of the foam installed, and cut corners to get through the job quickly, often leaving a potential disaster in their wake.

Diversified Energy spends a great deal of time and effort working with good folks that have fallen victim to these unscrupulous insulation contractors. We are constantly called in to fix by homeowners and builders that thought they were “getting a deal” on their spray foam, when actually the problems left behind and the cost to fix it far exceed what it would have cost to do it right the first time.

If you want the best possible spray foam installation, by the most experienced spray foam company in the region, then you only need to make one call to Diversified Energy. We will quote you a fair price, on the highest quality spray foam and professional installation, and do it right the first time.

Call us today for a free consultation and quote on your spray foam insulation project. Residential or commercial, we are the only company you need.

Spray Foam Insulation

Our experienced teams always propose the correct open cell foam or closed cell foam product for each application and specify the details that deliver the energy efficiency and comfort our clients demand. DE crews work to completely fill and insulate walls, floors, and attic voids, forming a seamless obstruction that significantly reduces the flow of heat and virtually eliminates home air and moisture infiltration. It’s this intrusion of outside air that carries extreme temperatures, moisture, and pollutants into your home that causes high utility bills, structural damage, and health problems.

DE pros are Building Performance Institute trained and certified, and we strictly adhere to air infiltration reduction and insulation methods developed for our hot and humid climate by Building Science Corporation, Florida Solar Energy Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratories, LSU Ag Center, Lawrence Berkley Laboratories, South Face Institute, and EEBA.

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