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SPF (Spray Polyurethane Foam) is the market leader in insulation industry based on many merits. It is the best form of insulation that seals floors and ceiling voids, air seals walls, baseboards, gaps around electric sockets, between windows and door frames to create a robust air barrier system. So the humid stale air stays out and no condensation indoors preventing mold/mildew, premature decaying and wood rotting.

Qualified trained installers apply SPF which is the best effective technique to construct energy savvy homes and buildings. The semi rigid texture of SPF consists of millions of microscopic plastic cells. Certified installers apply the product on site to provide tailor made installation. Any odd sized cavity or crevice can be filled using SPF as it perfectly insulates and seals any leaks.

SPF has many merits apart from efficient insulation including flexibility, better adherence to other materials and low permeability to air. Combine air barrier system and insulation with just SPF. Save labor cost when using SPF to achieve air-tightness as compared to other products.

Air filtration lowers R-value when insulation is not tight enough and fails air sealing capacity. SPF maintains the same R-value when used in production compared to the laboratory results. So protect your home from cold air in freezing winters and hot air in scorching summers. Get best R-value by using SPF.

Cutting down construction time and labor, eliminating air borne movement and retention, lower building envelope issues can be achieved by using SPF. Heating and cooling costs are significantly reduced by about 30-50%. This has been proven by blower door tests which measured under the1.5 ACH50 rating when steel framed homes with just SPF insulation for superior energy efficiency. Cut down cost and size of heating and cooling equipment when using SPF as it is durable over long term and its reliable R-value stands the test of time and weather even under abnormal conditions ranging from 60°F and 180°F.

Yes. SPF adheres very well to almost all surfaces including cement board, wood, steel etc. and for exceptions over-spray could be used for protection on surfaces such as windows and doors.

Yes it is compatible with most materials and maintains stability with solvents found in bituminous materials, binders, wood preservatives and sealers. It is resistant to light commercial and residential construction materials using facers which contain fuel, mineral oil, plasticizers, weak acid and bases.

No. There is no need for extra caution when using SPF compared to other products such as fiberglass and cellulose and do take care to maintain the balance of properly rated size and type of electrical wires to avoid any overheating.

No. SPF is neither acidic nor alkaline and is thus neutral. So there is no chance of any corrosion to metal.

No. Bacterial and fungal growth cannot sustain in SPF insulation. The air sealing quality of SPF prevents air transfer and condensation within wall crevices. So mold and mildew cannot grow as there is no condensation or food value.

Yes to some extent since even if pest or rodents try to chew SPF and gain entry they will not survive due to absence of food value. So it creates a barrier to prevent odor and pest entry.

Yes. SPF soundproofing and absorption surpasses other insulation materials available in the market today. By effecting air seals it cuts out most common mid-range sound frequencies that include noisy neighbors, human voice and stereo music.

No. SPF is made of semi-rigid urethane and water as blowing agent to form open cellular plastic foam.

No. SPF is an eco-friendly product. It contains no toxic or carcinogenic content and meets off gassing requirements for new residential construction.

No. SPF is robust and the chemical reaction used to make it is irreversible and provides stability.

Yes. The flexibility of SPF last a lifetime and stands the test of time by adapting to weather and temperature changes well.

Open-cell SPF has an R-value rated at 3.5-3.8/ inch and closed-cell SPF has R-value at 7/inch.

R-value of SPF does not decline with age compared to CFC or HCFC foams.

R-values are measured based on performance in laboratory environment. Other insulation materials show about 50% less R-value compared to their designated R-value. But that does not happen with SPF insulation as it does perform closely to the laboratory designated R-value and prevents air infiltration by sealing capacity. SPF insulation works best for wood and steel framed structures and expands 120:1 when installed adapting well to other materials and seals voids, gaps and even problem areas such as double studs, non-standard stud locations and steel stud “U” and “C” sections.

The best time to install SPF Insulation is after all other plumbing and wiring inspections are done and windows, roofs and door are installed. Also any electrical or mechanical system behind the drywall should have been installed before SPF insulation as it is often the last stage.

No. We do not allow other workers SPF insulation is being installed on site by our qualified installers certified and trained in safe handling of hazardous chemicals.

No it is not recommended as SPF insulation has to be installed by a certified contractor trained with special proportioning equipment and building science to ensure safe handling of chemicals.

Compared to other traditional systems, SPF insulation is more expensive but there is no comparison when its superior features are considered. SPF effectively seals the structure and prevents any air leakage, moisture retention, stops mold/mildew growth and condensation issues indoors. So actually the cost of SPF is offset by savings due to downsized HVAC units, reduction of material and labor costs and elimination of building wraps. Loose-fill insulation is not a competition to air tight sealing capacity of SPF. Invest in SPF and replace old fiberglass insulation as it will get you more resale value for your home and cut energy costs. Though expensive SPF is for a life time and adds comfort value to your dream home. You can recover the additional costs of SPF in just 3 three years with massive energy cost savings.

Yes. We at Absolute Spray Foam Insulation uses commercial vacuum machine to get rid of dusty, icy and wet insulation.