Rest assured knowing that all your insulation problems will be taken care of by the experienced technicians at Armor Spray Foam. We use the latest insulating materials and modern techniques for our work. Our business is fully licensed, bonded, and insured.
Here are some frequently asked questions related to our insulation services:
1.) Does spray foam insulation have building code approvals?
A:) Yes. Spray foam insulation is approved by the residential and commercial building codes.
2.) What's the difference between vented and unvented attics?
A:) Attics that don't have vents use air-impermeable insulation on the underside of the roof deck as a barrier to prevent condensation of moisture. Vented attics allow hot and/or moist air to escape to the exterior by air flow.
3.) How does spray foam insulation save money when compared to fiberglass or cellulose?
A:) While the initial cost of installing SPF maybe higher than other traditional insulation, you can save more money monthly to make up for this difference. SPF can reduce heating and cooling costs (compared to traditional insulation) by up to 50%. SPF can also save money by way of a reduction in the requiring sizing of the HVAC unit.
4.) Will spray foam insulation 'settle' or fall from the walls or ceiling over time?
A:) Spray foam insulation adheres to the substrate and doesn't fall out of the walls or ceilings.
5.) Is spray foam considered an air barrier?
A:) Yes. Spray foam will stop air infiltration in commercial/residential buildings. This will also keep out moist/humid air and dust/pollen. Fiberglass and loose cellulose will not stop air infiltration allowing dust, pollen and moisture into a home/building.
6.) Does spray foam insulation aid in the growth of mold?
A:) Spray foam insulation offers no food value; therefore it does not support bacteria or fungal growth. It also does not retain water, making it an unappealing environment for fungal spores.
7.) How does spray foam insulation control moisture movement and condensation?
A:) Moisture damage within a building envelope is mainly the result of warm moist inside air being exchanged with the cold, dry outside air with your walls. As moisture in the air condenses, it forms dew within the insulation. Because spray foam insulation is air sealing, this moisture movement and condensation do not occur.
8.) What is the flame spread and smoke development of spray foam insulation?
A:) Spray foam has a flame spread of <25 and smoke development of <450. With these results, spray foam is a Class 1 rated material. This is the highest rating an insulation product can receive for residential and commercial applications.