Foam Injection Insulation in Utah

The solution for insulating walls of an existing home!

Insulate Older Exterior Walls

Did you know that most homes built before 1975 do not have insulation in the walls? Energy costs back then were so affordable that the additional expense for wall insulation seemed like a waste. Times have changed! With rising energy costs, home and building owners are desperate to find an affordable solution. GreenHome has that solution with foam injection.

How Do We Do Foam Injection Insulation?

Our technicians will drill a small hole in the interior or exterior wall and fill the cavity with a non-expanding foam that enters the wall with the consistency of shaving cream. When the foam hardens, it creates a seal that prevents any air from entering or leaving the wall. In addition to creating and air seal, our injection foam has an amazing R-value of 4.1 per inch! The energy savings and added comfort are noticeable immediately.
As an added bonus, green spray foam insulation injection reduces up to 80% of outside noise! If you live in a home without insulation in the walls, or walls that are under insulated, call GreenHome today!

Polyurethane Foam Spray

Polyurethane Foam is an expanding spray foam insulation that acts as an efficient air seal in a home or commercial building. Polyurethane Foam provides two to three times the R-value of other insulations, and doesn?t lose its R-value over time, making it perfect in situations where there is little space or a need for major insulation. The foam comes in both open cell and closed cell forms. Closed cell foam has a higher R-value and open cell foam is more flexible. Polyurethane Foam acts as a sound barrier as well, blocking out extraneous noise from your house or building. The foam is commonly used in home remodels, or in buildings with steel walls, and can be easily applied to about any cavity due to its liquid nature when it is initially sprayed, and then expands to fill the cavity. It is lightweight, will not cause ceilings to sag, and provides air-tight insulation. It is also water vapor permeable and flame retardant. At inexpensive rates with rebates available, it is a cost effective way to insulate.

Density of Injected Foam Insulation

Polyurethane foam in open cell form is less dense than its closed cell counterpart. Open cell polyurethane foam has tiny holes throughout the material, trapping air similar to a sponge. Because of these openings, the density is around half a pound per cubic foot to three quarters a pound per square foot. It is much more flexible, feeling similar to packaging material. Closed cell foam has small bubbles of gas trapped inside, instead of holes. It is much denser, being around 2 pounds per cubic foot, and is much stiffer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is foam injection insulation as good as roll-in batts?

Layton and Provo homeowners may wonder if typical roll-in insulation does a better job than foam injection insulation services. But in fact, foam injection insulation is actually a better insulator than batting. It has a higher R-value and it doesn’t settle over time the way batts can. Thus, is you are wondering if getting foam injection insulation services at your home is really worth it, remember that it can significantly save on energy costs going forward.

Is foam injection insulation more expensive than fiberglass batting?

Yes, foam injection insulation costs more than fiberglass batting, and that is why new construction homes often still use fiberglass. It is quick and easy to install during the building process. However, since adding batting to an existing home isn’t an option, foam injection insulation is the material of choice. Remember that it offers superior protection, saving you more on energy costs over time.

Can I get foam injection insulation in my walls and attic?

Typically, our foam injection insulation company uses this method only in walls. Foam injection insulation dries hard and dense, and putting it in the attic creates a barrier so tight that it might prevent moisture from escaping, promoting wood rot. When we provide attic insulation services, we typically use fiberglass batts, spray foam insulation or blown-in insulation made of cellulose.

What are the disadvantages of foam injection insulation?

Any disadvantages of foam injection insulation are mostly due to installation errors. That is why our foam injection insulation company discourages homeowners from DIYing this insulation method. It is important that each cavity in the wall be filled thoroughly for the foam injection insulation to work to its full potential. Additionally, it’s critical to be careful around electric outlets and other areas where insulation could damage your home systems. Some foam injection insulation shrinks over time, affecting its R-value. However, the type of foam injection insulation our company uses does not shrink and provides solid, efficient protection for many years.

Does foam injection insulation keep out critters?

Foam injection insulation is made of a type of plastic, which is not impermeable to critters, but it is inhospitable. Mice and rats, for instance, enjoy burrowing into fiberglass batting, but foam injection insulation offers no such benefits to them. Additionally, since foam injection fills all the space in a wall, there are no air holes or spaces to allow in bugs and other critters. While it is technically possible for critters to chew through foam injection insulation, they generally will not take the trouble to do so.

Is foam injection insulation eco-friendly?

At GreenHome Specialties, we use eco-friendly foam injection insulation that is free of dangerous chemicals. Additionally, installation matters when it comes to toxicity of foam injection insulation. Therefore, you should only use an experienced foam injection insulation company; do not attempt to install your own foam injection insulation.
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