Insulation

Spray Insulation

Spray Insulation is normally used to increase acoustical performance in building structures. American Fireproofing, Inc. personnel are trained to spray both cellulose and fiberglass insulation products of nationally recognized spray insulation manufacturers.

Spray Foam Insulation

At American Fireproofing, Inc. we are qualified and trained by several different urethane foam manufacturers, such as BASF and Icynene.

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a complete insulation, air, and moisture barrier that seals the building against air infiltration while providing the highest R value per inch of any insulation available in the construction industry. The two most common types of spray foam insulation products are Open Cell and Closed Cell. They both have different attributes to solve the needs of builder today.

Major Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:

CLOSED CELL

  • Higher R-value (resistance to heat flow) per inch.
  • Medium-Density spray foam that performs brilliantly in flood-prone areas since it rejects bulk water.
  • This rejection of water absorption and moisture transfer means a less possible chance of mold growth.
  • Dual air barrier and insulation- Used as continuous exterior insulation and air barrier all in one.

OPEN CELL

  • Low-Density spray foam that consistently outperforms traditional insulation types, this spongy foam provides excellent thermal insulation and air sealing.
  • Sound dampening qualities – Used as an excellent sound barrier.
  • Ideal for filling walls, ceilings, and crawlspaces, open-cell foam spray is impermeable to air thereby helping to reduce escaping air but is permeable to moisture to help control moisture movement.


Foam insulation is sprayed by trained technicians as a liquid and then it expands many times its original volume in a matter of seconds. It is this liquid form that expands and seals all penetrations such as electrical outlets and plumbing devices. Air cannot blow thru polyurethane foam such as it can with other materials. And there is no gap between the urethane and the building materials for warm humid air to condense. Cured polyurethane is relatively inert and does not release toxic gases or harmful chemicals making it perfectly safe to use.

Studies show that buildings insulated with spray polyurethane foam are 30 to 50 percent more energy efficient than structures built to minimum code requirements. The average household spends about 6% of its gross annual income on energy, and with the savings in the building energy requirements, there is less negative impact on the environment.