Why Choose Carmel Spray Foam Pros?
Having the right insulation for your home or business can make your utility bills lower, stop drafts, and make the occupants more comfortable - all year round! Carmel Spray Foam Pros can help by installing high-quality insulation that will make a noticeable difference in your comfort and your energy bills.
Spray foam is the best performer of all the types of insulation and we recommend it whenever the location meets the criteria to use it. We have a trained and experienced crew that will get the job done right. Call us today for a free quote! (463) 223-2922.
The advantages of spray foam:
Your home is your castle, right? No one wants an old drafty castle with cold coming from the walls and floor. Applying spray foam insulation for your new home build or existing home renovation can restore your castle to the awesome, comfortable place it should be.
Although spray foam is more of an investment than other types of insulation, your return on investment is seen over the years as your home will remain energy efficient, free of drafts and moisture, and will have lower utility bills.
Learn more about our residential spray foam installation process.
Commercial Spray Foam
If you are a building owner or property manager, your investment return can be negatively impacted if your energy costs are too high due to poor insulation. If you've recently acquired a new property or are in the due diligence phase and discover that you need an insulation overhaul, consider the benefits of closed-cell spray foam insulation.
We can walk the property with you, inspect all parts of the property, report on the current situation, and provide a free quote so you can budget for this part of the project in your strategic plan.
Learn more about our commercial spray foam installation process.
Our experience with Carmel Spray Foam Pros was very positive and we would recommend them to everyone. They were prompt and professional when conducting the site survey and providing the quote. They continued to exceed expectations when doing the installation and clean-up. Our energy bills show the difference the spray foam insulation made. --B & M Benson
What do the experts say about spray foam insulation?
According to the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, spray foam is a "high-performance insulation material" and is known for the benefits of improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your property. They go on to say that spray foam has been used in all types of properties for decades.
Advantages of spray foam according to the Alliance:
Spray foam for the commercial building industry is promoted in an IndustryToday.com article. The writer says that the last three decades have seen a huge increase in the usage of spray foam for industrial and commercial buildings because of innovation in the product line and the ability of the product to stay up to date with current building codes.
The energy savings is the biggest benefit, as "up to 40% of a building's energy is lost through air infiltration".
The writer then lists many of the same advantages as the list above but also adds noise reduction as a benefit. In the long run, they state the cost is much lower than other types of insulation despite the upfront cost being higher.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
The different types of spray foam have different properties. Those looking to hire a spray foam installer should weigh the pros and cons of each type and determine if their application is appropriate for the type recommended by the contractor.
- Open-cell spray foam - lower R-value and higher permeability. Open-cell foam is composed of thousands of interconnected tiny bubbles. The bubbles hold air and help open-cell insulation to have an R-value of between 3.5 and 4 per inch applied. Similar to closed-cell, when applying open-cell spray foam, it expands to fill nooks and crannies, gaps, and cracks. A big difference though is that it cures to a spongy feel instead of hard like closed-cell spray foam. Because of this spongy nature, open-cell should not be used where dampness may occur such as in bathrooms, basements, and crawl spaces. Although you can use between rafters or studs, the R-value will be limited compared to closed-cell. Even though it's less expensive than closed-cell spray foam for an equal volume to be applied, it requires more to be applied to equal the R-value of closed-cell.
- Closed-cell spray foam forms a vapor barrier, a hard finish, and the best R-value. Contractors applying a closed-cell foam use "two-component" or polyurethane foam. Their application nozzle allows the mixing of the two chemicals which causes the expanding foam reaction that you've seen if you've ever bought your own can of foam for touch-ups around windows or door frames. With an R-value of up to 7, closed-cell foam is great for insulation for your home or business. It also provides a great moisture barrier, reduces the ability of air to penetrate, and keeps pests out. To top it off, it also acts as a sound barrier and can add structural strength because of it's high-density nature.