Traditional insulation vs. polyurethane spray foam in Lancaster, PA:
Polyurethane spray foam insulation also commonly referred to as polyfoam, is the best insulation material available. It is long-lasting and perfect for repelling pests and moisture. Spray foam is extremely durable, you do not need to worry about constant replacements in the future. Our closed-cell foam even is used to aid in structural integrity and is classified as a class 2 vapor retardant, so no airflow can get through it.
What exactly is spray foam?
Polyurethane is a “cellular plastic.” This plastic is created when you mix two different chemical solutions. This creates a quick-forming foam that is capable of fixing concrete, used as insulation, or in aid of structural integrity. Lancaster Spray Foam Insulation in Lancaster offers two forms of spray foam that come in either high or low pressure.
The process of creating the spray foam product isn’t complex. There are generally two separate containers that house chemical mixes. Once a trained technician mixes them, they quickly turn into an open-cell or closed-cell foam. The containers are labeled as “A,” or “B,” and in the USA they will always contain the same ingredients.
Container A contains – Contmethylene diphenyl diisocyanate with polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate.
Container B contains – Polyols, catalysts, flame retardant, and a unique surfactant blend, along with blowing agent(s).
Polyfoam should always be handled by a trained professional. You should NEVER consider a DIY spray foam insulation project. Doing so yourself could be hazardous to your health and the health of your family. The chemicals used to create the foam, before mixing and hardening, can be permanently damaging to the lungs if breathed in. Once the foam is set, there are absolutely no health concerns, but precautions need to be taken into consideration during the foam handling process. You can guarantee that we take the greatest precautionary measures when working with our spray foam insulation.