Why Buffalo Spray Foam?
Up to 30% of your home’s energy is lost through the walls, floors and roof because of air leaking out through cracks and gaps. If you’d like to keep some of that money in your pocket.
Here at Buffalo Spray Foam we can perform a free, no-obligation inspection of your home to identify the areas that need help. Then we can install our spray foam insulation to cover all gaps and voids in the wall cavity expanding to create a uniform seal and an air barrier to block air flow, reducing outside pollutants, allergens, reduce energy loss and lower your energy bills.
We maintain a clean work space, and leave your home as if we weren’t even there. We will take you through a complete before-and-after explanation for your peace of mind.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is better than any other type of insulation at reducing air leakage. With foamed-in-place insulation, it is relatively easy to fill wall and ceiling cavities completely. Closed-cell spray foam provides a higher R-value per inch (6.5) than less expensive insulation types like cellulose and fiberglass (3.5 to 3.7).
BENEFITS OF SPRAY FOAM
Completely fill and seal every crack – polyurethane spray foam’s expansion properties allow it to expand up to 100 times its original size to completely fill every crack in walls, ceilings and crawlspaces for total insulation and air sealing.
Spray foam stays in place – spray foam insulation does not settle or sag over time ensuring total continual performance. As such, you can expect a long life of consistent service from it.
Reduce allergens in your home – spray foam’s air sealing qualities help reduce the amount of dust, allergens and pollutants entering your home. It even prevents mold or bacteria growth, thanks to its water resistance.
Reduce energy loss and waste – spray foam will reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 50%. As a historically effective insulator, it could potentially make a big difference in energy expenditure.
Won’t attract insects or rodents – polyurethane spray foam does will not provide a source of food for rodents, termites, etc. the material also doesn’t make good nests.
OPEN CELL FOAM
CLOSED CELL FOAM
Open-cell foams are permeable to moisture and impermeable to air.
R-value per inch: about 3.6
Open-cell foam has a lower R-value per inch, so a thicker layer is required. If the framing members are deep enough to accommodate your required R-value, open-cell foam may end up costing less.
Closed-cell foams stop air and moisture
R-value per inch: about 6.5
Closed-cell foam provides a much higher R-value per inch than open-cell foam. Because of its density and glue-like tenacity, it also adds structural strength to a wall, ceiling, or roof assembly.