Spray Foam Insulation for New Home Construction Projects
Polyurethane spray foam is a versatile product made to mold into any space to form an excellent overall air barrier for residential construction. Benefits include a high R-value, noise reduction, increased structural integrity and resistance to pollutants, allergens and pests. Prime Energy Group Charlotte offers two trusted spray foam products: Icynene and BASF Comfort Foam. It does not shrink, sag or settle, is appropriate for most construction materials and can offer substantial energy savings.
Spray Foam Insulation in the Carolinas
Spray Foam Benefits for New Construction Builds:
- Excellent thermal and acoustical performance
- Forms to fit any space
- Creates an overall air barrier that keeps pollutants, allergens and pests out
- Adds structural integrity
- Offers superior comfort, efficiency and energy savings
The leading soft foam insulation and air barrier material, Icynene is a prime choice when it comes to your building envelope. It is a 100% water-blown foam insulation ideal for newly constructed walls, attics, ceilings and floors.
BASF Comfort Foam
A versatile and effective form of insulation, BASF Comfort Foam has seamless sealing qualities that eliminate air infiltration problems. Comfort Foam meets building code requirements and is environmentally sound.
New Construction Spray Foam Installation in the Carolinas
Spray foam insulation should be installed by a trained professional — someone who has been trained in the correct installation safety precautions and possesses the required equipment to mix and apply the product. Our team has the knowledge, experience and resources that few companies can match.
To learn more or schedule an appointment for your spray foam installation, give us a call at (980) 339-3293 or contact us online. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation for Charlotte Homes
Spray foam insulation creates an airtight seal that protects your home or business. It outperforms other insulation products because it fills every nook, cranny, gap and hole as it expands. This creates a reliable barrier that delivers year-round comfort and energy savings. Open-cell and closed-cell spray foam is highly versatile and can be applied to attics, walls and crawl spaces. Once applied, it will provide dependable protection for 80 years or more.
Frequently Asked Questions
At what stage of construction is spray foam insulation applied?
When applying new residential spray foam, the material is applied simultaneously as other insulating materials. Spray foam can be installed without any problem once the plumbing, wiring and ducts are in place.
How long does spray foam insulation emit gas?
Once installed, most new residential spray foam insulation products will off-gas for approximately 72 hours. During this period, the structure should be well-ventilated to prevent the buildup of gas within the building.
Can spray foam be used in crawl spaces?
Closed-cell spray foam insulation can be used in crawl spaces. It is resistant to water and won’t degrade if the basement should flood.
Will spray foam provide sound insulation?
Both closed- and open-cell spray foam insulation will provide significant sound barriers that will block out the noise of traffic, lawn mowing and other outdoor activities.
How is spray foam applied to attic spaces?
When we conduct a new residential spray foam insulation installation or apply it to an existing structure, we can apply it to the roof rafters or between the floor joists in the attic. This depends on your preferences and needs for the space.
Is spray foam insulation worth the cost?
Spray foam is more expensive than batt or blown insulation. However, over time it delivers significantly higher energy savings and superior comfort.
What is the R-value of 2 inches of spray foam?
Open-cell insulation has an approximate R-value of 3.5 per inch, while closed-cell has an R-value of approximately 6.5 per inch.
Can mold grow on spray foam?
Spray foam insulation does not attract mold, nor does it rot or deteriorate over time. It is highly effective at preventing mold growth within attics, walls and crawl spaces.
Do I need to install a vapor barrier with spray foam?
It isn’t necessary to install a vapor barrier with closed-cell foam insulation. However, open-cell spray foam, such as Icynene®, may require it.
Why Choose Spray Foam Insulation in North Carolina?
North Carolina’s climate means that homes and businesses are subject to hot and humid summers and chilly, icy winters. Spray foam insulation protects your comfort regardless of what the weather is like outside. While the initial application costs more than batt or blown insulation, the long-term savings make it a far more cost-effective insulation option. Moreover, spray foam insulation won’t degrade over time, which means it requires less maintenance and won’t impact the indoor air quality of your home or business.
At Prime Energy Group, our technicians have decades of experience installing spray foam insulation in North Carolina. Our highly skilled technicians pay close attention to every detail. Our thorough installation services, coupled with the benefits of spray foam insulation, make it one of our most popular products for homeowners and businesses throughout the region.
We encourage you to contact Prime Energy Group at (980) 339-3293 for more information about open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation. We are happy to answer your questions and tell you more about the residential and commercial insulation services we offer to clients in Charlotte and surrounding communities.