Spray Foam Insulation Brazos County, TX
Spray foam insulation in Brazos County, TX is becoming a popular choice among both residential home owners as well as commercial industrialists because it has several advantages over traditional types of insulation. At East Texas Spray Foam Insulation, we specialize in spray foam insulation in Brazos County, TX utilizing only the best products and methods in the department of spray foam insulation.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is a newer, modern type of insulation that is being used in residential as well as commercial applications for the past 30 years. It is essentially a mixture of two compounds, polyol resin and isocyante, which reacts to form spray foam insulation. After it is sprayed, spray foam expands up to 30 to 60 times its total liquid volume. Spray foam is a type of insulation that is sprayed in place with the help of a gun. The two components come together at the tip of the gun.
It is great for using in areas where other types of insulation cannot reach. It has a high R-value and takes the shape of the space that it is sprayed into. Spray foam insulation has a wide application of uses.
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Spray Foam Insulation Off-Gassing and Dust
Spray foam insulation in Brazos County, TX takes between 24 and 72 hours to fully cure. During the installation process, spray foam gives off two toxic and poisonous matters; VOC’s and chemical dust. In order for the off-gassing to cease, the two components, that is polyol resin and isocyante must be mixed properly and under the right conditions. If the components are not properly mixed, and until the chemicals and not cured properly, the compounds in the spray foam will continue to off-gas. During the installation of spray foam insulation, the house or the building should be completely vacant.
The spray foam insulation contractors and their team too need to use specialized work-wear like full face and body coverings, with proper respiratory gear. Their outfit needs to be chemical resistant and they need to take full precautions when working with spray foam insulation in Brazos County, TX. If the basic guidelines are not followed properly, there can be very serious adverse effects. Curing takes time to complete and while curing is taking place; the area needs to be very well ventilated. Once the curing is complete, the spray foam will be non-reactive and inert, thus making it completely safe.
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How Thick Does Spray Foam Insulation Need to be?
The thickness of spray foam insulation in Brazos County, TX is determined by many factors. Insulation is rated by its R-value, which means the ability of a material to resist the flow of heat. Cellulose, mineral wool and fiberglass have apparent R-values; however, the R-value of spray foam insulation depends on whether you are using open-cell spray foam or closed-cell spray foam insulation.
The R-value of open-cell foam insulation is about R-3.5 per inch; however, the R-value can differ based on the product itself. Open-cell spray foam is generally used in places that are hard to reach and in the interiors of pre-existing walls. The R-value of closed-cell spray foam insulation ranged from R-5 and can go as high as R-7. According to industry standards, insulation thickness should be according to:
How to Remove Spray Foam Insulation
Because spray foam insulation is so sticky, it will stick to a lot of other thinks in the vicinity like furniture, your clothing and walls. Some of the equipment that is required for removing spray foam is:
Sometimes this may damage the finish of the substrate and you will have to redo the finish. A rag moistened with acetone can be used to remove spray foam from the skin and clothing too. Always remember that water should never be used to remove spray foam insulation because it has a counter-effect and hardens the insulation instead of softening it.
Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation in Brazos County, TX has several advantages over other types of insulation such as:
If you are looking for a spray foam insulation contractor in Brazos County, TX, feel free to contact us today. We will be happy to assist you with finding the perfect insulation solution for your home or commercial building.