benefits include prominent R-value addition, energy use reduction, sustainability and enhanced wind uplift resistance. These are just some of the many benefits this solution offers. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the system is only as good as the contractor installing it. With proper installation, spray foam will make your building stronger and more durable.
Most people apply closed-cell spray foam Calgary to the interior side of their roof to improve insulation. What most people donâ€™t understand is that doing this further increases the buildingâ€™s resistance to wind uplift. This happens in severe storms where strong winds can lift off the roof.
In 2007, the University of Florida conducted a study that found that applying closed-cell spray foam under the roof decks will provide up to three times more resistance to uplift from strong winds. Studies done in 1992, 1996 and 2007 also found that applying the spray foam to the wall cavities increases racking strength. This is more resistance to horizontal forces such as high winds.
Still on strengthening your home, closed-cell spray foam will increase resistance to water damage. Because closed-cell spray foam Calgary can be cleaned and dried, it has been classified as an insulation material that can resist flood damage by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The unique properties of spray foam also provide better moisture control. By so doing, the insulation system will prevent the growth of mold and algae.
Make the Roofs More Durable
Whether it is a flat or low-sloped roof, closed-cell spray foam Calgarywill conform and adhere to the surfaces it is sprayed on. When applied to the substrate, the foam is seamless and will serve as its own flashing over the joints. This can eliminate the ability of water to seep through the seams and fasteners. Moreover, spray foam can be applied in an inclined manner to allow water to drain off easily.
After Hurricane Katrina in Pascagoula, the National Institute of Standard and Technology examined buildings that were affected. They found buildings that used spray foam in their roof systems performed exceptionally better than those that did not use spray foam. The spray foam kept the roofs intact and kept moisture from getting in the building. The foam also protected the roofs from debris and hails.
Spray foam Calgary is a remarkable insulating material that not only prevents energy loss but also reinforces your building. All this is achieved because of its unique properties. For starters, during application, the foam expands before solidifying. This helps seal all gaps even in hard to insulate areas. Another remarkable feature is that spray foam is waterproof and creates an airtight seal. These features offer a number of benefits among them inhibiting the growth of mold, soundproofing the house and also preventing pests from crawling in.
There are innumerable benefits associated with spray foam. However, as aforementioned, to enjoy all the benefits, you have to work with an experienced installer. Improper installation will rob you of the benefits.