Injection Foam Insulation
Retrofitting a home can be much trickier than installing insulation in a new construction. In many cases, it requires tearing out drywall and removing old insulation materials, which can be both time consuming and costly. With injection foam insulation, there is no need to open up your existing walls in order to install the new insulation product. Injection foam insulation installations are minimally invasive and highly convenient. It is the perfect option for homeowners who want to upgrade to foam insulation without causing damage to existing walls. Like spray foam insulation, injection foam has excellent insulative properties and provides an exceptional barrier against moisture and air leaks. It completely fills up the cavity of an existing wall, making its ways into the small crevices, cracks, and gaps that allow for air loss to take place. This creates a fully airtight seal to keep your home optimally insulated and energy efficient. At Seattle Spray Foam Pros, we can assist customers with residential and commercial injection foam insulation installations to ensure the job is done correctly for best results. Our extensive experience working with spray foam and injection foam insulation products has equipped us with the expertise and skill to deliver our customers the highest quality workmanship. If you are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home, contact us to discuss how we may be of service to you.
Injection Foam versus Spray Foam
There is often some confusion about the differences between injection foam and spray foam insulation. The two products are more similar than they are dissimilar, however, there are still some key differences that homeowners should be aware of when selecting an insulation product for their home. While spray foam insulation is typically used to insulate new homes or open walls, injection foam can be used to fill the cavity of an existing wall without removing any interior drywall. As such, it is often the option that homeowners choose when retrofitting existing exterior walls. The product is applied to the inside of the walls through a small opening on the outside of the house. A contractor will likely need to remove a small section of siding or drill a small hole into the mortar of a brick wall in order to inject the foam into the cavity of the wall. Once the job is done, the hole will be plugged or covered with fresh mortar, and any siding will be put back into place. This means that there is very little disruption to your property and minimal inconveniences to you. Most of the time, injection foam installations can be done with a couple of days.
Benefits of Injection Foam
Injection foam insulation provides many of the same benefits as spray foam. Although it has a slightly lower R-value than closed-cell spray foam, it makes for an outstanding air and vapor barrier. Because air leakage is one of the main causes of energy inefficiency, upgrading to injection foam insulation will nevertheless help to reduce your energy consumption.