Spray Foam Insulation Specialists and Contractors
Are you considering spray foam insulation ?
Spray foam insulation has revolutionised the design process thus delivering airtightness and installation speed. This combines with the potential to meet strict building requirements, resulting in ultra-low energy buildings, needing minimal electricity for heating or cooling in rooms.
Ifspray is a national contractor for quality spray foam insulation. We will provide consultations, supply, and install our product in residential, commercial and industrial buildings of any size. We provide not only spray foam insulation services by qualified and competent personnel, but also many other applications.
Ifspray can insulate projects of any scale, from houses to containers, offices to warehouses. Established in yearxxx, we have the skills and the expertise to work on unique and complex contracts. You can rely on us for a reliable service, from new-build insulation to soffit insulation. Email or call us today to discuss your requirements for spray foam, or for a free quote.
What Is Spray Foam Insulation ?
Spray foam insulation is a flexible insulation system that can be used as an alternative to fibreglass, cellulose, foam boards, and other materials.
Also known as polyurethane foam insulation, it is poured as a liquid onto a surface where it absorbs air and increases in size and thickness. Hardening into a solid material, it creates a shield that prevents heat leakage, and provides extra structural protection. Spray foam insulation can also be used to insulate roofs, attics, walls and floors.
Understanding the Two Main Types of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation can be divided into two main types.
Light-Density Open-cell Spray Foam
The high yield of light-density spray foams makes it more cost-effective than other options on the market.
Yield is the measure of the expansion potential of foam. It is three to four times greater for light-density spray foam (100:1 vs 30:1) than medium-density spray foam. This high yield makes the product more cost effective by optimising the air barrier advantages of spray foam.
Medium-Density Close Spray Foam Insulation
Medium-density, closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulations have an R-values of 6.7 per inch and 6.6 per inch respectively, which complies with regulatory requirements as the ideal insulating materials for flood areas.
Additionally, closed-cell foam provides an inherent air barrier with low permeability of moisture vapour and excellent water resistance. In building construction, the medium density foam provides unequalled strength for walls. The “closed-cell” description originates from the cell structure of the finished insulation material.
How Does Spray Foam Insulation Work ?
Spray foam insulation (SFI) is a mixture of liquid chemicals (polyurethane and isocyanate) which, when sprayed, expands into a foam which sets in an insulating sheet.
The two materials are concurrently sprayed from the tip of a spray foam gun during the construction process, allowing them to extend and create a protective layer of spray foam insulation over the target area.
Unlike traditional insulation materials, spray foam completely covers the structure, including holes, openings, and crevices. It does not curl, sag or settle over the course of time. While completely insulating the entire surface area, it also serves as an impermeable barrier to air and moisture, even without the need for a separate vapour barrier.
What Are the Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation ?
Are There Potential Problems With Spray Foam Insulation ?
There are several challenges associated with spray foam insulation, though not directly caused by the product itself. These problems include:
Other materials are likely to be cheaper, unless the area being insulated is difficult to access.
Spray foam insulation can be incredibly hard to remove. If something goes wrong with the installation or afterwards, the cost of removing spray foam insulation can be high, since it has stuck to the substrate. To solve this issue, some installers give a removal guarantee.
Not all so-called professional installers are trained to carry out spray foam insulations. So, when improperly fitted, spray foam insulations will break the substrate and pull it out. If this occurs, the thermal output would be greatly affected.
Some mortgage firms do not like spray foam insulation, so before you install it, it’s advisable to inform your mortgage providers first.
If they're okay with it, you still need to consider buyers should you decide to sell your house in the future. You need to consider whether the mortgage service used by a potential buyer will be okay with it.
Poor installation of spray foam insulation can happen if the installer hasn't done the correct calculations to determine how much insulation is needed and if too much or too little foam is applied.
However, the good news is that the problems with spray foam are generally infrequent and easy to overcome with proper planning and implementation.
How Does Spray Foam Insulation Compare With Traditional Insulation ?
|Spray Foam Insulation||Traditional Insulation|
|Certain forms of spray foam require water to flow through it in case there are leaks, allowing you to fix any damage quickly.||Traditional insulation could hold water that could theoretically destroy your house, as well as damage the insulation function. Worse, the retained water can lead to the growth of moulds.|
|Spray foam insulation is fully perfected to ensure that your home follows today’s building standards and lasts for life.||Traditional insulation materials in your state might struggle to meet ever-changing building regulations.|
|Spray foam insulation is a modern material used for more than 25 years.||Fibreglass is an ancient product and cellulose is nothing more than recycled newspaper.|
|Insulation from spray foam is thick and airtight. The substance stretches to cover cavities, gaps, and crevices in the building, ensuring that no air escapes.||fibreglass allows air leakage which results in moisture which is detrimental to fibreglass insulation efficiency. When fibreglass gets wet, mould and mildew start to grow.|
|Spray foam doesn’t lose its R-value over its lifespan.||Fibreglass loses R-value over time.|
|Many spray foams (such as Icynene) do not contain formaldehyde, HFCs, HCFCs, or HFAs, and, once installed, does not release harmful emissions.||Most fibreglass contains formaldehyde and can emit fumes of formaldehyde to your home.|
|Spray foam adds to the integrity of your structure. Closed-cell foam gives the walls and roof of your house up to 250% racking energy.||Traditional insulation adds zero strength to buildings.|
|Spray foam insulation can last for over 80 years.||If the fibreglass remains dry, you can expect it to last for 10–25 years.|
What Brands Offer Spray Foam in the UK ?
Icynene spray foam insulation products are a collection of smooth, durable spray foam insulation products that offer energy savings of up to 50 per cent or higher, relative to alternative home insulation materials.
Also, unlike competitive products, Icynene is the only spray foam solution that can boast of BBA, IAB, and ETA certifications in the industry. When put side by side with any lightweight foam on the market, Icynene has the best vapour resistivity and contains the lowest moisture content.
There is no better home insulating agent that can seal your house off against the infiltration of air and moisture, save on high energy bills, and help protect the health of your family from mould, airborne toxins, and allergens than Lapolla spray foam insulation.
The energy-efficient spray foam insulation from Lapolla offers energy savings of up to 45% for the life of your property when properly installed. Lapolla was the first to market an eco-friendly spray foam wall insulation called FL 2000-4G.
WALLTITE from BASF is a foam insulation system for internal walls, floors and roofs that provides a seamless, airtight solution which is sprayed (unlike traditional insulation materials). Walltite Spray Insulation Foam is the next generation of environmentally friendly polyurethane spray foam.
It is engineered using renewable and recycled materials, contains no ozone depleting elements, and is certified Greenguard.
Walltite is widely used for maintaining structural integrity and reducing the thermal propagation of current cavity walls through internal and external masonry levels where traditional wall connections have corroded.
It is also used in new construction where its superior thermal efficiency and flood-water resistance are significant. It has outstanding resistance to rain and can be installed in any region. BASF Walltite is BBA licensed for cavity walls and roofs.
What Is Icynene ?
Icynene spray foam insulation is an insulating material and an air-barrier material which seals walls, floors and ceiling cavities against air movement, including spaces around electrical outlets and light fixtures and where walls meet windows and doors.
Why Choose Icynene ?
With the variety of choices available for spray foam insulation, you may ask why you should pick Icynene. Besides the advantages of spray foam insulation in general, investing in Icynene requires opting to invest in a premium insulation system which has the following qualities:
- Icynene spray foam insulation is the only quality foam on the market to achieve BBA, ETA, and IAB certifications, unlike other non-conventional insulation materials. Having BBA certification means that any building that uses Icynene complies with the building regulations.
- The Energy Saving Trust has now certified Icynene as a 100% water-blown and environmentally friendly substance that does not contain HCFC or toxic additives which are also harmful to humans.
- Icynene spray foam insulation will help you save up to 50% on the cost of heating and cooling per year.
- Icynene is backed by 30+ years of experience, creativity and industry support, and is respected for efficiency, consistency and reliability by both builders and architects.
- Icynene is protected by a strong warranty which lasts for the lifetime of the house in which it is used.
Icynene Spray Foam Insulation Systems
Icynene Classic Spray Foam Insulation
Since 1986 Icynene Classic has been used in thousands of residential and industrial projects, far more than conventional forms of insulation. In both new builds and old buildings, and in the most uncommon ones, Icynene spray foam insulation can be installed. It adheres to frames of wood and steel, and is effective in any climate.
Icynene Classic Plus O Fire Retardant Spray Foam Insulation
Icynene Classic Plus “O” is an outstanding fire resistance insulation device. It meets the criteria of the building regulations 200 for a class 0 surface as specified in paragraph A12(b) of Approved Document B ‘fire protection’.
Icynene Classic PLUS
Icynene Classic PLUS boasts of lambda 0.034 as its insulating value, which is outstanding by industry standards.
When you combine that with an amazing adhesion and high-performance yield, you get an insulating product that is a cut above the rest in the marketplace as far as the open-cell spray foam class is concerned.
Even better, Icynene Classic PLUS is fully water-blown and enables homeowners and builders to meet building regulations for both residential and commercial properties.
Icynene Pour Fill Insulation
The pour fill version of Icynene is an insulation and air barrier that injects the latest structural technology into an existing structure to increase energy efficiency while preserving the original architectural features.
Icynene completely fills the wall cavity, beginning at the bottom and expanding upward gradually to 60 times its initial volume.
Since Icynene spreads in the direction of least resistance, it does not spread and damage the wall to the outside. The formula for pour filling has a thermal conductivity of 0.034–0.039 W/mK.
Icynene Ultra Seal Select C%losed-cell Foam Insulation
Icynene Ultra Seal Select shows the dedication of Icynene to delivering materials that incorporate the key basic benefits seen in most closed-cell spray foam insulations with creativity to enhance building efficiency and reduce the effects on the environment.
This rigid material is suitable for sites where the space is small and it is perfect for properties where the foam will be left without cover such as factories, manufacturing and commercial buildings, and all farm buildings for condensation control and thermal insulation.
Icynene MD-T-200 Tank Insulation
Icynene MD-T-200 tank insulation is a two-component spray-applied rigid polyurethane foam system specially formulated to meet the Montreal Protocol Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) requirements, and formulated for high service temperatures of up to 121 °C (250 °F) in tanks, pipes and other applications.
ICYNENE MD-T-200 tank foam is environmentally safe, containing raw materials made from recycled PET plastic, organic soya bean oil and no ODP blowing agents.
What Are the Main Building Applications for Spray Foam ?
Spray foam insulation sets very hard. When it's set, it's not compressible, which ensures it can help strengthen the foundation of the property. Spray foam is a perfect way to plug holes and cracks. It has better energy efficiency than other insulation products because of its high R-value and it offers outstanding insulation. Closed-cell spray foam also removes water vapour, thus forming a barrier to moisture. This means it will help avoid issues with moisture and leakage, dissuading moulds from growing.
Spray foam insulation can be added to any surface to prevent draughts and increase the quality of the building, making it suitable for cavity walls. Since the reactive two-component mixture expands once blown, spray foam insulation is the easiest method to apply. Injected closed-cell foam systems not only provide superior cavity insulation but also have adhesive bonding properties, which can improve the structural stability of any treated structure. It also helps bind the inner and outer leaves to give the building strength.
One of the most common applications for expanding foam is windows and doors. When not well-sealed, windows can be a major source of heat and energy leakage, and an obstacle to keeping a home cool in warmer climates. Foam insulation, typically in the form of spray polyurethane foam (SPF), acts to build efficient air barriers around windows by stretching the distance between the window and its frame, or between the frame and the wall, and then solidifying into a vapour-tightened, insulating seal.
Underfloor Spray Foam
There are times when insulating below your floor makes sense. For example, in cold climates, the insulation of the floor above the crawl space is often more energy effective than insulating foundation walls. Under-the-floor insulation is typical in crawl spaces, but is prone to the common challenges mentioned above. A safer solution is to insulate the crawl space with spray foam. Spray foam insulation can be added to the crawl space walls and the crawl space floor can be coated with a special moisture resistant foam insulation.
Suspended Timber Floor
Certain materials are made very suitable for suspended floor insulation in the home or commercial building due to their lightweight and robust design. Open-cell spray foam insulation is a good match because of its completely breathable properties and its design fit for each use. It prevents cold floors and drafts and contributes to significant thermal comfort. Simply stated, the perfect insulation system for suspended timber floors is spray foam.
Dry Lining Insulation
Icynene Classic is the ideal insulation when new dry lining studs are installed on the inside of the exterior wall and the foam will expand to 100 times its original capacity to close and insulate each crack and crevice and remove the cold bridging of the timber or metal grips. Ifspray foam insulation compacts air securely onto walls and spaces and can be smoothed in such a manner that dry lining can be quickly placed. The mixture of our spray insulation and dry lining totally removes cold spots and draughts with a neat and smooth finish. It will also offer better acoustics and will not sag.
Most houses, including new builds, may not have adequate insulation. They need spray foam insulation in their walls. Spray foam is usually sprayed as an expanding barrier. It not only provides a superior insulation system when used as continuous insulation over wall sheathing, but also serves to improve the rest of the wall assembly as well. Medium density spray foam can be installed reliably and at very controllable thicknesses. That means it provides a flat and consistent surface ready to be cladded.
Flat Roof Insulation
Since the advent of flat roofs, it’s been a problem for builders and homeowners alike. Flat roofs are difficult to waterproof, difficult to clean and difficult to insulate. Having an unventilated area and sealing the area with 4 to 5 inches of spray foam is now both simpler and more effective. Foam roofing is expected to achieve 30% or more energy savings compared to alternative roofing systems. It's very likely the roof would have paid for itself within just five years.
Using spray foam insulation will give you significantly lower energy costs and minimise sound transmission in your cathedral ceiling. Your roof will now have a smooth air barrier which will conserve enormous amounts of energy along with a strong R-value. Your roof can now significantly limit sound transmission and deter rodents. Your household will also experience significantly improved air quality.
If your conservatory is too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, you can say goodbye to intense heat, unbearable brightness, glare from the sun and the winter chill, typically associated with a conservatory. Avoid this with an insulated conservatory roof from Ifspray. Enhance your conservatory with spray foam insulation so that you can make use of it all year round. Save money on the heating bills by using advanced conservatory insulation to maintain heat and eliminate draughts.
Spray foam insulation solutions are the best choice for insulating floor slabs in parking garages and the interior of concrete ceilings. Seamless, spray-applied and completely adhered, the clips are removed and quickly fitted. Long lasting, energy saving, with optimised thermal barriers, spray foam is the most affordable and effective solution on the market. Multifamily builders and estate managers welcome closed-cell spray foam to insulate parking garage ceilings. The energy efficiency, and moisture and condensation management of closed-cell spray foam outweigh all conventional applications.
Many homeowners are well aware that their walls, floors, roofs, and basements should be insulated, but one aspect frequently overlooked by homeowners is their drains. Pipe insulation can avoid the freezing and bursting of your pipes, which can create a number of issues in your house. Insulation of the pipe with foam spray is typically used in crawl spaces or similar places where freezing is very risky. In mild climates, it works well for this reason. In addition to avoiding freezing and bursting, insulating pipes can minimise heat loss in hot water pipes. This will help to increase water temperatures by 2–4 degrees and can help you save on energy costs so you can shut off the water heater.
External quality, closed-cell foams of high density can be used on nearly every roof. The foam is applied by spraying on a smooth, monolithic sheet insulating and fully covering all joints, bolt heads, fastenings, and so on. Spray foam roof insulation not only protects your property from the cold, it will also reduce the amount you pay on your power bills.
Sheds can be intensely cold and damp during the winter months, whether they are made of wood or concrete, or very hot and humid in the summer. Condensation will build up against the ceilings and trickle or drip down onto the contents of the shed. Spray foam insulation will help keep the interior of the shed at a relatively steady air temperature throughout the seasons. Spray foam insulation is by far the best insulating medium for buildings, including sheds. Spray foam insulation is the recommended insulating agent for any concrete construction in the UK and in the EU.
Spray foam will fit perfectly between the edges of any sheathing you already have on the walls outside. Exterior foam insulation systems require the addition of a rigid foam insulation (polyisocyanurate, EPS, or XPS) between 2 and 6 inches on the outside of the wall framing. To avoid water intrusion, the window openings, door openings and the edges of the roof are measured, and a finish siding is applied.
Icynene spreads, filling all cavities and voids, totally preventing leakage and infiltration of air. In both new builds and existing houses, the Icynene spray foam insulation system is the most suitable type of insulation for your loft and attic areas. Icynene can also be installed on horizontal attic floors and can offer more than 50% energy efficiency in all conditions, more than any other insulation in the industry. When applied to roof rafters, it balances the loft temperature with the rest of the house. This minimises the issue of warm air interacting with cold air to form condensation.
Timber Frame Construction
The timber frame structure style does not lend itself to the thermal insulation requirements of contemporary housing and building codes. Fortunately, the spray foam insulation provides many insulation choices of high quality. Buildings with spray foam insulation in the UK are at least 50% more effective in avoiding energy loss through air infiltration. Also, spray foam insulation helps to protect against mould and mildew growth and wood decay. Icynene spray foam can be readily added between the timber frame structure to provide a tightly sealed airtight structure that does not rot or settle with time and will retain a high level of efficiency over the lifespan of the building.
Do you want odours to be a thing of the past in your walls? Do you want to bring quiet into the interior of your home? Installing insulation in your interior walls can be of great help. When people talk about insulating walls, they generally think of the outside walls to make their home warm. Ifspray can install injection foam from inside your home without having to tear down the current drywall. Our team of experts will cut holes into the stud cavities of the wall, so that they can install the injection foam. We will clean up any mess after us, and patch up the wall where the holes have been drilled. Then a final polish would need to be given and the wall repainted. When you are in a position where your drywall is down and the wall cavity is uncovered, then open-cell spray foam can be used in this case. Get in touch with Ifspray today for more information.
Spray foam insulation prevents noises created from inside a building from entering the floors above, below or into adjacent rooms. Using hair dryers, telephones, office computers, printers, washing machines, laundry dryers, blenders, juicers, coffee grinders, televisions (for music and sports), flushing toilets, running baths, walking on the upper floors and playing and performing on a musical instrument are just a few kinds of noise that are often created in a system. These noises can be significantly reduced by spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation limits the propagation of airborne noises by covering and closing any gap and crevice through which these sounds can pass. It is both robust and packed with millions of minute air bubbles which not only withstand the sounds of the concrete and wooden elements, but also prevent the immediate sound transmission through the floor.
Where Does Ifspray Install Spray Foam Insulation ?
Residential Spray Foam Insulation
If you are looking for a residential spray foam insulation company in your area, then you should contact Ifspray.
Ifspray is a family-run company specialising in heating systems and spray foam insulation. We supply and install spray foam insulation in residential buildings throughout the UK.
We pride ourselves as certified installers and licensed Icynene spray foam contractors delivering premium products at reasonable rates.
With thousands of residential spray foam insulations installed around the country, our customers always say we’re the best residential insulation providers from start to finish.
Commercial Spray Foam Insulation
As a premium Icynene spray foam insulation contractor, we do consultations, manage and install foam insulation in commercial buildings of any scale.
This, combined with the potential to meet strict passive house requirements, results in ultra-low energy requirements for buildings which need the minimum of electricity for heating or cooling in rooms.
We aim to help our consumers reduce their electricity bills and carbon emissions, and create a safer, cleaner atmosphere by using environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art materials and technology to install efficient insulation and air conditioning solutions.
Industrial Spray Foam Insulation
Icynene spray foam insulation is the perfect way to tackle all of the problems when it comes to insulating all construction projects. To remove condensation and avoid harm to your goods, we completely insulate shipping containers, vessels, warehouses, and more.
When the spray foam has been sprayed, you are left with an efficient area to work through summer and winter. We are professionals with a highly-trained and fully licensed staff in all types of spray foam insulation. Let us help you save energy, save carbon, and save the Earth.
Ifspray will cover both vessels and marine structures with Icynene spray foam insulation, regardless of whether the interior is made of concrete, wood or plastic.
Because of the design and capabilities of the expansion our spray foam insulation offers, we can penetrate hard to reach places that allows us to fill holes entirely, something no other insulation is capable of, and insulate the awkward shapes and areas that most boats have.
Completely licensed and only dealing with market-leading spray foam insulation products, hiring us gives you full peace of mind that you will get superior service, backed by a regular 25-year manufacturer warranty.
One of the most efficient ways to slash your electricity costs during those chilly winter months would be to insulate your house or office. At Ifspray, we work in every sector, such as modular buildings for both residential and business customers.
Our professional expertise and capacity to provide spray foam insulation services across the UK have made us one of the leading insulation firms nationally.
Ifspray knows the needs of our commercial customers and takes into account every form of house. Our spray foam solution is the most cost-effective foam insulation that saves you time when heating and cooling every form of building, including factory units.
It’ll also keep condensation from accumulating. All of our installers are in-house employees and are professionally qualified by Icynene. We hold ourselves to the high standards set.
We provide a secure, competent service with the assurance that you can trust. We present to you an insulation system of the highest quality, which will save your money for years to come.
Icynene spray foam insulation is the right insulation for agricultural properties. Icynene can be installed much more quickly and effectively than conventional insulation systems, as Icynene can be applied directly to the underside of the building.
Ifspray is a certified industrial spray foam insulation installer of Icynene. We do surveying, calculating costs and installing energy-efficient insulation to meet the demands of today’s modern agricultural structures. Icynene insulating materials are tested and validated by industry organisations, including ABAA, ICC-ES and CHPS.
New Builds Insulation
Ifspray insulation offers high-performance insulation that satisfies all construction regulations. Working with architects, manufacturers, design workers and residents, we provide a robust spray foam insulation and airtight package for new buildings.
Whatever your new build project, whether it’s a single home, expansion, loft conversion, residential construction, office building, industrial or more, you can be assured you’ll get the finest insulation, built super-efficiently and to a truly first-class level at a very cost-effective price.
Ifspray networks have installed over 1 million m2 of spray foam insulation in the UK, working on different types and sizes of projects, including warehouses.
We pride ourselves on our high rate of deployment and deliver a high degree of customer service. Our mission is to provide a simple, reliable and cost-effective solution for insulation and air tightness, to improve the energy efficiency of buildings significantly.
When you hire Ifspray, you will get our free u-value estimation and condensation risk analysis for each of your projects.
Ifspray specialises in spray foam insulation, a form of expanding foam spray, to address condensation and isolation problems in all shipping container types.
We add closed-cell spray foam insulation to the inner surfaces of steel containers, which is the most effective way to insulate containers. We are a spray foam insulation installer devoted to delivering high-quality insulation solutions to satisfy the ever-increasing demands of today’s climate.
Our specialists deliver skilled, quality workmanship at cost-effective prices.
Is it Time for an Efficient House or Building Upgrade ?
Are you aware that in an uninsulated home, a fifth of the heat is lost through the roof? That’s a terrifying figure, but not nearly as chilling as how much money you’d spend on your energy bill trying to make up for it.
Buildings treated with spray foam insulation are as much as 50% better insulated than those with traditional materials.
As you can see, the most reliable and cost-effective way to make your house more energy efficient and save on your heating bills by 50% is spray foam insulation. What are you waiting for? Call Ifspray on 02380970979 today to talk to one of our spray foam insulation experts.
Why Choose Ifspray ?
We are a national company with a local presence, so you will always find us near you for your spray foam insulation projects. Our surveyors are locally based with in-depth local area expertise and the best choices to match your home.
We are a certified Icynene BBA installers and a proud member of HICS. Being approved by Icynene ensures that our spray foam services can be relied upon and respected by homeowners and businesses around the country. HICS (Home Renovation Safety Scheme) gives our clients full trust and faith in our spray foam insulation services.
Checkatrade and TrustPilot Approved
Ifspray is an accredited member of Checkatrade and TrustPilot. This means that these well-known organisations approve, vet and monitor our services as a supplier of spray foam insulation services in the UK. This gives our customers peace of mind.
Our jobs are always of a high quality, providing the latest materials for insulation. Our closed-cell polyurethane spray foam systems are mixed to the highest standards in the UK, meeting level one fire scores and delivering excellent thermal performance.
This means that U-values can be accomplished with decreased spray foam thickness, relative to standard insulation materials.
We do a great job and we do so properly with just the finest products every time, always offering the highest quality to meet your needs. A high percentage of our business, in effect, comes from returning clients and referrals.
Free Site Survey
We will send out our qualified surveyors to survey your property while establishing a comprehensive quote for you, which we will leave with you and that is valid for 12 months.
What are Spray Foam Insulation Typical Costs ?
Spray foam insulation costs more than conventional forms of insulation, such as fibreglass. Spray foam is not the cheapest insulation option, but it is the best kind of insulation on the market.
Without a professional surveyor visiting your property to provide you with a free customised no-obligation quote, it is difficult to offer a flat price online.
That is because the quality of spray insulation differs greatly based on various variables, from job to job. The total cost of installing spray foam insulation varies widely, depending on the spray foam form and thickness.
The cost of the spray foam is usually calculated in square metres. Insulation of open-cell spray foam usually costs between £40–£70 per square metre. Whereas the more expensive and effective spray foam for closed-cells costs £50–£90 per square metre.
These are statistics from our own study and experience in the business.
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Get a Spray Foam Insulation Quote Over the Phone
Are you experiencing condensation or mould problems in your house? Are you looking for a safe type of insulation for your property? Are you wondering how you can eliminate draughts in your house? Spray foam is the solution to all these issues!
Find out today whether spray foam insulation is right for your property. Are you ready to work with us? For a free quote, call us on 02380970979 or fill out our online quote form.
Sure, insulation from spray foam is fantastic and works better than its alternatives in the market.
Homes insulated with spray foam can be listed among the most effective and comfortable homes. We have carried out lots of insulations in UK homes and can assure you that, when spray foam is properly installed, it outperforms fibreglass.
Icynene spray foam insulation, unlike other non-conventional insulation materials, does have BBA clearance and also complies with building regulations.
There’s no doubt that, based on pure R-value, spray foam is the perfect insulator. Yet selecting the right insulation for your particular property isn’t as easy as finding the one on the package with the highest R-value.
You will need to weigh crucial considerations such as the amount of room in your attic, the environment in your city, possible safety risks and, most importantly, your total budget.
Yes, you can. If you believe that DIY spray foam insulation kits are perfect for your needs, do your homework and, if possible, speak to people or get advice from people who have used it.
Only after familiarising yourself with all the possible advantages and drawbacks of the many available DIY spray foam insulation kits, should you go down this path. Although, ideally spray foam insulation should be installed by a specialist because it contains toxic chemicals that, if used incorrectly, will potentially affect the structural integrity of the building.
Open-cell polyurethane spray foam with noise suppression works well and is similar to fibreglass batten insulation. The open-cell, light-density spray foam insulation by Icynene has natural sound-absorbing properties that tend to make it soundproof.
Spray foam insulation can last for more than 80 years.
The benefits include the prevention of air escape, mitigating heat loss by an airtight lock, maintaining home energy conservation, minimising seasonal energy costs, a higher R-value than most other installations, and decreasing moisture accumulation.
The drawbacks are the high expense, initial cost and maintenance that are well beyond some homeowners’ expectations. It also takes time to set.
The other drawbacks of spray foam insulation do not come from the substance itself, nor from the people who make it. Owing to a lack of training, expertise and know-how, unlicensed insulation installers and unprofessional teams may have unsatisfactory results.
The product is as successful as the installation process. So, make sure of this when considering a company for spray foam insulation.
Water leaks in concrete are common in ageing basements. One of the easiest ways to avoid water leakage is to use spray foam insulation because the foam can extend through the holes and help deter potential leaks.
Yes, completely. If you insert spray foam insulation in a building, a thermal barrier is needed. That is what separates it from the spaces that are occupied. When there is a fire in the house, a thermal shield protects the spray foam from the flames.
Yes, spray foam insulation can insulate your water pipes, attic or crawl space. Spray foam helps protect water pipes from cold temperatures. It is also flood-resistant, making it best suited for use around water pipes.
Glass wool allows amplification of sound; non-porous spray foam does not. Spray foam insulation is an insulating foam that is sprayed with a machine.
Spray foam insulation can be sprayed on concrete slabs and walls. Even the smallest cavities can be lined with spray foam, providing an efficient air barrier.
Spray foam is resistant to heat, but is also typically only added to external walls to be coated with an internal coating. If you don’t have insulated or thermopane windows and insulated garage doors, insulating the walls won’t have as much benefit in maintaining the garage heat.
Unless your roof does not have a felt or membrane (common in older houses), then the Ifspray team can add a membrane before spraying. Spray foam roof insulation is then sprayed straight onto the surface until it is set up.
The improved HVAC efficiency, lower bills for heating and cooling, increased convenience, no more ambient noise, ice safety, and healthier indoor air are some of the ways you benefit from spray foam insulation in your loft.
Spray foam insulation is also an investment and will yield dividends in just three years of deployment. In the first year alone, consumers should expect a return on investment of 41%, with electricity savings of almost £2,000 per annum.
Yes, most installers provide funding solutions from their own company or a contractor with whom they associate. In certain cases, a better choice is funding directly with a spray foam installer.
Radiation happens as heat waves pass through the air and ultimately are absorbed by a substrate. It’s the reason the heat of the sun hits us through the solar system from so many millions of miles away.
Only a vacuum, air or a translucent substance may induce radiation. It means that spray insulation, like most solid objects, prevents the radiation from bringing heat into your house.
Insulation using spray foam does not encourage mould. And unlike metal and wood, spray foam does not crack, decay or rust over time. This ensures that an area correctly sprayed with foam insulation can never become a source of food or shelter for moulds.
Properly installed, spray foam insulation does not deteriorate. It will last as long as your home lasts.
Mice can chew straight through the usual spreading foam, but there are formulae that protect against insects and rodents.
It is safe to spray foam over windows and doors. But actually, it can push the jamb inwards, making it impossible to open them. Prevent this by using minimum foam. It is formulated to fill the space around windows and doors without excessive expansion.
When exposed to water, open-cell spray foam insulation will eventually dry out entirely. Furthermore, since spray foam is not a “food” for moulds, there is little danger that mould will become a problem even if it gets wet. Closed-cell foams don’t trap water either, which is very useful in flooded environments.
Do not use spray foam in areas too close to electrical boxes and areas too close to light boxes in the roof. Spray foam should also not be used to insulate areas near recessed canister lights at the ceiling level.
When used indoors, spray foam can be left uncovered. Spray foam that is exposed to sunlight will deteriorate after around a year.
When used elsewhere, such as an attic, transparent spray foam insulation can be left uncovered, but not in the living areas in the home.
Depending on the product and site conditions, a complete cure can be achieved within a time span of around 8 to 24 hours. It will normally take 5 to 60 minutes for the foam to get tack-free. The curing process can be improved by releasing a mist of water on the soil or/and between layers of the foam.
The thickness of spray foam really depends on where it’s being sprayed and what you’re aiming to achieve. Generally speaking, open-cell spray foam is commonly advised to be 6 inches on a roof deck or ceiling, and 3 inches in walls.
Since spray foam is an air barrier and insulation, it prevents the passage of air pressure and moisture. Regulations require open-cell spray foam to have a vapour barrier installed. A product must have a permit rating of 1.0 or less in order to be considered a barrier to vapour.
Closed-cell foam has a higher R-value, usually around 6.0 per inch, than open-cell foam. This higher ranking increases the use of closed-cell foam to hold the heat in or out of a system. The R-value of open-cell foams is about 3.5 per inch.
Yes, closed-cell foam destroys mould. It burns it. Moulds cannot withstand the exothermic heat and the encapsulation that ensues.
When choosing spray foam for your house, make sure you are using a reputable company. Spray foam needs to be correctly applied to be successful. Poor application will lead to some mess, loss of operation and a failure properly to adhere to surfaces. You can choose a reliable spray foam installer by reading reviews from other customers.
Not all spray foam is the same and each one needs to be applied to a specific thickness. So, read the product spec to make sure you get what you’re planning, and ask questions if in doubt before you hire an installer.
When sprayed, spray foam has an odour and must be used carefully. A good contractor knows this and will take appropriate precautions. Ask your potential contractor about the precautions they take. Make sure that you are satisfied with the answers you get before you choose the company.