Sealing and Insulating the Rim Joist
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The insulation "team" that's supposed to make our homes comfortable and energy efficient is truly a motley crew. In the old days, sawdust was sometimes dumped inside walls to slow heat loss. Then came vermiculite —porous lightweight pebbles with the look and feel of kitty litter.
Today we still rely on an old-timer, fiberglass batt insulation that's made from spun glass fibers. But if you're looking for a star player on the insulation team, that is a standout with qualities that other types of insulation can't touch-- it's got to be spray foam. More specifically, we're talking about closed-cell polyurethane spray foam.
Dr. Energy Saver is your local home insulation contractor offering spray foam insulation solutions for homeowner's within Westchester & Putnam County. Start living more comfortably in your New York home with a spray foam insulation upgrade. Contact our company today to set up an appointment for a free spray foam insulation estimate.
We proudly serve the Westchester & Putnam County, offering our responsible services of home insulation solutions to homeowners within New Rochelle, Yonkers, White Plains, Scarsdale, Chappaqua, Mount Vernon, Briarcliff Manor, Rye, Armonk, Larchmont, Katonah, Mahopac, Yorktown Heights, Pleasantville, Ossining, Cortlandt Manor, Port Chester, Carmel, Peekskill, Tarrytown, Mamaroneck, Purchase, Waccabuc, Bedford, Pound Ridge, Harrison, and cities nearby.
1-part foam: 1-part foam is a commonly used as sealant for small odds and ends jobs around the house. This type of single-component foam comes in pressurized cans and applies in a super-sticky form. 1-part foam expands at different rates (depending on the type you buy) immediately after application. Since it seals gaps as well as insulates, this product is often referred to as an "insulating foam sealant."
2-part foam: To insulate larger areas of the home with spray foam, contractors use 2-part polyurethane foam that comes in a pair of pressurized metal containers. Larger areas such as the entire attic or long stretches of the basement are ideal for this 2-part foam. When both components (resin and a catalyst) are mixed together at the nozzle, a foaming chemical reaction takes place that causes the material to expand.
R-value! Poly spray foam has a higher R-value per inch than any other commonly used insulation —R-6.2 or higher, depending on the formulation.
Air barrier: Spray foam insulation not only provides resistance to the flow of heat, it also air-seals the surface area. Its ability to expand and fill gaps and cracks make it an ideal insulating material, offering you a permanent seal because of its super-adhesive qualities. Spray foam is often spot-applied as an air-sealing treatment prior to filling an attic with blow-in insulation.
Moisture resistant: Moisture and water damage commonly soak through fiberglass and cellulose insulation materials-- diminishing the insulation's resistance to heat flow. Polyurethane spray foam is water resistant. It's closed cell structure means that water can't migrate from one tiny cell or bubble to a neighboring one.
Foolproof: Spray foam's expanding, super-sticky characteristics just about eliminate the possibility of leaky voids, and it doesn't shift or settle like fiberglass or cellulose can.
Applying spray foam insulation requires training and first-hand experience to understand the temperature sensitivities of foam and the proper application techniques. Within the wrong environment, spray foam can be depleted, making it very difficult to do a good job. Look no further for a home insulation contractor, Dr. Energy Saver is your professional source for spray foam installations.
We also know how to keep the process clean and green. Our installers have been thoroughly trained in spray foam installations to provide the best results for your home. We don't waste excess amounts of material from over-spray and we keep the home environment clean. An inexperienced spray foam user is going to have more difficulty with over-spraying, which wastes material and creates a messy cleanup process.
Our service area includes: White Plains, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Chappaqua, Scarsdale, Rye, Armonk, Larchmont, Briarcliff Manor, Katonah, Mahopac, Yorktown Heights, Pleasantville, Ossining, Cortlandt Manor, Port Chester, Carmel, Peekskill, Tarrytown, Mamaroneck, Purchase, Waccabuc, Bedford, Pound Ridge, Harrison, and nearby cities.
We are your trusted spray foam insulation contractor in New York. Contact us today for a free estimate on spray foam insulation in your home.