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Purple Spray Foam Insulation: What Does It Offer My Home?

Purple Spray Foam Insulation

Purple spray foam (it’s coloured purple in case you were wondering) is one of several types of spray foam currently available on the UK market today. It’s also known by the brand name ‘WALLTITE’® and is marketed by a range of suppliers and installers.

So what is purple spray foam insulation and how does it compare to similar products? It’s time to find out…

What is Purple Spray Foam Insulation?

Purple spray foam insulation, like other spray foam products, is a fairly easy product to get your head round. It’s based on expanding foam (no surprises there) which is sprayed onto the area to be insulated (no prizes for guessing that one, either).

The foam expands rapidly to create a fully sealed insulation layer that is more effective than your more traditional alternatives.

Purple Spray Foam: Perfect for your Roof

Purple spray foam insulation can be applied, as with traditional insulation, to the floor of your attic, between the joists. Spray foam can also be applied directly to the underside of your roof, expanding and sticking to the surface as it goes.

Like all spray foams, this gives it a head-start over traditional fibreglass or cellulose insulation, in that it doesn’t stop you from using the attic as either an extra room, or storage space for tools and equipment.

How Does Purple Foam Insulation Work?

Spray foam insulation expands to fill all cracks and air gaps – including at the eaves of the building, to provide a complete air tight solution.

This means it outperforms other forms of insulation, creating an airtight seal which not only stops draughts but also reduces the risk of air pollutants entering your home. This can be significant for those with health conditions, such as asthma or other breathing related conditions.

Purple Spray Foam: Offering Energy Saving Magic

Like all insulation, foam is designed to reduce heat loss from your home, and thereby reduce your energy bills. Purple spray foam insulation achieves this well.

The comprehensive seal it offers will stop the heat loss from your roof space – up to 25 per cent of heat is lost from this space! This means that you’ll benefit more from the energy you consume, and you can also stabilise the temperature of your home more effectively.

Leave the Boiler Alone: Spray Foam’s Got It Sorted

Instead of the boiler constantly turning on and off you can achieve a pleasant, ambient temperature in a more cost-effective way. 

Nearly all brands of spray foam insulation will outperform other insulation on this front-including our very own Home Logic Spray Foam. It’s not purple, but it’s definitely foam!

Purple Spray Foam Insulation

Unlike polyurethane based spray foam insulation, Home Logic offers both closed and open cell insulation utilising materials that are not harmful to health, and do not contain toxic ingredients. And you can be back in your house within 24 hours!

Types of Foam Insulation

There are two types of spray foam insulation: closed cell and open cell. Here’s a brief overview of how the two types compare:

Closed Cell Foam

Purple spray foam insulation is a closed cell product. This type of foam forms a rigid, solid insulation layer once it has set, and is beneficial for binding the structure of your home (gluing it together).

This can be great for homes that need that extra bit of structural strength.

Open Cell Foam

Open cell foam insulation – including Home Logic’s own brand – creates a spongy finish once set.  This can be great for buildings that need to ‘breathe’ and also means that the thickness of insulation required is less.

Per meter you will normally require less open cell foam to insulate effectively, and to building regulation requirements, than with closed cell. This means that closed cell foam, like Purple Spray Foam insulation, can be costlier to install.

Chemical Compounds

Spray foam insulation is usually created using a mixture of substances and chemicals and Purple Spray Foam is based on polyurethane. TOnce set, this material is completely inert, and is not considered harmful to health.

Although during application and curing period, exposure to the chemicals used is considered harmful to health. Installers will use protective clothing and breathing masks during the process.

You should always check with your installer how long you must evacuate the building after installation.

Unlike polyurethane based spray foam insulation, Home Logic offers both closed and open cell insulation utilising materials that are not harmful to health, and do not contain toxic ingredients. And you can be back in your house within 24 hours!

Spray Foam Insulation: Bottom Line Benefits

When choosing insulation for your home, there can be no doubt that spray foam of any variety is one of the most effective products on the market.

In terms of cost savings – when it comes to those evil energy bills – spray foam insulation will certainly stave off that shiver down your spine come bill time.

Offering savings of up to 35 per cent on domestic energy bills, spray foam insulation will not only keep your home warmer and more airtight than ever before, but will pay dividends for years to come! Take the first step to saving some serious cash today, by calling 0800 1700 636, or by simply clicking the button below!