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Residential Spray Foam Insulation

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What is residential spray foam insulation? This wonderful product is a mixture of chemicals, that is then sprayed into place, via the use of some high-spec hose machinery.

In the vast majority of cases, spray foam insulation is usually used in the loft, but you can also use this to insulate your walls and your floors too. When sprayed onto your area of application, rapid expansion begins to take place almost immediately, creating a blanket of effective insulation material.

This trumps many other traditional methods of insulation, including the irritating and out-dated fibreglass.

But just how does this professional product actually perform in practice? All will be revealed in the following article…

Home Logic Residential Spray Foam Insulation

Our preferred spray foam insulation product is Home Logic Spray Foam. Why? This open-celled, water-blown product is, in our humble opinion, the safest and most efficient material available on the market today.

Its durability when applied is an enormous benefit on its own, and if installed by a licensed contractor, will perform for the life of the building.

Also, if your building is required to have a minimum insulation depth of 270mm, why not use arguably the most prolific product on offer?

By doing this, you’ll be making great strides in saving money on your energy bills plus keeping your property well insulated for both ends of the climate scale.

If you’re slightly confused by exactly which type of spray foam is suitable for your property, the information below is sure to provide some essential guidance:

There are 3 different versions to choose from, all structured from polyol resin and an MDI catalyst.

Home Logic Spray Foam LD-C-50

Universally the most familiar form of our residential spray foam insulation, Home Logic Spray Foam LD-C-50, quickly broadens and enlarges upon impact. Furthermore, upon application, the foam has the capability to expand up to 100 times its original size.

Home Logic Spray Foam LD-P-50

Containing considerably fewer catalysts, the LD-P-50 is the most suitable choice when you are faced with the task of having to fill a cavity in circumstances treated as fragile or sensitive. The slower reaction caused by the lesser catalyst helps to create a foam solution which rises at a slower pace.

Home Logic Spray Foam LD-C-70

Certain tasks require a thicker variety of foam. LD-C-70 solution is far denser than the above-mentioned foam insulation sprays.

Heat Knows No Boundaries – Apart from Spray Foam!

Applying residential spray foam insulation to your property is a worthwhile, long-term investment, enabling you to maintain an affordable, well heated home with manageable energy bills, and refreshingly reduced overheads.

One of the biggest causes of a property wasting heat is inadequate insulation, causing heat to rise and escape, exiting through the roof.

If your home could be described as having inadequate or no insulation, then your comfort will be considerably compromised-and so will your overall costs!

Keep the Heat In!

Proceeding to insulate your loft will hold the warmth the property produces within its walls, and put a halt to heat exiting, via convection or conduction methods.

Using spray foam prevents the heat in your home from escaping (as well as your hard-earned cash!)

Warm air can be physically contained indoors, maintaining a higher internal temperature in your home for longer periods of time, if a layer of spray foam insulation is applied.

Chilly, external conditions are also kept at bay, enabling your home to stay suitably cosy and comfortable.

You’ll even find yourself reaching for the thermostat far less frequently. This is one of the most beneficial factors of residential spray foam insulation.

Spray Foam Insulation’s Best Qualities

The greatest challenge facing humanity is undoubtedly global warming. It is our moral duty to reduce our carbon footprint whenever possible, in view of the ways our decisions can affect the wellbeing of the planet overall.

The lifecycle of Home Logic Spray Foam insulation makes for a viable alternative to cotton or wool, insulating your home for an affordable price, and reducing the need for you to heat your home.

Here’s what else this multi-purpose miracle can help with:

Heat Loss Prevention

Countering heat loss in your home doesn’t have to include expensive tradesmen, and planning permission. Home Logic Spray Foam is a non-toxic compound, which creates a thick, insulated wall, spawning an extra layer of heat insulation in the process.

Adequate insulation will defend your home from heat loss, as well as from the infiltration of cold currents of air.

Lower Energy Use

Lowering your energy usage can help you save a significant amount of money each month. Once the spray foam solution has been applied, a shorter heating burst will be all you require to get your home to an optimum, and comfortable temperature.

Using residential spray foam insulation tightly locks the warmth of your home inside its walls, so there is no need to leave the heating on for longer periods of time.

Watch That Footprint!

As highlighted above, individually lowering our carbon footprint is a crucial matter.

By taking appropriate measures, such as using spray foam to insulate your home, you can reduce your carbon footprint, and use less fossil fuels to heat your home.

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Say No to Fibreglass!

An extremely common form of home insulation in the UK is fibreglass, now deemed outdated, and below modern industry standards.

Fibreglass isn’t as safe as spray foam insulation, so it’s no wonder newer alternatives are gaining popularity as a substitute to the standard solutions that were previously popular for properties.

The benefits listed below illustrate why Home Logic Spray Foam is the superior choice overall:

Thermal Performance

Fibreglass insulation solutions do offer some protection against heat loss but the heated air often escaped through the fibreglass tissue. Spray foam has a higher insulation capability, and ensures the warmth of a home is trapped in the building.

The Moisture Conundrum

Fibreglass solutions are open to absorbing liquid, leaving the foundations and structure of a building in peril. Over time, the insulation is weakened, and will need to be replaced. Residential spray foam insulation is not affected by moisture and some products are actually completely water retardant.

Surface Area

Available in pre-cut segments, cut into non-bespoke shapes and commonly referred to as ‘batts’, fibreglass insulation can be difficult to integrate into hard-to-reach spaces. This means, there is some configuration required.

Batts are measured, cut and assembled evenly, during this process, toxins are released, and can potentially be inhaled. An advantage of using spray foam is the solution is very adaptable, can be applied at arms distance, and the versatile formula allows for all manner of spaces to be reached with ease.

All about the Money

Whilst fibreglass is more affordable at the till, it isn’t a saving worth shouting about. Additionally, taking into account the long term economic savings as your energy usage lessens, spray foam is clearly the savviest option.

Comfort is Key!

Notoriously difficult to work with, fibreglass leaves skin feeling itchy and reddened when it makes contact. Adequate protective clothing is highly advised, as fibreglass particles cause troublesome working conditions, creating respiratory issues when particles become airborne.

Protection for Your Home and You!

What makes fibreglass particles so treacherous? Fibreglass’ chemical composition includes a naturally occurring compound called formaldehyde, recognised as being a direct cause of respiratory problems.

In contrast, there is no risk to your health by using Home Logic Spray Foam, as it does not hold any unsafe chemicals and there are no respiratory issues linked to Home Logic Spray Foam. In fact, this insulation is one of the safer spray foam product choices available.

Sustainability

The main fault with fibreglass is that it does not sustain for a long time. This means you have to allocate time to replace or upgrade the insulation due to ‘settling’, an unavoidable issue which causes the fibreglass solution to lose effectiveness.

With the aforementioned in mind, we are drawn to the obvious conclusion that spray foam insulation is the sensible, modern choice.

Anyone wishing to insulate their home and significantly lower their energy usage and bills, without the negative properties of fibreglass insulation, should look no further than spray foam insulation.

Get in Touch, We Insist!

If you have any queries, or would like any further information regarding residential spray foam, we are always happy to help. You can contact us on 0800 1700 636, where a friendly member of our team will assist you with your enquiry.

Our professional team of industry experts and advisers are available to guide you through all aspects of insulation management enquiries. We are available during the majority of the day, but if you need to contact us at any other time, just drop us an email at survey@homelogic.co.uk.

Moreover, you also have the option to partake in a free site survey to help determine whether residential spray foam insulation could improve your homes heating capabilities, and lower your energy usage and bills.

With no obligation, clicking the link could be the smartest move you’ll make all week! Why not find out if residential spray foam insulation is the way to go – completely free of charge!?