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Spray Foam Insulation For Boats: What Does It Offer?By admin
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Spray foam insulation has been a top choice for residential insulation in the UK for a fair few years now, but its diverse range of uses still manage to come as a surprise to many.
Modern spray foam insulation isn’t just a fantastic product for home insulation, but boat insulation as well!
A true test of the insulation’s ability to resist moisture, spray foam insulation can be used on boat types that range from your classic fishing boat all the way up to massive commercial vessels.
As spray foam has spread in popularity through the residential market, it has also spread in popularity through the marine market. Just how multi-purpose spray foam insulation has become may surprise you!
Spray Foam Insulation: Let’s Get Nautical!
Moisture is a big problem when it comes to boat insulation. Any insulation material chosen needs to be able to resist moisture, whilst keeping the area breathable and preventing condensation from building up.
Each of those requirements is why spray foam insulation is so often chosen for small and large boats alike.
It’s also a very affordable alternative to some boat insulation types. The flexible application of spray foam insulation enables it to reach all those awkward places on the boat, and truly work to mould around the specific needs of tight spaces.
So, just how can spray foam be put to work at sea? It’s time to find out…
Option No.1: House Boat Insulation
In the UK, and especially in London, house boats are becoming incredibly popular. The low-cost living is very attractive in big cities, but of course, a house boat can be prone to the full effect of chilly UK Winters.
The thin walls of a house boat are not overly suitable for providing warmth and protection against the elements. With spray foam insulation, an extra layer of protection can be added safely, enhancing the living environment.
Forming a single, continuous membrane, spray foam insulation is perfect for barge boats-keeping moisture and draughts at bay
Option No.2: Barge Boat Insulation
As an incredibly lightweight insulation material, spray foam insulation is becoming a popular choice for barge boat operators.
The large area inside the barge can easily be filled, accounting for all the small cracks that otherwise would be difficult to insulate. Spray foam insulation of barge boats is also ideal, because it forms a single membrane that is continuous, eliminating those chilly draughts.
Option No.3: Fishing Boat Insulation
Whether you’re out fishing for an hour or are planning to spend a weekend away on your fishing boat, it pays to be comfortable. However, insulating a fishing boat classically, would normally involve a lot of space being taken up by the insulation.
Spray foam insulation keeps space use to a minimum, which is incredibly beneficial for small boats. On top of the space saving benefits, you don’t need to worry about spray foam getting mouldy or damp when exposed to wet, salty sea air on a regular basis.
Option No.4: Insulation For Large Vessels
For larger vessels, it’s incredibly important to make sure that any insulation isn’t going to be compromised the second it comes into contact with water. With spray foam insulation, the hydrophobic properties of the foam mean that it can repel any moisture.
The insulation can easily be applied under the main deck or in the hull, helping to regulate the temperature and eliminate condensation risks. The installation of spray foam will also help to keep loud engine noises contained!
Thanks to spray foam, shipping containers can be repurposed for a variety of different ventures, such as the Boxpark project in Croydon
Can You Spray Foam Shipping Containers As Well?
If spray foam insulation is anything, it’s a very diverse product. The use of spray foam in marine projects doesn’t start and end on the ocean itself.
Some outstanding projects have arisen in recent years, starring spray foam as a key component in bringing the projects to completion.
One such project is the Boxpark in Croydon, which features shipping containers used in a unique, beautiful, and highly practical way.
Opened in 2011, the Boxpark is a unique pop-up mall, with shipping containers stacked together to provide outstanding entertainment venues and restaurants – fully insulated with spray foam insulation!
With the use of the insulation, the shipping containers have taken on a completely different purpose, now proving to be one of the hottest spots in Croydon to relax and have fun.
If you’re ready to unleash the potential of spray foam insulation in your own home, or even on your boat, then give our expert team a call today on 0800 1700 636!
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