Reichel Insulation's high-performance insulation is a nominal 2.0lb/cu. ft. density, closed-cell spray foam that can be sprayed in place that also adheres to oddly shaped surfaces. Polyurethane Spray foam R-values are above R-6.4 per inch, compared to fiberglass batts at R 3.5. Polyurethane Spray foam will stop air infiltration and eliminate convective looping which saves you, the building owner, and a tremendous amount of energy which means more money savings for you.
Spray Foam Insulation being sprayed into a cavity.
Reichel Insulation's Spray foam is formulated with renewable agricultural resources and uses a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly blowing agent with zero o-zone Depletion Potential.
Once applied, our Spray foam expands to fill all gaps and cavities to form a barrier that blocks air infiltration, noise pollution, dust, and pollen from entering your building. The low moisture vapor permeance eliminates the need for any additional vapor barriers in most applications which saves you money. Plus, this low permeance works to control moisture vapor movement so there's not accumulation of mold-supporting moisture in your building's walls. Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation is blended with an anti-microbial to inhibit mold, mildew, and bacterial growth as well, maximizing comfort and health to your entire family keeping them safe and healthy.
Urethane Spray Foam also adds structural rigidity to your building's walls. In fact, in a test conducted by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, a 2x4 wall sprayed with Polyurethane Foam Insulation had two times the racking strength of a wall filled with fiberglass batt insulation. Spray Foam Insulation sprayed inside on a plywood roof deck increases the wind uplift resistance by over two and a half times that of standard nailing strength.
Spray Foam Insulation Benefits
- A high R-Value reduces hot and cold spots to improve efficiency and comfort
- Rigidity provides added structural integrity to walls
- As a secondary vapor barrier, it helps reduce the risk of moisture intrusion
- Outstanding energy efficiency
- Superior comfort, Excellent noise control and indoor air quality
- Added structural integrity
- Enhanced moisture management
Making the case for Spray Polyurethane Foam insulation can be challenging if you only look at the price tag when you and your builder or architect review the costs of building your new home. The problem is that on first glance, spray foam insulation systems might appear to cost more. The true cost of your insulation system, however, won't really show itself until the house is built and the first energy bill arrives.
- Reichel Insulation's spray foam insulation systems are made from renewable agricultural resources.
- Seals out airborne pollutants and odors that can seep into your family's living areas after our spray foam insulation systems are installed.
- Reichel Insulation's spray foam insulation systems provide an excellent air barrier, sealing the walls, ceiling, attic and floor of your home. Fiberglass batts will not stop air leakage (it might filter out some dirt and dust); blown-in cellulose insulation will slow down air leakage; but spray foam insulation will stop air leakage completely.
- Spray foam insulation won't sag, shrink or pull away from your walls, ever. It never needs to be replaced or "freshened up" thanks to its durable nature. Fiberglass batts can sag over time; blown-in cellulose can settle over time: both situations leave open areas that leave room for air to come, meaning you'll feel colder in the winter and hotter in the summer because of it. Spray foam insulation completely adheres to wood and sheathing and is rigid; the result is a permanent barrier to heat loss and air entry.
- Spray foam insulation will add strength and rigidity to your house. Fiberglass insulations will not.
So, before you choose a particular insulation based on a simple price tag for your new home consider the long-term savings and energy efficiencies provided only by spray foam insulation like Reichel Insulation's spray foam insulation.