More and more builders are using an insulation material that offers dramatic solutions to building problems: closed-cell spray foam (CC-SPF).
CC-SPF has been around for a couple of decades, mostly in commercial roofing applications, but in recent years its use in residential wall-cavity insulation and as a problem solver has increased
Among the many problems solved by CC-SPF we find: ice-damming, rim-joist insulation, leaky windows, unvented attic conditioning, drafts, crawl space conditioning, moisture control, air-infiltration control, leaky windows, pipe freezes and waste chase insulation.
- caused by air leakage, repaired with CC-SPF as thermal barrier, air barrier and vapor retarder
- CC-SPF helps control moisture because it is an air barrier, a water barrier and a vapor retarder. These properties help manage rain and ground water, which “are the most important factors in the design of construction of durable buildings and for the control of mold” 2 www.buildingscience.com
Moreover, in high rise buildings CC-SPF helps manage moisture by avoiding consensation on thermal bridges due to air leakage.
Picture 5 – 6 – Chicago, IL building with condensation issues
Picture 7 – CC-SPF applied as thermal barrier, air barrier and vapor retarder on condensing surfaces
CC-SPF is a superior insulation product that provides dramatic solutions to difficult building problems.