WHY SPRAY FOAM?
A Return on Investment with Remarkable Energy Savings
With energy costs consistently rising, consumers are searching for ways to cut these expenses. Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural construction was traditionally insulated with fiberglass, as it was the industry standard for many years.
During the last 30 years, the standard has increasingly changed. The most energy efficient, eco-friendly, and innovative technology available today is spray foam insulation. In addition, spray foam insulation will last and perform for the life of the home or building.*
A few benefits of spray foam insulation include:
*Based on the Limited Lifetime Warranty.
SPRAY FOAM VS. TRADITIONAL INSULATION
More Than 30 Years of Innovative Science Equals Proven Technology
Spray foam insulation is the superior performing alternative to traditional fiberglass insulation. ucs has been developing and consistently evolving our product formulas in the U.S., Canada, and countries abroad for more than 30 years. The high air permeability of traditional insulation allows air to easily pass through walls where gaps and seams exist. Differences between interior and exterior temperatures create convection currents in walls and ceilings reducing the thermal performance of traditional insulation.
The benefits of spray foam insulation far outweigh traditional fiberglass insulation.
Let’s Compare Spray Foam to Traditional Insulation
Revolutionary Way to Cut Energy Costs with Energy Efficient Insulation
Spray foam insulation is an energy efficient solution, which can offer a sizeable return on your client’s insulation investment compared to traditional fiberglass insulation. With the money your clients will save in energy costs, the more energy efficient spray foam insulation pays for itself within a few years.
In addition, spray foam insulation will out-perform traditional fiberglass insulation in every way, and will remain intact and last for the life of the home or building*. Spray foam will continue to efficiently insulate, whereas traditional fiberglass sags and settles causing it to no longer perform at its original R-value. Many homeowners are also concerned about the environment and this is a tremendous option to help reduce their impact on the environment.
*Based on the Limited Lifetime Warranty of the product used. The Limited Lifetime Warranty of each product can be found in the technical library.
Lower Energy Costs with a Retrofit of an Existing Structure
In this day and time, more and more commercial, as well as residential buildings are being initially designed with UCS’s spray foam insulation. Architects are relying on spray foam insulation to reduce energy costs, controlling moisture, and improving indoor air quality and air infiltration.
However, spray foam insulation can provide the same benefits in an existing structure with a retrofit.
According to the Department of Energy, if the building envelope includes inefficient technologies and poor insulation, the building envelope can contribute to higher heating and cooling costs – which account for 43 percent of the average energy consumption.* The building envelope is designed to be the barrier that protects from the uncontrolled movement of heat, air, and moisture. The same air infiltrating the home or commercial building brings in outdoor pollutants, such as dust, dirt, pollen, and mold.
Extreme energy retrofit and energy expenditures per square foot are becoming a hot commodity in a commercial real estate. Existing property owners are more knowledgeable today about how to reduce their energy costs.
Creating an air barrier, which lowers these costs, and provides a more comfortable living or working space is how UCS spray foam insulation performs. UCS makes spray foam insulation products which meet a wide variety of commercial and residential retrofit projects.
Consider the following benefits of UCS spray foam insulation:
UCS works with the highest qualified contractors in the industry. These are the professionals who will partner with you in choosing the best product and application for your retrofit project. In addition, our Building Solutions Department will provide support throughout your project – ready to answer questions you may have, design specifications, applications, or building codes.
*Source: Energy.gov May 30, 2014