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Superior Energy Efficiency

For the ultimate in energy-efficient comfort, spray foam decreases energy costs up to 40% over traditional materials. Plus, ensure peace of mind in other ways!

  • Save on heating and cooling
  • Reduce outside noise
  • Eliminate drafts and cold spots
  • Enhance resale value
  • Reduce the risk of
    • Allergens
    • Insects and other pests
    • Mold and moisture
  • Increase structural integrity


Everyone wants quieter, more comfortable homes and workplaces.

Call us for quality products and proper installation in your projects.

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WHERE DOES MY HOME LOSE ENERGY?

Superior energy efficiency mostly depends on creating a better air “seal.” Wall insulation is a significant issue in home energy savings, but there are other factors that will lower home energy efficiency. As much as 40% of energy loss is due to air infiltration. Therefore, the most effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort in your home is to seal it with foam.

  • Moisture Control – Doors and Windows: Water and moisture in the building envelope is the single, greatest threat to building durability in residential construction. In addition to causing building-durability issues, moisture can create ideal conditions for mold growth, which can dramatically impact occupant health.
  • Air Leakage – Ceilings, Outer Walls Floors and Crawlspaces: Unsealed, responsible for about a third of the air leakage in a home.

Insulation Product Comparison

INSULATION STANDARDS
SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
FIBERGLASS INSULATION
CELLULOSE INSULATION
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Spray polyurethane foam acts as a barrier between the home and outside, creating a seal that can conform to any architectural design
Traps air inside tiny glass fibers that contain small bubbles of air, which slows the transfer of heat.
Made of shredded newspaper and a fire retardant chemical (borate), the paper is broken down into cellular fibers.
KEEP CONDITIONED AIR AND HEAT SEALED INSIDE YOUR HOME:
Yes
No
No
INSTALLATION METHOD:
Sprayed by a certified spray foam applicator, spray foam can adapt to any structural design.
Folded, wrapped and cut to place in walls. Slanted and/or high ceilings and outlets can lengthen installation time.
Cellulose insulation is blown into walls. The material requires small amounts of water and glue to keep it in place.
R-VALUE:
6-6.6 per inch
2.2 per inch; loses up to R-Value 50% if it becomes damp
3.5-3.8 per inch
PERFORMANCE IN COLD/HOT:
Excellent thermal properties and a sealant for your home that keeps warm and conditioned air in your home year round.
Doesn’t hold in heat well. Loses 40% of insulating capacity when outside temperatures are below 20° F
Doesn’t stop air leakage by sealing. Weather will cause wind and air pressure to enter through the small holes in the insulation.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY:
Most efficient
Less Efficient
Less Efficient for your keeping your home insulated, even though it’s made from recycled newspaper
HEALTH HAZARDS:
Polyurethane spray foam insulation consists of diisocyanate, which isn’t scientifically detectable after 1 hour of when the foam ins applied. Installing spray foam requires a professional certification and proper equipment to install it.
Fiberglass can be installed by anyone. Due to its long process for insulating around electrical outlets and windows, often insulation isn’t completed properly. Leaky ducts can pull loose fiberglass insulation and spread its particles throughout your home. Its small particles can be inhaled and cause serious respiratory conditions. The resin that bonds fiberglass can also emit small amounts of toxic fumes.
Not sealing your home means dirt and moisture can cause mold, mildew and bacteria to grow. Blown cellulose insulation is prone to create dust that is then blown through cracks in the walls and creates a health hazard.

For superior insulation call Jim today!

319.383.1313 info@moderninsulation.com