The multifaceted benefits and extended life span of SPF are now being fully realized in the construction industry. In use for more than 30 years, SPF is proving its dominance against other insulators in the market. It is more durable – even in the toughest elements – and more effective in protecting against the movement of air, heat and moisture. This minimizes dew point problems and condensation within the building envelope, which is the main cause of building deterioration over time.
To date, there is no known end to SPF’s life-cycle. In buildings where it was first used over 30 years ago, SPF has shown little, if any deterioration. It doesn’t sag, settle or shrink, and generally requires no long-term maintenance.
This durability remains even when SPF faces the toughest environmental elements. The way in which it grips to the wall surface keeps it intact in strong winds and capable of maintaining its resistance to air and water penetration. It is even known to add strength to the building’s structure.
With the highest R-value of any insulation material, SPF not only reduces – but eliminates – drafts and heat loss, making it the most cost efficient insulation available. This means reduced consumption of fossil fuels and fewer green house gases. As an all-in-one air barrier, insulator and moisture barrier, SPF can reduce costs up front by reducing construction fees.
A building envelope is a system of construction components that provides protection against the movement of air, moisture, and heat either in or out of the structure.
- Highest R value of any insulation material
- Eliminates drafts
- Better climate control
- Lower construction costs
- Reduces fossil fuel consumption
- Little or no long-term maintenance
- Increased life of the building
Comfort and Health
- Eliminates drafts and heat loss
- Improves air quality
- Protects against noise pollution
- Reduced load on structural members
- Allows for design options such as thinner walls
- Identified as a “green” or “sustainable” building material
- Meets insulation requirements for new construction and building improvements
- Commercial and residential
- Cavity Wall
- Precast concrete wall
- Curtain wall