Seamless Spray Insulation Systems

Insulation is the most critical component in building performance. Unseen, it surrounds us every day affecting our comfort, savings, structural durability and health. Ensure years of all these desirable qualities by choosing the new millennium standard of excellence for your next project.

It's simple: no other insulation compares to our seamless, spray applied, eco-friendly hybrid insulation system. Two decades of lab and field-testing has led us to the best combination of systems to cost-effectively achieve the highest level of building performance and environmental sustainability. Unlike traditional systems such as fiberglass insulation, our insulation system provides high performance even under the most extreme climate conditions. Our highly trained crews and building science expertise allow for our system to succeed under conditions others fail. Our hybrid system is proven to deliver reliable performance down to -40°F. In contrast, fiberglass can let you down right when performance matters most, losing up to 50% of its insulating capacity to convection and air movement when the temperature dips below freezing.

Our seamless insulation system combines the performance of our eco-friendly water blown soft foam with the unmatched bio-content and low embodied energy of natural cellulose insulation. These products allow us to deliver high performance without sacrificing environmental friendliness. EnergySeal can make any building quieter, healthier, more durable, comfortable and energy-efficient. Best of all, the reduced energy bills will pay for these benefits over and over, while reducing your building's impact on the environment. And since there are no moving parts, the system will last a lifetime. Our hyrbrid insulation system is the most cost-effective way to reduce your building's environmental footprint.

Seamless Hybrid Insulation System

 





Why EnergySeal Is Better

Our spray-applied systems create a vacuum seal in every cavity regardless of complex framing and penetrations. Our expert-applied continuous airtight system seals every single nook, cranny, crevice, hole, crack, and gap. All of our systems maintain consistent Real World R-Value that is unaffected by external forces like temperature and wind. Typical insulations, such as fiberglass, merely slow down the convection that accounts for 80% of heat loss. As the temperature drops, convection currents speed up and fiberglass's effectiveness drops by as much as 50%. Compare that to our system, which stops convection and is also completely unaffected by even severe winds due to its continuous airtight seal. By elminating convection currents and air leakege our systems eliminate internal condensation, moisture, and mold in wall and ceiling cavities


Why use EnergySeal breathable flexible spraycore versus closed cell rigid sprayfoams in cathedral roof cavities?

We have been applying urethane technologies for over twenty years and we offer both breathable cavity foams and rigid structural foam. Over the last two decades we have seen these technologies misused in the building industry over and over. Some of the most horrendous structural damage we have witnessed is from the improper application of "closed cell sprayfoams". Like polystyrene foam core panels, rigid foams encapsulate the underside of roof sheathings making it impossible to detect the inevitable roofing flaws that are eventually part of the building process. Especially in extreme climate, large scale structural damage can occur undetected. The capillary drive of moisture blooming unforeseen underneath shingles and flashings saturating the roof sheathing or structural rafters can occur for years acceleratng dry rot and severe structural damage. If you want to protect your investment avoid the severe liability of inexperienced firms by choosing the experienced system design technicians at EnergySeal. 


Problems with loosefill fiberglass:

Loosefill fiberglass attic insulation loses below half of its R-value below freezing due to air movement within the product. The BIBS or blow in blanket system relies on loosefill fiberglass with added adhesive to resist settling and internal cavity air movement. In ideal conditions such as a laboratory the BIBS system is impressive. But in the real world this densepacking fibrous systems is unable to perfrom as marketed. To achieve the R-values claimed and to resist settling, loosefill fiberglass must be densepacked tightly. The normal blown densities for loosefill fiberglass are approximately .75 lbs per cubic foot. The BIBS system relies on densities over 2.5 lbs per cubic foot to achieve the R-values claimed. When loosefill fiberglass is packed at the density required for it to resist air movement it is difficult to prevent the bellying of the plastic or netting that is holding the material in the roof or wall cavity. This makes hanging drywall difficult. These super densities are intensely installer dependent and are not always easily achieved. Lower than recommended densities in the BIBS system will not resist air movement or internal convective loops. Inadequate cavity densities due to operator error have been documented by an independent weatherization firm in Valley County.


Problems with loosefill cellulose:

In a cathedral cellulose fibers must be densepacked tightly exceeding 3 pounds per cubic foot to resist settling. This is an extremely operator reliant process that is difficult to achieve consistently. Once again bellying is an issue especially at 24 inch on center rafter spacing. The steeper the pitch the higher the risk of settling at the ridge line. There is virtually zero surface adhesion of the cellulose to framing or substrate. This is a risky design that offers no consistent assurance of success.


Problems with FoamCore Panels or Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs):

Closed cell polystyrene is sandwiched between OSB sheathing creating a structural diaphragm. Potential roof leaks due to roof damage or wear and tear are virtually undetectable except between the seams of the panels. Roof leaks can damage or soften the OSB waferboard over time. The closed cell polystyrene will block the exterior surface water leak from detection at the interior ceiling line. Long term undetected structural damage is possible. This is a major concern and potential liability in regards to snow country extreme climate roof loads.  
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