Spray Foam Insulation

 

Department of Energy and Other Research Studies

"Air infiltration can account for 30% or more of a home's heating and cooling costs and contribute to problems with moisture, noise, dust, and the entry of pollutants, insects and rodents. Reducing infiltration can significantly cut annual heating and cooling costs, improve building durability." - US Department of Energy...read more

History of Spray Foam Technology

Although spray foam insulation as we know it today truly emerged in the 1980s, spray foam actually has its roots several decades further in the past, beginning with the development of polyurethane foam in the 1940s by Otto Bayer....read more

What's wrong with the Insulation I already have?

  There is a myriad of potential dangers of “common” insulation types that most consumers are completely unaware of.  The possibility of cancer, skin irritation, and lung problems are just a few of these dangers of your existing insulation.  We will go in depth on this topic in this section....read more

Pentoir Spray Foam Systems Benefits

There are quite a few benefits associated with Spray Foam Insulation. They range from utility bill savings, air infiltration protection, structure strength, tax benefits, etc. These benefits affect your wallet, your health and the environment. The most common reason consumers invest in SPF is for the monetary savings....read more

Spray Foam Strengthens Your Home and Enhances Overall Building Stability

The walls in your home are the main structural component of the building. In wood frame construction, the weight of the roof, shingles, standing rain water and any snow add weight and exert downward forces on the walls resulting in a compressive force....read more

US Government: Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

Another wonderful benefit of Pentoir’s Spray Foam is the tax advantages. These tax benefits are set forth and extended yearly.  A Pentoir Spray Foam representative will answer any questions that you may have regarding these benefits.   ...read more

Building Science

There are four key elements that comprise the Building Science arena of spray foam insulation.  These elements will ultimately determine the yearly utility and maintenance costs associated with ownership as well as the longevity of your building....read more

Difference between Air, Vapor & Moisture Barriers

To determine what type of barrier to install, you must first decide what type of element you are trying to restrict. There are a number of different construction materials that can be utilized to restrict air, vapor or water. In order to accurately choose the correct material, you have to also examine the building environment OR... choose Pentoir Spray Foam and have a material that will achieve all three barriers....read more

Quality in Building Envelopes

In order to achieve a stable indoor air quality environment, you must first address air leakage in your home. This is done by determining what areas are of the most concern and applying a logical solution. The solution to solve multiple problems at once is Pentoir Spray Foam....read more

Different Types of Insulation Materials

There are a number of different insulation materials used in the construction market today. Each and every material has benefits and disadvantages. There is only one type of product that will provide multiple advantages with minimal disadvantages - Pentoir Spray Foam!...read more

Case Studies - Spray Foam Insulation

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Videos

These videos will provide an in depth look at the various aspects of spray foam insulation installation, benefits and comparisons. It is a compilation of videos from across the spray foam industry from a multitude of different companies and organizations. Pentoir Spray Foam doesn't...read more

Architects, Builders and Contractors

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a perfect insulation choice for architects because it provides maximum thermal performance, serves an air barrier, and enables complete design flexibility. SPF will allow you to incorporate sustainable practices to satisfy your clients increasing demand for healthier, quieter, and more energy efficient structures....read more

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Some questions come up all the time when speaking to prospective customers.  These questions will provide the bulk of information regarding spray foam insulation.  Any additional questions that you may have will be gladly answered by a representative form Pentoir Spray Foam....read more

What is the difference between open cell and closed cell Polyurethane Foams?

 With the open-cell vs. closed-cell issue, there are two major factors to understand and consider. The first is the nature of the foam. With open-cell foam, the tiny cells of the foam are not completely closed. They are broken and air fills the “open” space inside the material. This makes the foam weaker or softer feeling than closed-cell foam. Open-cell foam has an R-value around 4.21 per inch....read more

Acoustic Insulation

Are the unwanted sounds of trains and planes detracting from the comfort of your home? The solution to this nuisance is spray foam insulation. It drastically reduces sound transfer through exterior walls, floor and roof as well as reducing echo effects. Couple the tremendous benefit of sound transfer reduction with the amazing echo deadening effects, the end result is one "magic material!"...read more

Residential Applications

There are numerous applications available for residential projects with spray foam technology. A representative from Pentoir Spray Foam will meet with your project manager and discuss which process is best.  Projects range from attics and walls to basements and crawl spaces. Whether you simply need to lower your power bill and reduce moisture or you need to insulate larger spaces with special concerns, PENTOIR SPRAY FOAM can assist you from start to finish...read more

Commercial Applications

There are numerous applications available for residential projects with spray foam technology. A representative from Pentoir Spray Foam will meet with your project manager and discuss which process is best. Projects range from attics and walls to basements and crawl spaces. Whether you simply need to lower your power bill and reduce moisture or you need to insulate larger spaces with special concerns, PENTOIR SPRAY FOAM can assist you from start to finish....read more