With spray foam, you can lower construction costs, meet or exceed today’s stringent building code requirements, and provide your customers with the benefits of spray foam.
- Likely Lower Construction Costs
- by reducing the amount of added air sealing required to meet code requirements. Spray foam acts as both insulation and an air barrier that seals the building envelope, reducing the need for additional air sealant materials. Also, some jurisdictions require air tightness tests to prove compliance. A spray foam building assembly can be tested before the drywall is applied, which could save you time and avoid costly repairs if defects are found.
- by reducing construction time. Spray foam fits into hard to reach places and can be applied directly onto existing roof coverings, which could eliminate the need for costly and time consuming tear-off and replacement.
- by taking advantage of tax incentives. Spray foam may qualify you for tax credits and incentives.
- Meet or Exceed Building Code Requirements
- States and localities continue to adopt codes that encourage or mandate increased energy efficiency. Spray foam roofs and insulation can help you meet or exceed stringent building and energy codes.
- Builders participating in programs such as Energy Star, LEED, and NAHB Green Building Certification may qualify for streamlined inspections and reduced fees. Spray foam can help you meet the energy efficiency requirements of each of these programs, potentially eliminating the need for a local code official inspection of energy elements.
- Provide Your Customers with the Benefits of Spray Foam
Whether it’s a home or office building, strip mall or corner store, owners are concerned about building performance and energy efficiency. Spray foam can help you provide long-term value to your customer. With spray foam, your customers can enjoy many benefits like energy efficiency, durability, low maintenance, leak-resistance, wind protection, and comfortable, draft-free homes or buildings. Click below to learn more:
Spray foam is an excellent way that you can provide energy reductions to your customers.* The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) conducted a life cycle assessment of spray foam insulation. The results of the study show that the energy and environmental benefits from spray foam insulation used in new residential construction and commercial roofing retrofits far outweigh the embodied energy and embodied environmental impacts. Learn more about SPFA’s life cycle assessment of spray foam insulation.
* Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.
Choose a Professional Spray Foam Contractor
- When including spray foam in your building project, consider working with a trained, professional SPF contractor.
- For example, look for a contractor who has completed specialized training programs, such as the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training.
- Consider asking your professional SPF contractor about professional certifications that he or she may have earned