A SEAMLESS, AIRTIGHT SOLUTION
Lapolla's insulation system for interior walls & lofts provides a seamless airtight solution…which, unlike conventional insulation materials, is spray applied.
Insulation is one of the most important aspects of the specification of a home for a number of reasons:
- Thermal efficiency
- Achieves maximum U-values Air tightness
- Thermal conductivity as low as 0.025 W/mk
- Eliminates air infiltration
- Fast to apply and quick to cure
- Flexibility in use
- One solution, many applications
Spray foam insulation is designed for internal walls and lofts, but can also be applied to floors, soffits and, with minimal change in formulation, can be used for cavity wall insulation and stabilization.
WHAT IS AN AIRTIGHT HOME?
Designing, building or retrofitting an AirTight home is a professional approach to identifying traditional building envelope problems and correcting them through the use of spray foam insulation and other air sealing products. Conventional insulation products do not address many of the building envelope concerns that exist today such as:
- Air infiltration
- Vapor Drive
- Non-Conventional Framing
- Non-ventilated attics/crawl spaces
Insulation should add value to energy savings, indoor air quality, safety, durability and comfort. AirTight SprayFoam insulation is designed to meet all of these demands. With the addition of AirTight SprayFoam, homeowner’s gain “peace of mind” that their home delivers maximum protection against energy loss and maximum comfort for their family.
AFFORDABLE ENERGY UPGRADES
Home energy upgrades are more affordable today than ever before!
WHAT KIND OF HOME INSULATION SOLUTIONS DO YOU PROVIDE?
Re-insulating part, or all, of your home. Through our energy assessment, we present to you the parts of your home that require the most insulation to decrease your energy loss. Usually this involves adding spray foam insulation to your attic, crawl space(s) and/or walls.
You can also retrofit part of your home that has never had insulation. We’ll assess these areas and provide a spray foam insulation estimate to maintain a low energy use. Occasionally homeowners need a wall, ceiling or flooring insulated to prevent drafts.
New Home Insulation
Have a new home being built, or have construction already in progress? Request for a spray foam estimate once the foundation and frame have been completed. Our insulators can provide an estimate at this level of construction.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SPRAY FOAM?
Installing spray foam insulation will help save you and your household money every year. The spray foam will seal air within the property and help prevent heat loss; this will make it cheaper to warm your home in the winter and help you save money every year. If you wish to sell your home in the future, buyers will find buying your property with a more attractive option. The savings begin immediately upon installation.
As our spray foam insulation is installed, you will find that your home is more comfortable than ever before. Drafts will be a thing of the past as they will be eliminated in your home. The seal created by the spray foam installation will help reduce cold and hot spots within the home as gaps are closed. This contributes to an even temperature within your property. If your home is near a noisy area, you will not have to suffer anymore as the spray foam seal will help reduce the effect of noise.
Lapolla’s AirTight spray foam insulation has many protective benefits for the home. It restricts air movement, which stops moisture accumulation so that the possibility of mould growth is less likely to occur. A huge benefit of spray foam insulation is that it helps deter pests from entering your home. Once the spray foam has solidified, pests of all kinds will find it difficult to enter your home through the now sealed areas.
Many illnesses like asthma and allergies are often caused by airborne pollutants such as dust, dirt, carbon monoxide and many more. By choosing spray foam insulation, your home will be sealed from a wide range of pollutants in the air. Many customers notice a positive difference in their health after installation.
Spray foam insulation can help support the overall structure of your property. This is dependent on the application and thickness of the spray foam on installation.
Current guidelines recommend up to 10 inches of insulation in your loft. This is usually added to the ground, rather than the roof line, which results in the loss of your storage area, due to not being able to refit floor boards after installation. By implementing spray foam insulation to the roof line, you regain the lost 10 inches, thus increasing storage, height and practicality. Reclaim your loft space!
MANUFACTURER LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY*
All spray foam installations are carried out by Lapolla / AirTight licensed installers.
*See manufacturer guidelines and requirements.
LAPOLLA'S ENERGY EVALUATION TOOLS
BLOWER DOOR TEST
A blower door test is used to help determine the “AirTightness” of a home. How they work – A blower door is a powerful fan that mounts into the frame of an exterior door. The fan pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. The higher outside air pressure then flows in through all unsealed cracks and openings. This test determines the air infiltration rate of a building.
An effective way to determine the heat loss or gain in a building envelope is by using thermal imaging photography. Thermal imaging identifies leaks where air may be entering or exiting a building by displaying warmer areas with a distinct RED color, as it stands out against cooler areas.
CRAWL SPACE APPLICATION
Traditional crawlspaces are designed to be ventilated for the purpose of air movement and moisture control. In this type of application spray foam is applied between the floor joists and directly to the sub floor sheathing to protect the interior of the structure from unwanted air infiltration, ground gases, insects, rodents and heat loss.
Non ventilated crawl spaces have become very popular over the past decade. In a non vented crawlspace, spray foam is applied directly to the exterior foundation walls and rim joists to create an air tight thermal barrier between the crawlspace and the exterior climate. Additionally, a vapor barrier is installed over the ground to keep ground moisture from entering the crawlspace.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation can be used in two common ways to insulate your attic space and protect your home from in climate weather and moisture related damages – Vented and Non-Vented Attic spaces.
In a Vented attic, insulation is used on the attic floor to insulate the living space from seasonal heat and/or cold. Spray foam is used where traditional insulation would be; between the floor joists. The rest of the attic (ie: the roof assembly) is left un-insulated and ventilation is incorporated into the gable, soffit, and ridge vents throughout the roof structure.
In a Non-Vented attic, insulation is applied directly to the underside of the roof sheathing to insulate the entire attic from seasonal heat and/or cold. Spray foam is installed between the roof rafters, along the soffit areas and directly to all exterior surfaces such as gable walls, dormers, etc., to produce an air tight building envelope.
Airflow through cracks and holes in the walls, ceiling and floor is referred to as air infiltration. In addition to the use of spray foam, air infiltration is minimized by caulking and sealing the building envelope. A home that is not sealed for air infiltration will be uncomfortable due to drafts and will use about 30% more energy than a well sealed home. Controlling air infiltration is one of the most cost-effective energy-efficiency measures in modern construction practices.
FIND A CONTRACTOR NEAR YOU!
We have approved Lapolla spray foam installers all across Ireland. Let us put you in touch with one near you for a free home assessment and insulation survey.