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How SPF insulation works on masonry and stonework

1 Jul 2015 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Can SPF insulation be installed on bricks and stonework?

SPF insulation is the leading insulation solution because of its flexible installation and durability. SPF insulation is installed in liquid format by combining two compounds (isocyanate and polyol fiber) during application. The two variables begin the instant expansion process up to twenty times in thickness upon contact and adhere to the substrate.

There are two types of SPF insulation: open-cell and closed-cell. If you’re installing insulation in an interior setting, open-cell is lighter because the cells are formed with air. Open-cell SPF insulation can absorb water and isn’t as energy-efficient, but it is still a good solution.

Closed-cell SPF insulation is formed when the cells inside the foam are completely sealed off and the pockets inside are filled with gas, not air. This means the closed-cell SPF is heavier, stronger, and more energy-efficient than open-cell. You can learn more about the difference and benefits of open-cell vs. closed-cell SPF insulation here.

SPF insulation and masonry

Home and business owners may wonder, “Can SPF work with bricks or stones?” And the answer is, “Absolutely!” SPF’s unique bonding nature creates a strong and lasting connection with bricks and stones. This is very helpful for older buildings with masonry or concrete in its structure.

SPF insulation is an exceptional energy solution because of how the SPF liquid invades and fills any exposed cracks or seams, including aged masonry. This ensures even the oldest brickwork will repel water and last well beyond its normal shelf life. SPF insulation hardens within only a few minutes of contact and has 90% of final weight sustainability in less than ten minutes.

R&A Contracting helps home and business owners alike receive the best energy savings by installing SPF insulation. Whether it’s bricks, stones, metal, or any other building structure, you can install SPF insulation inside your walls and across cracks and crevices to keep your energy bills low and your environment comfortable for years to come.

Call R&A Contracting to learn more about SPF insulation today.

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