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How do I know if I need spray foam or cellulose wall insulation?

The simple answer is to place your hand on the walls facing the exterior of your home. If you are inside your warm home in the winter and the walls are cool to the touch...YOU NEED IT. If your furnace is kicking on every hour (or worse every few minutes) YOU NEED IT!

Contact Us to see how inexpensively we can insulate your home!

Did you know that almost NO homes built before 1970 in Michigan have insulation in their exterior walls? The few homes that do have any exterior wall insulation do not even meet current Michigan Energy Code requirements.

We retro-fit foam into existing exterior walls! Spray foam insulation in your exterior walls can reduce your heating and cooling bills by more than 40%! That is more than cellulose, fiberglass, or wool attic insulation can do.

Spray Foam Insulation

All spray foam insulation products are not created equal, and some are in fact considered dangerous due to toxic emissions during installation and over the life of the product. Ms. Green Construction has researched the available products and selected the best performing and safest product available, Tripolymer Spray Foam Insulation.

Unlike Urea-Formaldehyde products, which have been banned in several countries, the Tripolymer Foam Insulation used by Ms. Green Construction emits no toxic gasses during installation or over the life of the product. In fact, even under combustion, our insulation emits less dangerous toxins than the natural white pine used to construct many homes!

Tripolymer Foam Insulation is:

Be aware that many contractors will use Urea-Formaldehyde products which can not only emit dangerous gasses into your indoor air, but are also costly to remove and can lower the value of your home!

Installation

Polyurethane foams come in separate containers, and is injected into your exterior walls. This process can be done on sided as well as brick homes. Our foam is ideal for Insulating and Sealing jobs that require a product designed for spray application over large surface areas or for filling large voids and gaps. Our process is a chemically cured foam system. Dispensed through a dispensing tool, the foam and its curing agent are mixed at the nozzle and cures very quickly.

Fast chemical curing results in a higher expansion ratio for our polyurethane foams. This makes them suitable for spray-on applications and for filing holes and cavities. They have an R-value (aged) of approximately 6.0 per inch. That is higher than any batt, cellulose, or fiberglass insulation placed in the cavities or walls.

Residential Applications

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation is rigid, lightweight, flexible, wind resistant, and effective in extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Spray foam insulation has the highest R-value per square inch of any commercially available insulation material.

Total Comfort Control, Not Just R-Value

The building envelope is a system of construction components which protect against the uncontrolled movement of heat, air, and moisture.

The true performance of your building envelope can not be measured with the R-value of the insulation alone, but must also consider air movement, moisture control, health, safety, durability, comfort, and energy efficiency.

This is true whether your building is commercial, residential, or multifamily: Spray foam addresses all these needs in addressing improvements to existing structures.

Six Mechanisms of Heat Loss through a Wall or Ceiling That Are Bad for Your Home and Your Health

  1. Conduction
  2. Radiation
  3. Convection Currents
  4. Infiltration (Wind Pressure)
  5. Intrusion (Wind Wash)
  6. Moisture Accumulation (Humidity, Dew, and Frost)

Did you know?

Spray foam insulation could be the best insulation system yet invented.

Look at the following advantages:

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