This page contains a brief summary of research done by The US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, The Canadian National Research Council and others. These studies show why Enviro Foam is better than Conventional Fiber Insulations such as Fiberglass, Cellulose, and Rockwool.
Enviro Foam is spray applied as a liquid and expands as a foam. As such it fills every single nook, cranny, crevice, hole, crack, and gap making a perfect continuous air-tight seal every time, regardless of complex framing and penetrations.
Enviro Foam has a "Real World" R-Value that is un compromised by external forces like temperature and wind. Fiber Insulations such as Fiberglass, Cellulose, and Rockwool merely slow down convection which accounts for 80% of heat loss. As the temperature drops, convection currents speed up and Fiber Insulations loose their effectiveness at slowing them down. Enviro Foam on the other hand stops convection. Wind is not a factor either for Enviro Foam due to its continuous air-tight seal.
Enviro Foam is its own building code approved Thermal Insulation, Air Barrier, and Vapour Barrier. It's closed cell structure stops convection currents, which eliminates condensation, moisture, and mold.
Enviro Foam adds structural strength to a building. It's rigid structure increases shear and racking strength by 300%.
Enviro Foam improves indoor air quality and comfort. Since it creates a continuous air-tight seal, dust and other exterior pollutants cannot enter the building. Also it does not contain any fibers, loose particles, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or CFCs (Chloro Fluoro Carbons) that can contaminate indoor air quality.
Enviro Foam increases comfort by decreasing noise. A building sprayed with Enviro Foam is much quieter; it decreases the noise from both the exterior environment and interior mechanical systems.
Enviro Foam is environmentally friendly. Enviro Foam is made from annually renewable Soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles. It also utilizes a Zero Ozone Depletion Substance (Zero ODS) blowing agent. A building that is insulated and sealed with Enviro Foam will also use 50% to 80% less energy, reducing fossil fuel usage and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the 2003 NRC Survey of Household Energy Use, the average 2000 sq. ft. home can reduce it's GHG emissions by 4.1 tonnes, the equivalent of taking 676 SUVs off the road.
Enviro Foam has the highest R-Value.R-Value is a measurement of thermal resistance. A higher R-Value means a greater ability to resist heat flow. Enviro Foam has the highest R-Value (7 per inch) of any insulation product available today.
The colder it gets outside the less effective Fiber Insulations such as Fiberglass, Cellulose and Rockwool are at keeping you warm inside. Enviro Foam has a “real world” R-Value which is not affected by external forces like temperature. Studies found that Fiberglass Insulation looses nearly half its R-Value with outside temperatures of -28°C. The same is true for all other Fiber Insulations such as Cellulose and Rockwool.
If you would like to learn more about Enviro Foam and Spray Foam Insulation in general, please visit our How Enviro Foam Works page, our Frequently Asked Questions page, and read our report "The 7 Criteria of Highly Efficient Insulation". If you have any more questions or would like more information please Contact Us directly. We look forward to helping you "save more than just your money."