The Diamond Spray Foam Overview
Spray polyurethane foam, commonly referred to as SPF is a spray-applied insulating foam plastic that is installed
as a liquid and then expands many times its original size. Spray polyurethane foam can be adjusted and have many
different physical properties depending on the use desired.
For example, the same basic raw materials that can
make insulation foam semi-rigid and soft to the touch also creates high density roofing foam that is resistant
to foot traffic and water. Specialized equipment is used to apply the spray polyurethane foam and proper technical
training is important in order to get the best results.
Spray polyurethane foam is the king of building materials for multitasking. For moisture it can provide high
levels of R-Value, while providing air barriers and assistance in moister control in buildings. For roofing,
spray polyurethane foam insulates and eliminates thermal bridging through fasteners or gaps in decking while
providing a long-lasting roofing system that has a life that can be extended by re-coating or recovering in
an average of > 10 – 15 years. As a result spray polyurethane foam is used in a wide variety of applications
including, but is not limited to:
- Air barriers
- Commercial and residential insulation in walls, ceilings,
attics and basements
- Industrial insulation for pipes and tanks, cold storage facilities, freezers,
walk-in coolers, and climate controlled buildings such as produce storage and clean rooms
- Flotation for boats, ships, barges, floating docks, etc.
- Higher density spray polyurethane foam has been used to increase the structural strength of wings in airplanes.