Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam – Commercial Buildings

Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam – Commercial BuildingsRising energy costs, environmental concerns and more stringent building/energy codes are contributing to the need for more energy-efficient buildings. Many builders, architects and design professionals are turning to closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) as the preferred insulation/air barrier system for commercial construction and retrofits. CcSPF with Honeywell blowing agents can be used on walls, slabs/foundations and as a roofing system.

ccSPF with Honeywell blowing agents offers:

Flexibility as roofing material

  • Estimated service life of over 30 years
  • Can be sprayed directly on a new roof, used for tear-off replacement or applied over an existing roof

Superior wall assembly

  • Maintains an effective R-value
  • Reduces or eliminates unwanted air and moisture movement in the building envelope
  • ccSPF is monolithic and doesn’t require fasteners therefore it helps prevent “thermal bridging” which can reduce insulation effectiveness in steel framed walls or when metal fasteners are required

Excellent below-grade performance

  • Protects structure from compression and expansion due to frost, moisture and water infiltration
  • Can help minimize mold/mildew growth, reduce maintenance costs and prolong building life

Other benefits include:

  • Ability to simplify air barrier system design
  • Compatibility with other materials/systems
  • Ease of application
  • Can qualify for rebates, tax credits and green certification

†Since many variables impact ccSPF material and installation costs, it is preferable to discuss the project budget, return on investment (ROI), potential energy savings and possible tx credits or green certification (e.g. LEED credits) with the SPF manufacturer or contractor.