What is Expanding Foam?
It's easy to see why Expanding Foam has become more popular than more traditional fibreglass or cellulose insulation. Expanding foam is easy and quick to install. You simply spray it into the cavity you want to fill and the insulating foam expands to up to 100 times its size to fill the gap. It then hardens as it cures to form an airtight seal (it is best done by professional tradesmen to ensure safety and correct application).
Expanding Foam is more efficient with a R value between 3.8 to 6.8 per inch, compared with 3.5 per inch for fibreglass, and 3 to 4 per inch for cellulose. It can then as much as halve your energy bill, in turn making your home more valuable. Expanding foam is permanent - it does not sag or shrink over time so should not need replacing or reapplying.
What is Expanding Foam Used For?
Expanding Foam can be used in almost any cavity, and on any surface. The foam can be sprayed into;
- Air conditioning
- Floor registers
- Wall joints
- Gaps around windows and doors
As well as keeping heat in when it is cold, spray foam helps to keep things out such as heat when it is hot. This reduces your air conditioning costs, moisture and mould, allergens such as pollen, pests such as insects and mice, and so on. So expanding foam insulation is the smart choice for insulating homes and other buildings.
Choosing your Expanding Foam
We offer an extensive range of expanding foam and spray insulation to help when you are using them. Our range of Expanding Foam includes products from Everbuild.
These include Exact Gap. This gives a smaller expansion size for more precise application. Our Fire Foam is specially formulated to be fire resistant for up to 2 hours. This ideal for use in both your home and in commercial properties required to conform to safety regulations.
Our Fix and Fill spray foam cures and hardens in about an hour for getting the job done quickly.
Gun Grade spray foam, is for use in foam guns and ideal for use by the construction industry professional.
We have a similar variety of products from the Bond-It brand, all available in both aerosol cans (with applicator tube), or suitable to be used in a foam gun. Also from Bond-It we offer foam guns for a great price, from less than £20, that are suitable for professional use.
We have products for cleaning your Expanding Foam Gun. These include Foam Eater for removing expanding insulation foam if you need to correct mistakes, or if you decide to remodel your home. So we can provide all of the expanding foam and spray insulation products you need to best insulate your homes and buildings.