Unlike traditional insulating materials like fiberglass and cellulose, spray foam can be used in virtually every area of your home or building. Due to its versatility, spray foam is also ideal for problematic and difficult-to-insulate areas. Whereas fiberglass batts often provide inconsistent R-values along a plane, spray foam fills in every gap, crack, and void to create an ideal insulative layer. As Nashville's premier spray foam installer, E3 INNOVATE is proud to be the first spray foam company in the Southeast to utilize Icynene’s 100% water-blown products, which do not use any environmentally harmful chemicals.
Increase your comfort
Because many homes have air conditioning ductwork going through their attics, which can reach temperatures up to 140 degrees during the summer, air conditioners are forced to work overtime. Because of this, attics are the most common area of a home to utilize spray foam insulation. Ever notice that rooms with access to the attic are colder in the winter and hotter in the summer? Spray foaming your attic brings it into the conditioned space of your home, dramatically improving the comfort of the adjacent rooms and lowering the load on your air conditioner. Crawlspaces and other areas where traditional insulation is difficult to install benefit from spray foam as well.
Enjoy more usable space
When an attic is spray foamed, it is brought into the conditioned space of the house. Because of this, a previously unusable attic can now be converted into a game room, a play area, or safe storage for furniture and other belongings. Plus, spray foam acts as a terrific sound deadener, which can be used in any part of the home you wish to make quieter.
I see that you use Icynene®, which is an environmentally-friendly spray foam. Does that mean it is not as effective as traditional spray foam?
Not at all. Take Corvettes for example (I’ll take two, thank you!). Although no one disputes the beauty of the pre-emissions-era 1967 Stingray, the 2014 Stingray is indisputably faster, even though it gets much better mileage and pollutes less. The same goes for Icynene®. It performs better than standard spray foam, without depleting the ozone. But I digress. Getting back to Corvettes…
How long will I have to leave my house while the spray foam cures?
Depending on the house and the project, the house will have to be vacant for between 4 and 24 hours (we'll give you plenty of notice). This might be the perfect opportunity for a speedy in-and-out visit to your brother-in-law’s house.
I’ve heard that using spray foam underneath roof decking will shorten the life of the shingles and void the roof’s warranty. Is this true?
Years ago, when spray foam was first being used, some roofing companies feared that the increased heat deflection caused by spray foam would speed up the deterioration of roofing shingles. Upon further testing and inspection, however, these fears were found to be, well, unfounded. Although this myth still exists, you’ll be happy to know that spray foam will not void your roof’s warranty. As for the shortened lifespan of the shingles, there is some validity to it! A 30-year shingle might be shortened to a 29-year-and-8-month shingle. (In other words, you have nothing to worry about.)