Every year as storm season rolls around, millions fear for the safety of their family as well as the safety of their home. Hurricane season in New England is defined as June 1 to November 30. However, 75 percent of the 40 tropical systems that have impacted our region in the past century have struck during the months of August and September.
Add Strength to Your Home
Spray foam is used as a high-performance adhesive. If you mix the A and B sides of spray foam together, the curing liquid sticks to everything. This creates a strong bond with most any type of surface. In a foam form, the curing polyurethane adhesive rises to fill small gaps between irregular surfaces. This is closed cell spray foam. It reduces excess waste and energy consumption in buildings by up to 50% while adding strength—R-value (7 per inch).
Used in Construction Industry
Polyurethane adhesives are used to bond gypsum board to framing, especially in manufactured housing applications. Two inches of closed cell spray foam between wall stud framing can provide nearly the same racking strength as a half inch of oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing, according to sprayfoam.com. The same application of closed cell foam below the roof deck, between the rafters and trusses (new construction or retrofit), can increase the wind uplift resistance by a factor of three. It can also provide a secondary water barrier if the roof shingles fail.
You worked hard to put the roof over your family’s head. Don’t let a storm carry it away! Contact us and ask how you can get closed cell spray foam in your home today!