We asked the team at Icynene-Lapolla what all the hype is about surrounding spray foam insulation. They gave us a few reasons, and introduced us to their latest products, at PCBC 2019.
"We see an accelerated adoption of spray foam because of three converging events," says Aaron Kralovic, Icynene-Lapolla's director of strategic accounts & business development. "One, we have much more savvy, energy-conscious homeowners. You couple that with ever-increasing costs in our utility and energy bills, and then couple that with a dilemma that faces most builders, with the more stringent energy and building code standards that they need to achieve."
Kralovic also mentioned that their spray foam products can be installed in a day by a certified crew, and can help with sound attenuation in dense buildings and neighborhoods.
Lapolla's latest product is Foam-Lok 750, an denser open cell insulation, or a "tweener" foam, that makes it easier transition from closed cell to open cell. Foam-Lok can achieve an R-22 in a 2 by 6 wall assemblies, is air impermeable, and is designed to help builders meet strict code requirements.
On the Icynene side, the newest product is OC No-Mix Insulation. This open cell spray foam insulation features energy savings, easy application, sound attenuation, and improved indoor air quality.