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KC Spray Foam: Improving Comfort & Providing Sound Control

If you follow our blog, you have read our thoughts on the many benefits associated with urethane spray foam insulation – ranging from improving your home’s comfort to the added efficiency it can provide. It’s also worth noting you can expect to experience improved sound control when you insulate your home with KC Spray Foam!

We use Demilec’s SEALECTION 500 spray foam insulation to insulate, air seal and control sound in a single application. This is an effective way to reduce noise as you seal in comfort! In fact, one of the most overlooked features of open cell urethane foam is how quiet a home is after installation. Customers tell us on a regular basis they are surprised at how quiet the home is after we foam, and that it is one of the most impressive features!

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Roof Coatings Can Keep your Home or Business Cool This Summer in Kansas City


What is a Roof Coating?

Do you have a leaky roof? A leaky roof can be expensive to repair especially if you have water damage. Beyond that, it also produces hazardous conditions such as injuries and health related issues due to mold exposure. At KC Spray Foam, we offer roofing coating services for the residents in Kansas City. Roof coatings can seal leaks and create a barrier against moisture and water. It also insulates homes by keeping your attic cool during hot summers, and warm during cold winters.

Roof coating, offered by KC Spray Foam, consists of spray applied polyurea roof coating and a closed cell roofing spray foam. Both products can be used on flat or sloped commercial roofs.

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Reduce Stack Effect: Insulate with KC Spray Foam from the Top Down

If you live in a climate like Kansas City, where the difference between the indoor temperature and the outdoor temperature in winter months can be significant, you likely experience stack effect in your home. Stack effect is the movement of air in and out of your home driven by the difference in indoor/outdoor air density as a result of temperature and moisture differences. You’re paying for that because you’re losing heat, but KC Spray Foam’s spray on insulation can help correct this.

Since most homes are not totally sealed (think about potential holes:  electrical outlets, can lights, chimney, etc.), as cold air enters, the warmer indoor air rises up and escapes at the top of the home through ventilation openings or other leakage points – adding to your heat cost. Stack effect can also cause moisture problems, frosted windows, moisture freezing on your roof’s underside and mold growth. More dangerously, it can introduce radon gas, and backdraft gas appliances causing CO2 problems.

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Roof Coatings Kansas City: Storm Damage & SPF

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This is the busiest season for our roof coatings Kansas City business. Take a few minutes to watch the video above to see some of the practical benefits of a spray foam coated roof. While the Honeywell job featured was performed by another contractor in California, it does a good job demonstrating the benefits these systems provide.

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Benefits of Commercial Roof Coatings in Kansas City

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Repairing or replacing a commercial roof can be very expensive. If you’re facing repair or replacement, consider the benefits commercial roof coatings can provide for your application first. You’ll likely find you can save 50% or more and will end up with a better roof!

At KC Spray Foam, we offer two types of roof coatings – a spray applied polyurea roof coating and a closed cell roofing spray foam. Both products work well on flat or sloped commercial roofs. We use products from Volatile Free, Inc., the original manufacturer of Polyurea Hybrid Aluminum Elastomer Roof Coatings. Its VFI-730 Spray Foam and VFI-540 Spray Polyurea Hybrid Aluminum Elastomer Roof Coating form a superior, advanced monolithic roofing system that will encapsulate and protect your roof better than other roofing systems.

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Commercial Roof Coatings in Kansas City

Consider Commercial Roof Coatings for your Kansas City Business

April showers bring … leaky roofs! Unfortunately this will be the case for some commercial roofs this spring. If you know your commercial roof is in need of repair, this is the time to fix those leaks! At KC Spray Foam, in addition to our spray foam insulation applications, we also provide roof coatings Kansas City. This is a spray applied polyurea roof coating and a closed cell roofing spray foam. Both products work well on flat or sloped commercial roofs.

How Roof Coatings Work

Polyurea is self-flashing and completely seals joints, seams and roof penetrations. With this technology, we can coat and protect your roof – saving you thousands in potential replacement cost. Most of the time the existing roof cover doesn’t even have to be torn off!

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Meet Daryn: Sales, KC Spray Foam

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Meet our Experienced Staff at KC Spray Foam

This year marks the one year anniversary of KC Spray Foam - and what a year it's been! Over the past year, we have established a presence in the Kansas City market, and a lot of our success can be attributed to Daryn Britton, who handles sales for this location.

Daryn has been with the company since our first month of business. Daryn holds a Business Management degree from Kansas State University, and previously worked in sales/sales management roles throughout the construction industry. His construction background, in particular, has served him well in his role at KC Spray Foam.

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Where to use Spray Foam

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The Benefits of Spray Foam in Kansas City are Endless

Years ago, traditional fiberglass was only available in the insulation industry. Thanks to advancing technology, today many homeowners know have the option of using spray foam over fiberglass. Spray foam has become extremely popular due to its numerous benefits. Unlike fiberglass, spray foam creates an air barrier by sealing cracks and voids. At KC Spray Foam, we offer both closed and open cell spray foam to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your utility bills. Our spray foam can be applied in attics, ceilings, crawlspaces, garages, basements, and more. Our team of experts are trained and certified to determine the best insulation solution for your Kansas City home.

Attic Insulation

If you live in a warm climate, you probably know the struggles of maintaining a cool home. Cooling your home can become expensive. KC Spray offers the perfect solution so you can save money every month. We offer attic insulation by applying spray foam. First, our team of experts will locate any air leakage, then seal them. Common holes are usually found around vents, light fixtures, fans, and air ducts. By sealing voids and cracks, we can preserve air before spray foam installation. We offer both closed and open cell spray foam depending on your insulation needs. Open cell spray traps air inside its foam and creates an airtight seal. Closed cell uses a blowing agent, called hydrofluoro-carbon, to trap the blowing agent in the cells and provide insulation.

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Your Energy Bill and Your Attic - How they Correlate

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If you live in Kansas City, you probably are aware of the fluctuating temperatures, hot summers, and frigid winters. It can be difficult trying to keep your home cool during hot summer months. As a result, you may notice a spike in your cooling bill. If you are looking for solutions to save money and preserve energy, attic insulation is the key. Insulation is not a DIY project and should be installed by a professional. At KC Spray Foam our team of experts are highly trained and certified to identify the source of your air leaks and provide the best insulation for your home. We are based in Kansas City and provide insulation services for the surrounding areas.

Since 40% of air leaks occur in the attic, make sure you seal all air leaks. Water is insulation's culprit which causes mold and mildew growth, structural damage, wasted energy, and threatens the air quality of your home. Check for common holes in the ceiling that occur in the following:

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Attic Insulation Kansas City: How Proper Insulation Can Prevent Ice Damming

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Protect your Home with Attic Insulation in Kansas City.

It has been a bitter winter in Kansas City. Over the past few months we have experienced some significant storms that brought snow, ice and record-low temperatures to the metro. Aside from this weather being unpleasant, it can also cause serious damage to your home. And poor attic insulation can be a leading cause. Consider attic insulation in Kansas City.

During recent storms it’s likely you or someone you know experienced problems as a result of ice dams – a common roof performance problem with heavy snowfall. Ice dams are the result of meltwater from further up a roof that re-freezes lower on the roof. As noted by Building Science Corporation, “the ‘dam’ created by the ridge of ice along the eaves can trap further meltwater and result in significant leakage under and through the roofing, especially shingles and metal roofing.” This can damage your home’s sheathing, roof structure, ceiling and walls below.

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Spray On Insulation Cost: Getting the Real Value Out of Spray Foam

Spray on insulation cost is initially more expensive than some traditional forms of insulation like fiberglass or cellulose. However, the payoff for the investment begins to return immediately with reduced energy costs. If you’re in the process of evaluating insulation options but want to know the true value of spray foam insulation, you need to work with a properly trained appraiser.

As more people want to know the value of green building products, the Appraisal Institute offers special training courses designed to teach appraisers how to identify green features, analyze them and assess value. An appraiser might use a form like this one to determine the value of a property’s green and energy efficient features.

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Competent Spray Foam Contractors: Key to a Successful Installation

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Choosing a Professional Spray Foam Contractor

As with any building product, improper application can result in a host of problems. If you have done research on spray foam insulation, you might have come across issues related to odor – a potential side effect of contractor error.

That’s why our spray foam contractors are all put through rigorous training. Installers must be properly trained on all aspects of spray in foam insulation, and it’s important you hire qualified contractors to ensure your spray insulation is installed right. Remember, you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet – Elvis is not alive, and properly installed spray foam insulation will not have odor issues!

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The Many Applications for Spray Foam in Kansas City


Where can Spray Foam be Used?

When it comes to insulation, spray foam is quickly becoming a very popular choice. This is because it offers a variety of benefits that other insulation methods cannot. Spray foam is more effective than other methods, both because it covers that area more completely, and because it has a higher R-value (the measure of how well a material resists the transfer of heat and air flow). The spray foam insulation process is also relatively quick and simple, meaning that it is more convenient for many homeowners. KC Spray Foam is the expert on spray foam insulation installation in the Kansas City area.

One of the best ways to save on your heating bill is to have your attic insulated. Spray foam is a great choice for attic insulation, as it can be easily sprayed onto the ceiling or floor of the attic to seal out the cold. If you have a vented attic space, the spray foam can be applied to the floor of the attic, insulating the ceiling below. If your attic is not vented, spray foam is applied directly to the underside of the the roof between the joists, completely insulating the attic from the cold outside.

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How Much Better Is Spray Foam for a Kansas City Winter?

Cold Kansas City Winters Call For Spray Foam Insulation

Why is Spray Foam Better?

Although the weather in Kansas is generally fairly mild, Kansas City winters can be brutally cold. For this reason, it is important for your to make sure that your home is adequately prepared for winter weather. The best way to keep your family warm and cozy this winter is to see that your home has sufficient insulation, especially if you live in an older home, as older homes can lack proper insulation. If you are experiencing draftiness in your home, or if your furnace is having a difficult time keeping your home warm, consider investing in spray foam insulation services from KC Spray Foam. We provide Kansas City residents with quality insulation services.

Why choose spray foam, you ask? Spray foam offers a variety of advantages that most traditional methods of insulation lack. When done correctly, spray foam insulation can help regulate the temperature in your home and make your home more energy efficient. Some of the benefits of choosing spray foam insulation include:

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Spray Foam Cost: Sprayed Insulation Per Square Foot

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Spray Foam Insulation Costs

“What’s the spray foam cost per square foot?” This is the top question we get asked, and we normally try to answer through another question or two. You see, the answer goes beyond square footage for us. In order to provide our potential customers with an accurate cost estimate we need more details, like what kind of spray foam insulation will work best for the application, what needs to be sprayed, what’s the size of the job, and what’s the level of technical difficulty – will we be working from the ground or will scaffolding need to be built, like in this image? These factors can make a big difference in expense.

With that said, it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for. Sprayed insulation is more expensive than traditional methods, but it’s also an investment that pays off for years to come. When compared against other building materials, you will see sprayed insulation is actually a lower cost material than many others. This is when you need to consider:  “What’s the return on investment or value of spray foam insulation compared to other products on the jobsite?” As you can see, all of the materials in this example cost more, but will they give you a better ROI or value?

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Things You Might Not Think to Insulate

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Do you ever wonder why your energy bill is so high? You could be wasting thousands of dollars every year because of improper insulation. KC Spray Foam can insulate your home for optimal energy efficiency. We feature open and closed cell spray foams and polyurea roof coatings. At KC Spray Foam, we don't just insulate attics. We cover the entire house from top to bottom. We can also be your garage insulation Kansas City team. Our trained employees and quality products make us the best insulation team in your service area.

Crawl Space Insulation Kansas City

Is your crawl space ventilated? If your crawl space is unventilated, call KC Spray Foam to seal and insulate your crawl space. Insulating the walls, instead of the floors, can protect the pipes from freezing. Code and modern building science prefers this method. The crawl space must also have a air barrier. Let our professionals inspect your space. We can be your crawl space insulation Kansas City service team.

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Insulation Kansas City: The Truth Behind R-Values

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Insulating Your Kansas City Home

Insulation in your home is meant to stop the movement of heat. The more effective your insulation is at reducing heat flow, the lower you can expect your heating and cooling costs to be. You will often hear insulation efficacy discussed in terms of R-value, which is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. R-value is the reciprocal of U-factor. According to this concept, the higher the R-value is, the better the building insulation’s effectiveness.

This gets confusing because the concept might lead you to believe that more insulation is the best solution, when in fact there is a diminishing return on investment for increasing R-values. Remember, R-value only measures one of the factors that dictates how home insulation will perform. Heat moves in and out of buildings in four ways:  by conduction, convection, radiation and air infiltration. R-value is only related to conduction and does not address these other forms of movement.

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Is Spray Foam Right For My Kansas City Home?

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Spray Foam in Your Kansas City Home

Insulation is an important part of every home and building. New technology has been developed over the years to meet the growing demand for energy efficiency. KC Spray Foam has the best products used in the industry along with the experts to do it right. Choosing spray foam for your Kansas City home has many advantages. Our open cell and closed cell foams seal up areas where air gets through and gets into hard to reach irregular areas. These foams do more than what the traditional fiberglass insulation can do. Another advantage to installing spray foam is it will not be a source of food for mold to grow. This will keep the air quality of your home safer for you and your family. Spray foam can prevent pests from entering and nesting in the walls of your home. It won't be damaged by water and won't shrink over time. You will also notice a significant savings on your utility bills using spray foam insulation.

Types of Kansas City Spray Foam

KC Spray Foam uses both open and closed cell spray foams. Open cell spray foam is a semi-rigid 1/2 pound per cubic foot spray foam and is low density. It is designed to be used indoors only. Because the cells are open, it relies on the trapping of the air inside of the foam which then insulates the air seal. The blowing agent in open cell spray foam is water. There are no toxic gases released into the air using this process. This type of spray foam works for new construction, remodels, agricultural buildings and commercial buildings. This type of spray foam is not to be used outdoors.

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Spray Foam for Your Attic Insulation Kansas City: Why It’s a Good Idea to Have a Conditioned Attic Assembly

Sealection 500: Attic Insulation Kansas City

Most new homes have some kind of duct work or HVAC unit in the attic. What they are likely missing is proper insulation to maximize energy efficiency. If you have an unfinished attic, having it properly insulated could save you 10 to 50 percent on your heating bill. Efficiency is also improved in warmer months; a well-insulated attic will keep your home’s temperature stable, making it easier and less expensive to cool.

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Happy Holidays from KC Spray Foam

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As 2013 draws to a close and our one-year anniversary in Kansas City nears, we are proud of the strides our company has made in the market in a short time. We are grateful for your friendship, referrals and support, and look forward to working with you in KC for many years to come.

From our KC Spray Foam family to you and yours, we wish you a joyful holiday and all the best for 2014!!

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