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How Our Equipment Benefits Your Home Insulation

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If you’re weighing the cost benefit of spray foam insulation for your home or business, it’s important to consider the quality of products being used, as well as the experience of your contractor and the capabilities of the equipment. We have talked about the investments we make in our employees and products; at KC Spray Foam we also take our equipment investment seriously to ensure proper home insulation KC. In fact, it’s safe to say there are not many spray foam contractors in the county that could parallel our rig.

You can think of ours as a mobile factory. It’s totally self-contained, with a generator and air compressor on board. Produced by Rogers, Minn.-based EnDiSys, a company that engineers every aspect of its spray rigs, the trailer and truck boxes are built to the company’s specifications. The generator/compressor systems are built in-house from start to finish. “This allows us to lower lead times, increase quality control and provide better technical support,” explained Mike Flander with EnDiSys technical services. “Each system we produce is designed with input from the customer. Right now, we have a fully portable cart system in-house that includes a compressor, built on a skid, that will fit through a 36” door – a very unique application that required significant engineering and experience to get a design that would fit the customers’ needs and allow them to significantly reduce costs on a job that might otherwise not been possible.”

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Now is the Time to Insulate your Kansas City Home

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As Temperatures Drop Insulation is the Answer

As the winter sets in and the days and nights get colder, if your home is not properly insulated, you will not only be more uncomfortable in your cold home, but you will be letting expensive heat seep out, costing you money. Kansas City has some very cold winder days. Making sure you have the proper insulation in your home is important. It will save you money and keep you warm on those cold Kansas City winter days. The professionals at KC Spray Foam can help you by installing our spray foam insulation in your home.

Spray foam insulation has many advantages and is the future of insulation. The advantages are financial savings, health, building efficiency and a greener environment. Spray foam expands and seals every void, keeping any air from getting through.

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Insulating Your Metal Buildings - Spray Foam Is The Answer

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Insulating Metal Buildings Using Spray Foam

Spray foam polyurethane can provide excellent insulation and weatherproofing for metal buildings. This type of spray foam forms an integral bond with metal building surfaces and conforms to irregular surface and provides an effective air seal. Spray foam can be applied to both the interior and exterior of metal buildings. This is the best method of insulating a metal building. The traditional fiberglas is not capable of providing a complete air seal or vapor barrier. During humid weather, metal buildings sweat. The moisture will damage the building and can create mold and mildew behind fiberglas insulation. For your metal building spray foam needs, contact KC Spray Foam.

The team at KC Spray Foam has the experience and products needed to insulate your metal buildings. Making sure the right method is used for insulating metal buildings is important. These buildings are susceptible to condensation created by outside temperatures. Sealection 500 and Heatlok Soy200 are ideal products to insulate metal buildings. These products are made by Demilec, the leading manufacturer of spray foam insulation.

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Commercial Spray Foam Insulation: Benefits Extend Beyond Home Applications

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Often times when people think of spray foam insulation, they are thinking about new home construction. However, much of the work we do at KC Spray Foam is for commercial applications. For these jobs, we primarily rely on Demilec’s Heatlok Soy 200 Plus closed cell spray foam to meet our customers’ insulation needs. The image above is from a job where we used the closed cell spray foam on the exterior of a commercial building. Siding or brick will be provided as the final finish to the building’s exterior.

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Happy Thanksgiving from KC Spray Foam

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As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, we would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to you, our friends, followers and customers. As we approach our one-year anniversary in Kansas City this spring, we are thankful for the presence we have grown in the area and look forward to celebrating even more success with you!

Located in south Olathe, we have been welcomed into our community and invited to participate in many industry events. We have enjoyed these opportunities to get to know others and grow our KC Spray Foam business. We would also like to thank our colleagues at our sister company, Iowa Spray Foam Insulators, LLC. Part of our success is attributed to the experience and resources we share.

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Kansas City Insulation: Ductwork Outside the Thermal Envelope

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Why is Insulating your Kansas City Home and Business so Important?

We spend a good deal of time talking about building science. And for good reason. At KC Spray Foam we understand the significant role our Kansas City insulation plays in the function of your home or building. The standalone product itself is important, but equally or more important is how it works with the other systems to optimize performance.

If you’re a home or building owner evaluating your current systems, or making decisions about systems as you build, you might have some experience with duct leakage testing. A duct leakage tester is a diagnostic tool used to measure the airtightness of forced air heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) ductwork. This is useful knowledge when trying to increase energy conservation.

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Why Spray Foam is NOT a DIY Job

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Spray on insulation Kansas City may seem like a simple task - it simply involves spraying foam onto the surface in your home that is in need of insulation. But it is really much more complicated than it first appears. Properly installing spray foam is a subtle and complex process that is best left to the professionals. It requires both professional experience and equipment. If not done correctly, spray on insulation could lead to more trouble than profit. Because it is such a tough, efficient substance, spray foam is quite a hassle when it is not applied properly. KC Spray Foam has the experience necessary to make sure your home is adequately insulated.

Spray On Insulation Kansas City is a Job for the Professionals

Some spray foam kits Kansas City suggest that spray on insulation can be done by anyone. The truth is, installing spray foam insulation is an intensive procedure. Because the spray foam is very sticky, you need to wear full body protection; coveralls with a hood, a facemask, gloves and eye protection. It also takes lots of practice to apply the spray foam evenly. The job also must be done without interruption, since any pause longer than 30 seconds will most likely clog the nozzle and require a new one to be put on when using do-it-yourself kits.

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Spray Foam Insulation Impacts HERS Rating, Saves Homeowners Money

Spray Foam Insulation has Big Benefits for Homeowners

When you’re building a home there are many, many decisions to make. The impact of some choices is obvious. You love the look of Carrera Marble; chances are you will be pleased with the kitchen design you chose that incorporates it. Other choices, like insulation, aren’t so obvious. At decision-making time it’s tempting to go for the less expensive option when it comes to items like these that you don’t “see.” Unfortunately, this can cost you in the long-run.

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provides a number rating that makes it easy for consumers to see how same-size homes compare in energy use. The lower the number, the less energy used. According to GreenBuilder, “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index, while a typical new home might rate 100.” Knowing that heating and cooling expenses make up a significant portion of homeownership costs, the lower the number, the better.

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Top Reasons to Choose Spray Foam

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Spray Foam Kansas City

Are you building a new home or planning a remodel? This is the time to think about how you are going to insulate your home. Spray foam in Kansas City is just the answer to your needs. The highly trained members of KC Spray Foam can answer all your questions on whether you need open cell spray foam or closed cell spray foam. When adding spray foam to your home, it is going to make a difference in how comfortable you will be living.

When adding spray foam insulation to your home, you are going to have some wonderful benefits. First, it will help stop air and moisture from creeping into your home. No more drafts around electrical sockets and window and door frames. Keeping the moisture out will help control any mold growth that could affect the quality of the air your family breathes. After the initial installation cost of the spray foam, you will be saving on energy costs because you will not be spending as much money heating and cooling your home. Spray foam of Kansas City will add strength to your structure. It is a permanent solution for insulation and never sags.

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Breaking Down the Cost: Kansas City Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Return on Investment

Why does spray foam insulation cost so much?

It’s a valid question when you’re the consumer making an insulation decision and other products like fiberglass and cellulose insulation appear to be priced considerably lower. The higher cost is a result of the materials and equipment needed to install foam insulation properly and safely. But like most products you purchase, what you invest is a direct correlation to what you get. So while insulating foam may be two to three times more expensive in terms of initial costs, you are also making an investment toward energy efficiency that will help your home or building function better for years to come.

If you look at the life of a home, the investment in spray foam insulation will typically be paid in five years or less. More immediately, you will see savings in your utilities in the range of 30% to 50% that begin day one. Want to have a better idea of what your savings might look like? Check out our cost estimator to get a rough idea of savings you can expect based on your specifics.

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Why R-Value Alone Doesn’t Matter: Spray Foam Kansas City

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If you’re looking at insulation for your home or building, you have likely heard product comparisons in terms of R-value – the conductive heat flow resistance of the material. This measurement is made using the guarded hotbox apparatus (see photos), a test procedure that measures the thermal conductivity of insulation material. One side of the material is heated to a specific temperature and after steady state heat flow has been reached, the temperature on the other side is measured. This measurement solely defines the conductive heat flow resistance of the material.

Once the R-value is determined, the heat flow through it can be calculated using Fourier’s Law, an equation that calculates the benefit of increasing the thickness of any type of insulation as long as there is no air movement through it.

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Fall is officially here. Soon you’ll be switching from A/C to heat and this often gets folks thinking about heating costs. If you’ve seen the Farmer’s Almanac winter predictions, we might be in for a really cold season ahead. If you’re in the process of building a home or business or getting ready for a remodel, we hope you’ll consider the benefits of spray foam insulation.

We’ll be the first to tell you, spray foam is more expensive than traditional insulation methods like fiberglass or cellulose in initial cost, but the investment in this product will begin paying off right away in reduced energy costs and really is a lower cost product when looking at the life cycle on the project. The amount of savings depends on a variety of factors, including your building design, HVAC usage, etc., but industry experts will tell you the savings will be up to 50%. You will certainly be more comfortable in your building.

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Leave the Science to Us

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There’s a science to everything. At KC Spray Foam we pride ourselves on having a solid understanding of building science. We rely on this knowledge of how building systems – like insulation, an HVAC system, etc. – work together to optimize building performance.

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When you’re building or remodeling a home or business, you have plenty of decisions to make. That’s why it’s so important to select contractors you trust as experts to provide the best solutions for your needs. All of our employees participate in an extensive 32-point training – including an entire section focused on building science. They are well-educated in the science of building applications to know which spray foam insulation is right for you.

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How a Roof Coating Could Benefit You


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In addition to closed cell and open cell spray foam, the experienced team here at KC Spray Foam also offers professional roof coating services. Roof coatings are a seamless solution to all of your roof leakage problems. We use a polyurea and closed cell roofing spray foam that works well on both flat and sloped ceilings commercial roofs. KC Spray Foam contractors are the roof coatings Kansas City experts that will help keep your commerical building nice and dry.

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Open Cell and Closed Cell Spray Foam

Because of its high efficiency, spray foam has become more popular in recent years. KC Spray Foam offers both major types of polyurethane spray foam - open cell and closed cell. While both open cell and closed cell spray foams are great choices, there are some key differences between the two.

Open Cell Spray Foam Kansas City

This low density spray foam is 1/2 pound per cubic foot, water blown and much more sponge-like in appearance than closed cell spray foam. Because the cells are open, it works by trapping the air inside the foam which insulates the air seal. This is a very good barrier against air and sound, but does not provide much protection against water vapor. For this reason, open cell spray foam is recommended for indoor use only.

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Partnering for Education and Energy Efficiency

Aug. 27 presentation w/Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program

Demand for increased energy efficiency is reflected in the most-recent (2012) revision of the International Energy Conservation Code. Stricter energy performance requirements will require, among other things, additional insulation. As more municipalities are moving in this direction, we are in a position to provide education on building science in relation to current building codes and energy efficiency standards.

Earlier this week, we had the chance to partner with Steinwart Sales Corp. for a training presentation titled Building Science and Codes in conjunction with the Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program. Change can bring about confusion, so we were fortunate to have this opportunity to work with our manufacturer, Icynene, to help local contractors and inspectors understand the changing codes and how they apply to our region.

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Spray Foam vs Regular Insulation

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In the past, spray foam was never even in the choices for insulating your home. It was always between fiberglass or cellulose. For a long time, there was never any big improvements in the insulation industry, but now we have spray foam at our disposal to help out. In many homes or businesses that have the old methods of insulating with fiberglass or cellulose, there are many complaints for high utility bills. These methods may help insulate your house to a point, but they allow too much airflow through the insulation to truly make a difference. It isn’t worth all the high utility bill rates coming in every month from bad insulation. With spray foam, the insulation process is much better and you will see the proof in your utility bills each month. KC Spray Foam offers multiple spray foam in Kansas City solutions to meet your needs and budget.

Spray Foam Kansas City Solutions

At KC Spray Foam & Coatings we can provide you with spray foam that is worth every penny. It is true that spray foam does cost more than the traditional methods, but it pays for itself by saving you money on your utility bills each month. There are many benefits that come along with using spray foam.

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When you choose KC Spray Foam & Coatings, you are guaranteed satisfaction. Contact us to see how we can assist you for your next project.