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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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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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Spray Foam vs Regular Insulation

Spray Foam Kansas City, Regular Insulation Kansas City

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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Ready to Get Started on Your Spray Foam Insulation Project?

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