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Fiberglass or Spray Foam Insulation - Why Spray Foam is the Best Choice in Kansas City

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Why Spray Foam Insulation is a Better Choice in Kansas City

Nowadays, everyone is looking for the best way to be energy efficient. Making your home energy efficient is both a means to saving money and a means to saving the planet. Whichever reason you choose to promote energy efficiency in your home, be sure to remember that insulation is a huge component in this feat. By ensuring that your home is properly insulated, you can help significantly reduce your heating and cooling bills. One of the best ways to insulate your home is by using spray foam insulation from KC Spray Foam.

While spray foam insulation is often more expensive than traditional fiberglass insulation, it tends to be an overall much better investment. Here are some of the benefits of spray foam insulation over fiberglass insulation:

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Customer Service: Subcontractors Chance to Shine

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Customer Service: Subcontractors Chance to Shine

After recently changing my cell phone provider it came to my attention how bad Customer Service is in most industries (including construction and with subcontractors). When I called my old cell phone company to find out what the buyout was on my cell phone, I was immediately transferred to a “retention specialist.” After several minutes of questions of why I wanted to cancel my service, I finally got a buyout number. I told the “specialist” that I understood he was doing his job, but he got quite pushy with me. The first thing that came to my mind was that if he was an employee of my mine he would be retrained or let go.

This got me thinking of how we handle our current and future customers. What are we doing right and what can we do to change to improve ourselves?

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Save Money with Spray Foam Insulation this Summer

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Spray Foam Insulation will Save you Money

Your energy bills may be unnecessarily high due to air leaks, gaps and holes. This can be prevented by using spray foam insulation by KC Spray Foam. Our spray foam is both an insulation, air sealant and air barrier. By closing and sealing the leaks, gaps and holes, you can save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills.

Spray foam insulation can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system. It has a high R-value and effectiveness. KC Spray Foam offers both open and closed cell foam insulation.

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Different Types of Roof Coatings: A Guide

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Different Types of Roof Coatings: A Guide

Not all roof coatings are the same. In fact, there are many different features and drawbacks for most (if not all) types of coatings. So I thought I would highlight some of the differences in these coatings to clear the air for the average consumer. Let’s begin with the different types:

Acrylics:

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Roof Coatings for Commercial Roofs

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Roof Coatings for Commercial Roofs: What You Need to Know

When it comes to low-sloped commercial roofs that are leaking, there are two basic ways to fix them: replace the roof or apply a liquid coating to seal in the roof.

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Don’t Leave the Windows Open in New Construction

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Don’t Leave the Windows Open in New Construction

We’ve learned a lot in the last decade about building new structures to new levels of efficiency. However, windows have not kept up to the level that many other building materials have when it comes to thermal resistance (aka R Factor). Most available windows on the market today are coming in with a U-Factor of around .3. So, we know that we can convert U-Factor to R Factor easily (done so here).

What really matters is that most windows on the market equate to around an R-3 in insulating value. Why is this important? Because the 2012 IECC Energy Code is requiring in Zone 4 that walls must have an R-20 or R-13+5 to meet code. So in this R-20 wall we are going to cut a big hole into this wall and install a window that is only going to perform to an R-3 level. Makes a lot of sense doesn’t it?

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Digging Deeper: Comparing Spray Foam Estimates

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Digging Deeper: Comparing Spray Foam Estimates

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Spray Foam Myths

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Spray Foam Myths

I have been a spray foam contractor since 2006 – almost 9 years now! I have had an exhibit at close to 100 home shows over the years. After spending time at my third home show in the past two weeks and preparing for the fourth coming this weekend, I thought I would share some of the most common myths about spray foam we often get asked.

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Home Show Season: How to Find a Spray Foam Contractor

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Home Show Season: How to Find a Spray Foam Contractor

Like every year, mid-winter brings a flurry of Home Shows across the Mid-West.  Prospective buyers and people looking to beat cabin fever walk the isles restlessly. We here at KC Spray Foam are seasoned Home Show Exhibitors – in fact there have been times where we have participated in 8-10 home shows a year!

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Before You Build: Meeting 2012 IECC Code

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You’re building a new home, you say? So of course you have a check list: a general contractor, a sub-contractor, an architect, a banker, a lot picked out… but wait! You are overlooking something very crucial. Has your soon-to-be home passed the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code? I am sure some people would automatically assume a new home would pass but it is not guaranteed.

Passing the 2012 IECC Code

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Can Spray Foam Save your Pipes?

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Pipe Spray Foam Insulation in Kansas City

Freezing pipes are a major concern for many homeowners. Depending on the location, some of the pipes in your home may be more prone to freezing than others. Pipes that are exposed, pipes in unheated areas, pipes on exterior walls, or any plumbing on the exterior of the home may be more likely to freeze than other pipes in your home. While different precautions may be taken to protect outdoor plumbing and pipework, one way to prevent the interior pipes in your home from freezing during the cold winter months is to invest in spray foam pipe insulation from KC Spray Foam. We are proud to serve the Kansas City, KS area with quality spray foam insulation services for all areas of your home, including your pipes.

Any time that the pipes in your home are located in unheated or exposed areas and the temperature drops to below freezing, the water inside the pipes may freeze, causing the pipe to become blocked, and possibly even to burst. This is especially common in pipes that are located in the attic, crawlspace, and exterior walls. The cold Kansas City winters can cause these pipes to freeze and fail. KC Spray Foam can help to prevent freezing pipes with spray foam insulation to protect the pipes and insulate your home against the cold weather outside. Spray foam insulation can help protect your pipes in the following ways:

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HVAC Sizing

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HVAC Sizing: What is This All About?

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The Best Bang for Your Buck

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The Best Bang for Your Buck: Value and Insulation

As the Polar Vortex blasted in this week, many of you may be thinking about adding or replacing insulation in your homes. This will benefit you by keeping your homes warmer and lowering utility costs. Don’t let this be you:

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Contractor Licensing

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Contractor Licensing: It’s a Great Idea

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Attic Fans: The Downside of Sucking Hot Air

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Attic Fans: The Downside of Sucking Hot Air

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Don't Become a Baked Potato!

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Radiant Barriers: Don’t Become a Baked Potato!

Radiant barriers are everywhere now. You can’t walk through a home and garden show without witnessing multiple companies selling different kinds of barriers. You can even find them in your local big box lumberyard. If you do a quick search on YouTube you can find a plethora of marketing videos. But do these barriers actually work, or are they “snake oil” marketing?

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Insulating Tanks with Spray Foam Insulation

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Insulating Tanks with Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a great way to insulate tanks of all types. This includes petroleum and oil field tanks, Frac tanks, water tanks, chemical tanks, agricultural and ethanol tanks, propane tanks, anhydrous tanks, and wine tanks just to name a few. There are even more industrial applications that are not listed here.

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Why KC Spray Foam over a Spray Foam Kit?

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Why is Professional Spray Foam better than a Spray Foam Kit for your Kansas City home?

When it comes to home insulation, spray foam insulation is definitely the best choice. Spray foam seals out air and moisture, keeping your home well insulated in both the cold months and the warmer months. Spray foam insulation will also help strengthen your home and prevent mold growth, which can cause serious health issues for you and your family. Spray foam insulation, however, is a job that is best left to the professionals. If you are in need of spray foam insulation in your home, do not try to handle it yourself; contact one of the professional insulation installers from KC Spray Foam as soon as possible.

Although there are several DIY spray foam kits available today, it is still best to have a professional spray foam expert install your spray foam insulation. First, spray foam can be very demanding to apply; if the instructions on the DIY kit are not followed exactly, the spray foam may not work properly. While applying spray foam, you cannot take long pauses, as any interruption longer than about 30 seconds will cause the spray foam to clog the spray nozzle, requiring a new one to be put on.

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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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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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