over 20 years foam insulation has been used for specialized insulating requirements like refrigeration and volatile chemical
storage. Today's improvements in application and physical makeup have now made it possible to use Spray Polyurethane
Foam in commercial and residential insulation applications.
There are two basic types of SPF on the market today.
Low density (1/2lb/cuft) foam (often called Icynene a company that makes Open Cell SPF) was the first to be used as residential
insulation. It is sprayed in the wall cavity and shaved off with a saw. Its R-Value is similar to fiberglass and cellulose
(3.2 - 3.6 per inch). While all three of these products provide equal insulating R-Value, Cellulose and Low Density SPF are
more efficient at stopping airflow than fiberglass installed in wall cavities.
In 2004 Yonah Walls saw the trend toward more efficient insulation as an opportunity
to provide our customers and contractors with a better product. After months of investigation we added OPEN and CLOSED
CELL SPF to our insulating solutions. Closed Cell SPF has twice the R-Value per inch as other insulations
and is 100% efficient. It is the only solution for achieving todays requirements in vaulted ceilings using 2x8 construction
(R-38) in zone 8 in Georgia. Yonah has a compact self-contained application system that is mobile enough to get to the
residential construction in the mountains as well as the chicken houses of the area farmers. Of course
we continue to offer fiberglass and stabilized cellulose which are much less expensive.
Yonah Walls & Ceilings, Inc.
& Reliability in Service Since 1982
Using CLOSED CELL Polyurethane Foam sprayed
inside the cavity seals all air flow through walls as it insulates and adds superior strength against racking. Notice that the wall cavity is not completely filled. Since 1.8 lb/cuft CLOSED CELL foam has double
the Heat Transfer Resistance (R-Value) as cellulose, fiberglass, open cell foam and most rigid foam, it is possible
to get R-19 in a 2x4 wall. If approved by local building inspectors, it is also not necessary to use house wrap with
CLOSED CELL Foam.
Turn your older Chicken House into a Modern Dark House.
Yonah can spray CC SPF on
your curtain walls to completely close off all places that allow air to penetrate. It not only insulates your house from heat
and cold, it makes fans more efficient since air can only enter through your vents. Greater efficiency means lower costs for
heating and cooling and all for around $3,500/ house. Payback is usually occurs in the first year. Stop wasting your profit
on energy costs.
The whole process can be done between grow-outs in 1-2 days per house. Come see our test houses
and then get Closed Cell SPF in your houses and start $$$$Saving.