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Who Are the Best Manufacturers of Spray Foam Insulation?

By: Amanda Ringler on April 11th, 2017

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Who Are the Best Manufacturers of Spray Foam Insulation?

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Are you considering spray foam insulation for your home, but now you want to know who are the best manufacturers?

Once in awhile we have customers who would like to compare the Icynene spray foam insulation product we use to some of the other materials available from other contractors.

RetroFoam of Michigan has more than 15 years of experience insulating thousands of homes across the lower peninsula. With these years of experience comes knowledge of not only the Icynene spray foam products we use, but the other spray foam products on the market. We know using spray foam insulation will be the best option to create an air seal that help to prevent you from losing money due to high energy bills.

As part of our continued efforts of transparency and education of our customers, we have compiled a list of the best spray foam insulation manufacturers.

Attic spray foam insulationBest Manufacturers of Spray Foam Insulation

Not all spray foams are created equal.

Some manufacturers use water as a spraying agent, while others use chemicals. The maximum thickness before creating an air barrier is another factor to consider, because the more material needed the higher the cost will be.

Lapolla Industries: Lapolla is a global manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam insulation. Here is a look at Lapolla’s Foam-Lok FL500 spray foam insulation.

  • Foam-Lok FL500 is an open cell spray foam insulation.
  • An air barrier is created with a minimum thickness of 4.5 inches.
  • Reduces monthly energy consumption in residential, industrial, and commercial structures.
  • The material expands 120 times its initial volume, filling cavities of any shape.
  • Spraying agent not specified.
  • The material can reduce outdoor noise for homeowners.
  • Homeowner can re-enter the home after 24 hours.

BASF Corporation: BASF manufacturers chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products, fine chemicals, as well as oil and gas. The company also offers spray-applied polyurethane foam. Here is a look at BASF’s ENERTITE spray foam insulation.

  • ENERTITE is an open cell spray polyurethane foam insulation.
  • The material creates an air barrier with a minimum thickness of 3 inches.
  • ENERTITE expands past its original size to fill the cavity.
  • Water is used as the blowing agent.
  • Noise reduction is a benefit for the homeowner.
  • The homeowner can re-enter the home 24 hours after installation

Demilec: Demilec makes spray foam insulation and coating products for commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural buildings. Here is a look at Demilec’s Agribalance.

  • Agribalance is an open cell spray polyurethane foam insulation with natural, renewable oils.
  • It creates an air barrier with a minimum thickness of 3.5 inches
  • The material expands to seal cracks, gaps, and voids in attics, walls, crawl spaces, and ceilings.
  • Developed with 20 percent of Agri-based, renewable materials.
  • Water is used as the blowing agent.
  • Decreases dust and air pollutants in the home.
  • Maximizes energy efficiency, lowering monthly energy bills.
  • Can help with noise reduction.
  • Doesn’t contain any ozone-depleting chemicals, gases, fibers, or asbestos.
  • Homeowner must wait 24 hours before re-entering the home after installation.

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Johns Manville: Johns Manville has been in business for more than 150 years developing materials that make structures stronger, more durable, and more energy efficient. Here is a look at Johns Manville’s Corbond.

  • JM Corbond open cell spray polyurethane foam insulation is a two-component, low-density, nonstructural insulation is designed for inside commercial, residential, and industrial structures.
  • Helps structures be more energy efficient, lowering monthly heating and cooling bills.
  • Creates an air barrier at a minimum thickness of 3.75 inches.
  • Can help reduce the noise from outside.
  • Blowing agent not specified.
  • Material can expand 120 times its initial volume to fill all voids, gaps, and crevices.

Icynene: Icynene was established in 1986 and offers a complete portfolio of high-performance spray foam insulation solutions. Here is a look at Icynene’s Classic Max.

  • Environmentally safe.
  • Class One fire rated.
  • Water is used as the blowing agent.
  • Creates an air barrier at a minimum thickness of 3 inches.
  • Homeowner can re-enter the home 2 hours after installation.
  • Superior sound control.
  • Reduces monthly energy bills.
  • Soft, flexible composition maintains an air seal even after seasonal expansion/contraction of building assembly.
  • Supports indoor air quality by blocking air infiltration and mass transfer of moisture that may cause mold.

Choosing the Best Spray Foam Manufacturer for Your Home

Now that you know about the best spray foam manufacturers available to insulate a home, you may have decided Icynene is the product that best fits your needs.

RetroFoam of Michigan has been using Icynene spray foam for 10 years because we know it is a superior insulating material that will create an air barrier in our customers' homes while saving them money on their monthly energy bills.

If you live in Michigan’s lower peninsula and would like to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at 866-900-3626, or fill out the form on our website.
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