Sprayers for Insulation
Good insulation sprayer can be very important in keeping your house warm and save on your heating bill in the winter. With harsh winters and chaotic storms that often roll across the country you never know when you might need some upgraded insulation. It’s not just cold that insulation sprayers keeps out; in the summer months your insulation sprayer is instrumental in keeping your home cooler on those hot summer days. If your insulation is working properly than you will save money and energy keeping your house well balanced.
One of the effective insulation choices for your carport, garage and any other building is foam board. The same stuff that NASA has used to insulate a space shuttle’s external tank, keeping its liquid hydrogen fuel at minus 423ºF and its liquid oxygen tank at near minus 297ºF to prevent ice buildups on the inner fuel tank’s exterior surface, can be used to keep your metal carport toasty in the wintertime and cool during the summer.
While fiberglass insulation works by slowing down the rate of passage of heat into your home during hot summers and out of your Carport or garage in winter, foam board insulation brings that passage to a halt by completely sealing all cavities and spaces in your structure’s walls. These unsealed voids are the primary source of energy loss, which means more money out of your pocket and into your energy provider’s coffers.
Enclosed car port foam board is a bit more expensive than fiberglass and may require professional installation. But its “R value” (its measure of thermal resistance) can be three times that of fiberglass. The higher a structure’s R value, the better its insulation’s effectiveness. If you plan to spend lots of time in your carport or garage (for instance, if you plan to use it as a workshop, office or recreational room), the long-term energy cost savings over fiberglass can be significant.
Foam board insulation sprayers can be used in Steel Carports, enclosed garages or pole building in several ways: as rigid panels attached to your carport or garage inner walls or as a chemical mixture prayed from aerosol containers or a pressure sprayer (A third method involves foam board in the form of loose beads poured into masonry blocks in more traditional construction). Rigid foam board insulation typically comes 4’x8′ sheets and can be cut to fit your structure’s walls using a craft knife or fine toothed handsaw, then applied to your walls using construction adhesive. Two important notes: 1) Because foam boards absorb water vapor, you must cover the insulation with a moisture or vapor barrier and 2) because foam board is flammable, building codes in virtually all areas require that it be covered with fire resistant paneling or drywall.
Foam board also can be sprayed directly on to your walls via aerosol containers or pressure sprayers. It is recommended that you hire a professional installer for this method, as it can involve complex equipment. And because foam boar seals your carport and metal building so tight, an air exchange may need to be installed. However, this results in superior indoor air quality because air pollutants such as pollen and dust have no way in. Foam board insulation also can help ward off mold, pest and insects for most enclosed Carports.When determining where the insulation will be placed, keep in mind that you want to cover the attic floor, exterior walls and any wall or barrier adjoining the garage. Local building codes for your city will give direction as to what has to be done and what restrictions you might have.
Choosing a good insulation sprayer may be a key thing in insulating your home. Keep in mind that most builders prefer to use fiberglass or rolled blanket for insulation. If you have a tough time getting into certain cracks or crevices you can seek professional help, as they can get insulation into the toughest of places using a blower.