ArmorFoam™ – 1:1 Polyurethane Expanding Foam
ArmorFoam is a two component, closed-cell, liquid spray applied, low density, all water blown, rigid polyurethane insulation foam. It exhibits superior insulation properties compared to other conventional insulation material and meets the highest flame retardancy standards for construction materials. ArmorFoam is easy to apply and its fast reaction time allows the applicator to complete difficult jobs quickly.
- Sprays as foam then hardens to fill in cracks of varying sizes
- Most commonly used as high R-value insulation sprayed in walls, attics, and crawl spaces and hardens to block outside air and moisture, reduce utility costs, strengthen the structure
- Other uses include creating an insulating underlayment on the outside of primary containment for maintaining internal tank temperature; the tank is then coated with polyurea or polyurethane spray to form a tough outer shell
- In mining applications, expanding foam reinforces highly fractured and unfractured rock for added stability and prevents minor groundwater inflow
Compare Spray Foam Insulation to Glass Fiber Batting or Blown-in Cellulose
|Benefits*||ArmorFoam Spray Foam Insulation||Glass Fiber Batts or Blown-In Cellulose|
|R-Value of 6 per inch or better||YES||NO|
|Lowers utility costs by 20-40%||YES||NO|
|Minimizes chance of mold and mildew by forming a seamless air barrier blocking moisture||YES||NO|
|Prevents leaks when applied seamlessly||YES||NO|
|Optimum noise reduction||YES||NO|
|Adds protective strength to walls and roofs||YES||NO|
|Stays put with no settling||YES||NO|
|Enhances resale value||YES||NO|
*Benefits are for a minimum 2" application. Because R-value is based on air movement and ArmorFoam 2.0 prevents all air movement, actual values are expected to be better than 6 per 1" thick versus 3 for conventional insulation.
Studies suggest polyurethane spray insulation lowers energy costs 20%-40% depending on lifestyle, location, and home design.