Can Foam Insulation in York, PA
Air sealing is a critical part of today’s building process. Sealing air leaks can dramatically decrease energy bills and increase indoor air quality. Although spray foam insulation can be used specifically for air sealing, there are many products to seal key penetration points.
For jobs where a full installation of spray foam insulation isn’t appropriate or requested, spray foam insulation cans are available for a more targeted approach to minimizing air leaks. Fire foam is also installed in key construction areas where fire resistance is necessary.
What Is Can Foam Insulation?
Can foam insulation is a type of polyurethane foam insulation that provides quality air sealing. Dispensed from a can through a straw or a small dispensing gun, this method of application is ideal for air sealing your home and increasing its energy efficiency.
When You Should Use Can Foam Insulation
A spray foam insulation can is ideal for smaller insulation projects that involve sealing off air leaks, gaps, or holes around your home or business. Some of the key penetration points in a home include the spaces around recessed (can) lights, plumbing stacks, electrical wires, electrical outlets, attic hatches or doors, around chimneys or flues, and around duct chases.
These small air leaks can have a significant impact on the energy efficiency of your home, leaking your heated or cooled air out and letting unconditioned air flow into your living space.
Certain types of foam can insulation may also be used in some exterior applications such as filling the gaps around gas and electrical penetrations and bordering exterior vents — as well as the spaces where your siding meets the foundation and other applications.
Benefits of Can Foam Insulation
A spray foam insulation can has all the insulating properties and air sealing benefits of traditional spray foam insulation. Whereas spray foam insulation is great for larger projects, the application method of can foam insulation makes it preferable for small holes and air leaks.
Foam can insulation lets you easily get to small spaces, such as those typically found around windows and doors, along baseboards, and around pipe and duct penetrations. This thorough and precise air sealing method will improve your home’s overall energy efficiency and cut down on your utility bills by reducing air loss through gaps around your home. As a bonus, your home will regulate its interior temperature more effectively, and you will reap the rewards of a more comfortable living environment.
Another benefit of can foam insulation is that it usually doesn’t have to be trimmed after application due to the bead-type method of application. If applied to an open space that is easily visible, it can often be painted, sanded, or stained after application to match the surrounding surfaces.
York’s Expert Can Foam Insulation Installers
At Liberty Insulation in York, PA, we have been serving the Pennsylvania area’s insulation needs for decades. As the area’s largest independent insulation contractor, our technicians and insulation installers have the experience necessary to complete every job effectively and efficiently. We will work with you through every step of the process, from selecting the best canned spray foam insulation for your project and budget to performing expert installation in your home or business.
Whether old or new, every building could stand to be checked for gaps and air leaks. The sooner such problems are addressed, the sooner you can experience the difference and see your energy bills go down.
If you’re interested in having our team install can foam insulation — or any other type of insulation in your next project — or if you have questions about the wide variety of insulation types we offer, call us today at 717-767-9082.