SPF and Property Sound and Temperature Insulation
Open-cell spray polyurethane foam is an excellent interior insulation product. Thanks to its expansion-focused material, it does not cause any damage and unwarranted pressure. Its density is sufficient to block airflow, making it a much-needed thermal efficiency service. However, some home and property owners have observed their property to have quieted down after receiving SPF insulation service.
Truthfully, SPF has numerous applications, including roofing and exterior cladding. Tri-thermal roofing (TTR) focuses on SPF’s insulating capabilities because it slows down air molecules dissipating heat to the property’s interiors. However, sound also travels by air, effectively reducing the noise and sounds from the outside. Is there a difference between SPF thermal and sound insulation?
Air is a substance that travels and enters everywhere. It’s a necessity for all organic beings to survive. Light materials with low densities, such as microorganisms and pollen, can travel using the air. Toxic fumes and substances, such as smoke and vapor, becomes air as they evaporate due to high heat. Additionally, temperature and sound can travel through the air.
However, both temperature and sound can seep into any material at a deeper level than the materials and substances capable of traveling using air. For example, microorganisms and pollens cannot penetrate glass windows. With sufficient seals, even smoke and vapor cannot enter properties. On the other hand, by penetrating at an atomic level, air temperature and sound molecules can enter and affect the same materials.
The Difference: Application Targets
Open-cell spray polyurethane foam effectively provides high-density, low-weight dampening against molecule movement that sound and temperature can cause. With more density and molecules to move in, sound and air travel slow and lose their intensity. Truthfully, thicker SPF applications can achieve much better results than thin ones, but it’s impractical and expensive to consider. Alternatively, applicators have different techniques for soundproofing and temperature-oriented insulation.
SPF applicators will target rim joists, attics, crawlspaces, and behind the drywall to achieve thermal efficiency in every project. However, soundproofing applications will target interior walls rather than joists and attics. Anywhere with a high amplitude, SPF applicators can create barriers to enhance the noise shielding further. Therefore, SPF applicators with soundproofing experience will measure and detect sound to achieve effective soundproofing.
Another Difference: Professionals in the Field
Truthfully, an SPF applicator with in-depth knowledge about roof and wall applications can achieve insulation results. They have instruments to measure the air temperature, detect air drafts, and have thermal detectors and scanners to address your trouble areas with full precision. Additionally, their equipment involves scaffolding and external-environment protection suits for SPF exterior cladding and roofing applications.
On the other hand, soundproofing SPF professionals concentrate on interior insulation and SPF concepts. They measure noise levels in different rooms and areas to introduce the best soundproofing possible for any property.
Can You Use Just Any SPF Applicator?
Whether you want to soundproof or insulate the property from external temperatures, you should only use top-level professionals with in-depth experience in their respective fields. If you have yet to find a dependable SPF applicator specializing in roofing, insulation, fireproofing, and other non-sound applications, you can always count on us at Ener-Spray.