Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - Building supply group CertainTeed Corp. has added polyurethane foam insulation to its portfolio. The company already supplies fibre-glass insulation batts and rolls, rockwool, vapour retarder technology, and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) products.
Availability of open- and closed-cell formula polyurethane spray foam will help builders to tailor solutions to meet specific needs, said the group, in a 13 May statement.
CertainTeed said the spray foam "creates an air seal and can be used in whole house and building applications or in combination with fibre glass insulation, particularly in hard to reach areas such as cathedral ceilings, knee walls and roof decks."
By reducing air leakage, the foam minimises hot and cold spots cutting the penetration of moisture and outdoor allergens, which results in better comfort and indoor air quality, according to CertainTeed.
"In expanding our product line into the rapidly growing spray foam segment, building professionals now have the freedom to choose from a wide variety of high-quality insulation products from a company and brand they trust," said Howard Deck, president of CertainTeed's Insulation Group, in the company's release.
The two-component foam is sprayed into a building cavity and quickly expands to fill every opening that can potentially leak air. CertainTeed said the open-cell formula gives a soft, flexible insulation, and the closed-cell one results in a rigid insulation that adds structural integrity to walls.
"Compared to other spray foam insulation products, CertaSpray sticks to surfaces and stays put, making roof deck and cathedral ceiling applications much easier and with less waste," said Mike Allen, a manager at Suncoast Insulators of Citrus County, Florida, in CertainTeed's announcement. Allen also commented on, "absence of a strong odour," with the product.