Should the Attic Floor Insulation Be Removed When Doing Spray Foam?
Spray foam insulation contractors and homeowners alike have debated this questions over many years and since spray foam first gained popularity in late the 2000’s, we’ve had many case studies to learn from. What is the best practice for homeowners when they are considering spray foaming their attic? In a hot dry climate like Phoenix, spray foam is worth the extra cost and is the ideal insulation method because all of our ductwork and HVAC systems are inside the attic space. Spray foam contractors in Arizona have differed though in their reasoning over if the existing insulation should be removed or kept along the attic floor.
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Attic Condensation Via Spray Foam Flaws and Pot Light
Spray foam is usually sold as The Silver Bullet that promises to fix nearly every building flaw. Spray foam is an amazing material, but it's only as good as the installer. I always say Hire the guy pulling the trigger on the spray gun, not the foam brand or contractor.
In the case above, the attic floor had many holes that leaked air from the living space into the attic space as driven by winter-time stack effect. This moist air then condensed as it hit cold roof sheathing and undersides of roof vents. The fix: Seal the holes!
The guy pulling the trigger controls the manufacturing process and performance of the end product: in situ spray foam. If you're installer treats their equipment well, knows the limitations of the foam and has some building science knowledge your off to a good start.
Attic Air Seal and Insulation Upgrade With Spray Foam
Retrofitting an attic with Closed cell Spray Foam Insulation.
Attic Insulation Cutting Edge Solutions for Hard to Reach Areas
Joann's attic had one impossible to reach crawlspace. Corey and the Sunlight Contractors team used a combination of cutting edge insulation types to seal in her attic.
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Sunlight Contractors LLC of Louisiana - Here are our locations. Call the location closest to you for more information.
Sunlight Contractors Spray Foam MAIN OFFICE: KENNER LOUISIANA
2323 Bainbridge St, Suite #110
Kenner, LA 70062
Sunlight Contractors Spray Foam NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
1635 Elysian Fields Ave, Suite #325
New Orleans, LA 70117
Sunlight Contractors Spray Foam BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA
721 Government St, Suite #103-216
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Sunlight Contractors Spray Foam SLIDELL LOUISIANA
1527 Gause Blvd, Suite #142
Slidell, LA 70458
What is the Best Attic Insulation? (Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass vs. Cellulose)
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High energy bills...uncomfortable rooms...ice dams…
You know it’s time to upgrade that old attic insulation, but what are the best attic insulation?
In this video we discuss and compare the most common insulation types used in attics today - cellulose, fiberglass, and spray foam.
After watching you should have a better understanding of the best attic insulation for your home and situation.
Typically, if you are looking for the cheapest way out, adding more traditional insulation may help for now. However, if you really want to transform your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, spray foam insulation is the better long-term option.
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Spray Foam- Icynene Attic Insulation #4: Installation of spray foam
Attic Insulation Video #4: Installation of spray foam insulation. Once existing insulation is cleared, your attic is ready for spray foam. It’s easy and it’s quick. You’ll feel the difference with improved home comfort and energy efficiency.
Spray Foam Attic Floor
Spray foaming your living space ceiling from the attic is the best way to ensure that no air is leaking into the attic. Never worry about batt insulation not covering all areas.
Removing Old Insulation from Attic Floor
Removing Old, Ineffective insulation to replace using Spray Foam Insulation on the Roof Deck.
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Spray Foam Attic Insulation - Conditioned Attic How & Why
A conditioned attic can make a huge difference in the efficiency of your house. Take a tour with me of this unvented attic on a Slab-On-Grade foundation house.
Building My Own Home: Episode 118 - Spray Foaming the Attic
Today we had the Spray Foam insulation put in to complete the sealed attic.
Spray Foam Insulation: How to tell if you need to upgrade your attic insulation
When you insulate your attic with ICYNENE energy efficient spray foam, you will save on heating & cooling bills, plus it can help to avoid ice damming, detect roof leaks sooner, control rainwater and win-driven moisture intrusion, keep any duct leaks within the conditioned space and allow HVAC equipment to remain cooler to work more efficiently. This video first appeared on our website.
How to Avoid a Spray Foam Insulation Nightmare
You may have heard or seen news stories about spray foam insulation nightmares. In this video, learn how you can avoid a spray foam insulation problem in your home renovation or new home.
Attics/Roofs - Dumb vs. Smart - How to Build Correctly
5 Dumb Ways to Build in the South! Watch this if you’ve not seen it!
Great advice on the details for Building a Conditioned Attic:
Conditioned Attics without Spray Foam
Dropped Ceilings for Ducts in Conditioned Space. Energy Vanguard Blog
Worried about Shingle Durability with a Conditioned Attic? See this article to allay your fears.
Video I showed about Spray Foam and meeting 2014 energy codes:
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Coastal Spray Foam Attic Insulation.m4v
Coastal applies open cell spray foam insulation in a home attic.
Spray Foam Insulation By Advanced Attic Solutions
Installing spray foam insulation for attic floor and walls ,
Advanced Attic Solutions is a professional company specialize in attic insulation solutions for all types of attics.
Los Angeles CA.
Spray foam attic in Winnipeg
Spray foam insulation by Red River Spray-On Ltd on 1.5 story house in Winnipeg
Spray foam to attic floor
Unvented Attics Insulated with Spray Foam
Foam Insulation - Great movie segment courtesy of Ted Medford and AirTight Insulation and LaPolla. Ted explains all the reasons why unvented attics insulated with spray foam insulation are much more energy efficient.
Attic spray foam open cell
Icynene Spray Foam -Attic Insulation #3- Removal http://www.icynene.com
Removal of Existing Attic Insulation: On the day of the installation, your spray foam insulation crew will begin to prepare the worksite. Once set up, the crew will begin safely removing your existing attic insulation material.