FAQAAA Urethanes FAQ page is designed to answer the most commonly asked questions and concerns. If you have a question that is not on the list, call a sales associate at (208)357-7418 .
Where can polyurethane insulation or polyurethane be applied?
Polyurethane Insulation or Polyurethane is a superior protection for any concrete, metal, and wood.
Will polyurethane insulation save me money?
Environmentally It lowers heating and cooling costs. Increases the roof’s “R” value. Reduces thermal shock. No seams – no leaks. Volatile Free’s VFI-730 SPF in combination, with VFI-540 Aluminum Polyurea Hybrid Coating, or VFI-535 Copper Coating forms a superior, seamless roofing system. It conforms to any shape and leaves no gaps. It saves the roof’s future integrity and is easily renewable through the application of one of Volatile Free’s environmentally safe elastomer coatings. It is lightweight, the stone ballast that is removed weighs more than the foam that replaces it, reducing roof sag risk. It does better in the snow. And VFI roof coating system will encapsulate and protect the roof for up to 15 years.
Is polyurethane insulation more fire resistant?
Virtually every organic compound is combustible – under the right conditions. The polyurethane that we use has a class 1 fire rating, which means that it has the highest known fire prevention rating for combustible construction materials. Class 1 materials undergo additional tests and they are less likely to self-propagate fire compared to other materials. By comparison, wood is typically a class 2 or class 3 fire rating , which means that it is more likely to spread fire. Fire needs fuel to burn. Fuel is usually given a rating that determines how much it contributes to a fire, and the higher the rating, the less it contributes. A rating from 0 to 21 usually implies that a material contributes to the fire, anything above typically does not. Polyurethane is rated at 23.
Will polyurethane insulation start on fire?
Virtually every organic compound is combustible – under the right conditions. The polyurethane that we use has a class 1 fire rating, which means that it has the highest known fire prevention rating for combustible construction materials. Class 1 materials undergo additional tests and they are less likely to self-propagate fire compared to other materials. By comparison, wood is typically a class 2 or class 3 fire rating, which means that it is more likely to spread fire. Fire needs fuel to burn. Fuel is usually given a rating that determines how much it contributes to a fire, and the higher the rating, the less it contributes. A rating from 0 to 21 usually implies that a material contributes to the fire, anything above typically does not. Polyurethane is rated at 23.
FAQ about Polyurethane Insulation energy efficiency?
Insulative materials are almost always included in energy efficiency conversations, because the heat exchange is one of the major ways that energy is expended in modern buildings. If it is cold outside, you provide energy to heat up a room, and if it is too hot outside, you provide energy to cool it down. Thus, a material that resists the transfer of heat can greatly diminish the amount of energy that you need to keep a room comfortable and usable. Spray polyurethane foams are actually amazing insulators for a wide variety of reasons. The material itself resists heat tranfer, but it also is more effective than many other materials because it actively “seals up leaks”.
Can polyurethane insulation make my building stronger?
When installed correctly, it can absolutely make your building stronger! Testing conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center and the Canadian Construction Materials Centre shows spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation between wood- and steel-stud wall panels increased rack and shear strength two to three times compared with standard stick-built components with glass fiber insulation when sprayed onto gypsum wallboard and vinyl siding, and increased racking strength when sprayed onto oriented strandboard (OSB).
Does polyurethane prevent mold?
Mold requires three things to grow: moisture, warm temperatures and a food source. Polyurethane foam insulation has no nutritional value and is not considered a food source for mold. The use of polyurethane as insulation eliminates condensing surfaces and reduces the potential to accumulate moisture. It also eliminates air movement within the wall cavity. Other insulation materials are less successful at controlling air infiltration and providing adequate insulation to eliminate condensing surfaces, thus increasing the possibility of an environment susceptible to mold.
How does polyurethane protect my foundation?
The VFI™ Foundation Protection system is comprised of VFI-730 polyurethane spray foam insulation covered with a spray applied coating of the durable and waterproof VFI-425 polyurea hybrid elastomer.
- The system bonds with the foundation and bridges and seals small cracks in the foundation.
- Water will not dissolve the system.
- A high R-rating and remains elastic so that it will not dry out or crack.
How does polyurethane insulation get applied?
Professionals use large spray guns to uniformly coat a surface with the polyurethane. They check for many things, including gaps, thickness of the finished foam, density, and color. Since the foam is self-adhering, there is no need for special flashing at gaps or seams.
Why would I want to spray my concrete?
Our vehicular decks, pedestrian decks, industrial flooring and wall systems are specifically formulated to withstand the heaviest use and prevent the deterioration of concrete. These water resistant systems are flexible and adaptable to expansion and contraction and have an extended open time to broadcast granules for an anti-slip surface. High elongation and tear strength, excellent low temperature flexibility and superior tensile strength will provide a permanent, long-lasting monolithic coating for your application.
Should I spray my roof with polyurethane?
UV reflecting roof systems can qualify for possible Federal, State and Local tax incentives and energy company rebates. Consult your energy company and your tax advisor. Removal and replacement of an existing single-ply roof is a capital investment. Applying a VFI roofing system onto an existing roof is a repair. Therefore it could be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor.
Can I apply it myself?
For small projects or repairs. Use Qwik-Spray System From VFI to repair damaged roofs or apply hard coats, truck bed liners and deck coatings without expensive equipment.
FAQ about where polyurethane used?
Molds ● cast parts ● structural parts ● furniture parts ● interior building parts ● sporting goods ● ornamental molding ● automotive parts ● decorative figurines ● picture and mirror frames ● vibration control ● abuse resistant furniture parts ● bumpers ● resilient rollers ● abrasion resistant fixtures ● motorcycle fairings