316 Insulation – What Is It?

Attic insulation is a liquid that expands when applied to walls, ceilings and crevices, forming an air and vapor barrier in one. It conforms to the unique design of your home and fills spaces where gaps would otherwise be left. Its strength allows it to fit around framing, even in nooks and crannies.

It’s typically non-toxic, but it off-gases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during application and curing. Because of this, it’s best to have professional technicians install spray foam insulation in your home. It’s also recommended that homeowners vacate the home during this process to avoid inhaling the VOCs.

Using Spray Foam Insulation in New Construction vs. Retrofit Projects

Closed-cell spray foam is the most effective and economical choice for residential homes. It has an R-value per inch of up to 7 and can tightly seal all the nooks and crannies in your home that cause air leakage, which leads to high energy costs.

Meritage uses spray foam in the attic to create a thermal boundary and block out cold air from outside, which is a major source of wasted energy in homes. The injected insulation can also help your HVAC systems last longer, perform better and save more energy.

Depending on your climate, you may need more or less R-value in your home. Our Meritage Insulation team will recommend the targeted thickness of your spray foam insulation based on R-value requirements in your area. We use closed-cell spray foam that is eco-friendly, containing a blowing agent with a low global warming potential (GWP) like Solstice ECO and HandiFoam High Density. It also contains polyols derived from natural sources, post-consumer recycled plastics and pre-consumer recycled foam.

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3010 N 27th St Tacoma WA 98407