When you use Industrial Coatings for your structure’s insulation needs, we help make it a safer, more durable, and more energy-efficient structure. Our service is reliable, top quality, and fully-insured.

When it comes to insulation, there are a variety of materials on the market to choose from. In recent years, Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) has become one of the most popular options. We believe SPF’s unique qualities make it an ideal solution for insulation and Industrial Coatings is the only company on the island with the capability to apply it.

In addition to being one of the best available options for insulation and soundproofing, SPF has been shown to make structures safer and more durable.[1] SPF roofing makes houses and other structures significantly less susceptible to hurricane damage, an incredibly important benefit in a region like the Caribbean. SPF uniquely provides smooth, continuous surfaces that have no edges, seams, or joints for wind to “grab onto”. It is also self-flashing and offers 100 percent adhesion without fasteners, which has been found to be a common point of failure in other systems. Yet another benefit is that SPF grips the building walls, thereby holding tight in the face of high winds.

[1] National Institute of Standards and Technology, Florida State Home Builders Association

Why does Industrial Coatings use SPF?

  • Doubles as a waterproofing solution
  • Self-flashing and provides a seamless, leak-free, continuous seal over the entire substrate
  • Delivers superior insulation performance
  • Pays for itself in energy savings
  • Lightweight and high-strength
  • Tremendous adhesion to substrate means structures become safer and more durable
  • Fast installation in a broad range of application conditions
  • Long-lasting, sustainable investment
  • Environmentally Friendly: utilizes a EPA approved, zero ozone-depleting blowing agents

It should be noted that there are two types of SPF: open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell is lighter while closed-cell is denser and stronger. The above information generally pertains to closed-cell foam as this is what our typical project calls for, but there are certain cases where open-cell foam may be more appropriate.

When to Use Open Cell SPF

  • For interior projects
  • For soundproofing
  • To be vapor permeable
  • For good aged heat resistance (insulation), R-value of 3.6 per inch

When to Use Closed Cell SPF

  • For both interior and exterior environments
  • To increase structural strength
  • To decrease vapor transmission
  • For best heat resistance (insulation), R-value of 6.3 per inch