Why Use Polyurethane Foam?

The advantages of using polyurethane foam (PUF) are significant because of the materialís physical properties and application flexibility. After sixty years of use and a proven track record, known performance characteristics have been documented. The American Medical Association has performed studies proving polyurethane does not pose  health problems for building occupants. Polyurethane foams are actually used in buildings for the environmentally hypersensitive. This material is environmentally friendly.  Water blown and low ozone depletion potential products are friendly to the earthís atmosphere, reduce fuel consumption, and reduce the materials needed for the construction of energy-efficient buildings even under the most difficult environmental conditions. Visit the Customer Testimonials page to read about the reduced energy expenses enjoyed by our past clients.

Physical Properties

Application Flexibility

PUF provides flexibility to the architect and builder because it can be installed by a number of methods (spray, injection, and rigid boards) in difficult applications.

PUF generates heat when processed and can be quality assured at the time of installation using infrared equipment. FOAM-TECH provides this service as part of its installations; air-leakage testing is also provided.

PUF insulation is durable and provides consistent performance over the lifetime of the structure.

Because PUF insulation is so effective, even under the most extreme environmental conditions, it reduces energy costs and related fossil fuel emissions.  This is why foam is the most common insulation used in many applications which must meet challenging building climate requirements:

  • Critical Environment Buildings/structures

  • Museums and Art Storage

  • Historic Restoration and Renovation

  • Clean Rooms

  • Hospitals

  • Food Processing

  • Cold Storage

  • Extreme Indoor-Air-Quality Environments

  • High-Moisture Environment Buildings/structures

  • Indoor Pools and High-Moisture Environments

  • Underground Structures and Equipment

  • Basements and Crawl Spaces

  • Extreme-Temperature Condition Buildings/structures

  • Lumber Drying Kilns

  • Arctic Climate Buildings and Test Facilities

  • Climate Test Structures

  • Underground Structures

  • Environmental Mitigation Projects

  • Vermin

  • Condensation

  • Radon

  • Smoke Abatement

  • Mold, Mildew

  • Sound Control

  • Asbestos

  • Other

  • Specialized Agricultural Buildings and Equipment

  • Specialized Vehicles

  • Flat Roofs and Buildings Posing Venting Problems

  • Masonry Structures

  • Marine Applications

  • Ice Dam Remediation

  • High-Performance Energy-Efficient Buildings

  • Inflated Structures

  • Code Compliance, Energy Program, and Demonstration Projects