Editorial Contributions by SWD Urethane
SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
BY JEN KRAMER
Elevating the Industry
Adisruption is taking place in the spray foam industry – and it has changed the open-cell insulation market forever.
A new technology, Ultra-Low Density spray
foam, represents significant reductions in labor
and expense for the contractors who have been
front runners of early adoption.
But what exactly is this technology and how is
it converting so many contractors?
Ultra-Low Density spray foam has a nominal
density of 0.4 pounds per cubic foot (lb/ft3),
as opposed to regular open-cell spray foam
that has a density of 0.5 pounds per cubic
So, why is that seemingly small difference
such a big deal?
For a very good reason, it turns out. Ultra-Low
Density foam yields 25 percent more foam on
average than its 0.5-pound predecessor.
Ari Guttman, owner of The Spray Market,
located in Brooklyn, New York, has
consistently experienced yields averaging
from 24,000 to 25,000 board feet per set
when using Ultra-Low Density foam.
On the opposite side of the country, in hot,
arid Mesa, Arizona, Larry Evans, owner
of EMC Insulation, describes Ultra-Low
Density foam as “a game changer for us.”
Evans states that when using Ultra-Low