Fun at a Job Site: Insulating New Construction

Our Insulation Installation team has fun on the job! We are always happy to work with builders on insulation systems for their project. Here’s a look at the spray foam insulation that’s being blown into a newly constructed home in Kessler Woods, Chestnut Hill, MA.

For more information about our customized insulation systems for your new construction project, contact us at (781) 899-3618.

Ice Dam Prevention

New England winters can be brutal, resulting in ice dams that damage not only roofs, but attics, ceilings and walls. Ice dams allow moisture to enter the home which leads to mold problems and other structural issues. In the last 10 years, Greenstamp insulated many home throughout the Boston-metro area and Cape Cod to prevent ice dams. We insulated this home featured above. In the first photo taken in 2010, ice dams are visible. In the photo, taken after the infamous 2015 “Snowmaggedon”, no ice dams have formed.

New Construction – Newton, MA

  

Greenstamp insulated a custom copper roof for a new home being built in Newton, MA. The Greenstamp experts worked closely with the architects and builders through every phase of the construction project on the roof and the complete insulation system for this new home.

Brae Burn Country Club

Greenstamp  successfully completes the insulation of the Poolside snack bar to help make the chefs and workers as comfortable as the poolside guests!

Our Manufacturers

Greenstamp works with several types of foam on the market. We are certified to spray foam insulation from manufacturers like, Coribond(c), Demilec(c), and Gaco Western Foam Systems. We will evaluate and recommend the best product for your project’s specific need or requirement.

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

 

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation is a versatile material and proven solution to a variety of construction challenges like:

  • Creating of a complete air barrier
  • Controlling moisture and condensation
  • Stopping rodent and insect intrusion
  • Preventing mold
  • Inhibiting ice formation
  • Eliminating squeaky building components
  • Reducing convective currents in walls or attics
  • Reducing outside noise
  • Adding structural strength

All these benefits translate into:

  • Energy efficiency (a high R-value per inch)
  • Cost-savings, it reduces the cost of installing multiple products to achieve one thing
  • Peace of mind, it keeps unwanted things out

OPEN CELL AND CLOSED CELL

The selection of Open Cell SPF versus Closed Cell SPF depends on the project and what is needed in terms of its performance or specific application requirements.

Open Cell SPF produces cells which do not completely close when applied. Air is allowed to fill the space inside the material. It is often installed in the same way unfaced-fiberglass insulation is used. In terms of cost and R-value, Open Cell SPF is the more efficient use of polyurethane foam. In other words, as an air barrier, it uses minimal material to create maximum affect.

Closed Cell SPF produces tiny cells that are completely closed making it a denser, heavier, and stronger material. Its composition is better for preventing vapor and moisture penetration. It is often used in basements, crawlspaces, unvented cathedral ceilings, wine cellars, and other areas of high moisture potential. Despite the higher R-value, Closed Cell SPF requires more material, is more expensive and has a higher cost per R-value.

Based on our evaluation of your project, Greenstamp will help you determine the best and most cost-effective solution.