Our Spray Foam Insulation & Equipment

We INSTALL Spray FOAM INSULATIOn in Michigan, from Universal Polymer Corporation (UPC). UPC continues to strive toward innovative, scientific advancements in high-efficiency spray foam insulation solutions, intumescent and elastomeric coatings, high-performance quality products, and superior service..

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ABOUT SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is the best type of insulation to reduce air leakage. When you have spray foam insulation installed by a professional insulation installer contractor this enables your home or business to have increased energy efficiency. SPF is sometimes called foamed-in place insulation. The major advantage of Spray Foam Insulation is that it does more than just insulate. It also windproofs wall and ceiling cavities from air movement, 3 1/2" sample of foam is about 24 times less permeable to air infiltration than a similar thickness of fiberglass batt. Air movement and lower temperatures do not diminish is effectiveness. Traditional R-13 fiberglass batt insulation in a 10 mile an hour breeze can be reduced to R-5! Spray foam insulation fills walls and ceiling cavities completely.

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2 TYPES OF SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

There are two types of spray foam insulation – open cell and closed cell. When properly installed both expands, sealing voids, gaps and crevices. Open cell spray foam insulation is less dense per cubic foot. It is a good sound dampener. If you have rowdy families, musicians, or like to play loud music then you will find this type of insulation to be a great solution for your needs. It is less expensive than its closed cell counterpart, which is nice however it does have a lower R-value of 3.7 per inch. Closed cell spray foam insulation has a higher density per cubic foot and provides an optimal R-Value of 6.5 per inch. Closed cell also provides an effective barrier against mold growth, which can improve home air quality. Spray foam insulation installation in Michigan provides thermal resistance, is an excellent air barrier and creates a vapor barrier. We use Universal Polymer Company (UPC) foam which contains no ozone-depleting chemicals.

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS! MICHIGAN SPRAY FOAM INSTALLATION

It is very important to hire a professional spray foam insulation installer.  The spray foam needs to reach a certain temperature before it is applied. If this is not done it may not mix properly and this can effect performance. For example, it is poorly mixed the cured foam could possibly shrink away from the rafters or studs which could leave gaps or cracks. A good installer will take his time, mix and apply without rushing so that he does not create any voids.

With any type of insulation it is important to choose a installer with a good reputation. You should choose a professional contractor whether you are using fiberglass batts, cellulose or spray foam.

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WHAT IS 2-COMPONENT FOAM?

Spray polyurethane foam can be referred to as “two-component” foam. This means that two ingredients or components are mixed together on site. This is done with special equipment and added heat. Very high-tech equipment is used in combination with heated hoses to send the mixture to a special spray gun which then sprays the insulation onto the surfaces to be insulated. As soon as the two chemicals or components are mixed a chemical reaction begins. The liquid foam starts to expand and then eventually hardens. At MI-Foam we use the Boss 6/12k Proportioner machine for the installation process. 6/12 machine is Air Driven, meaning that the drive system is a 5" or 6” air motor. It features a 1:1 ratio proportioner so it pumps equal pressure and volume to the 'A' and 'B' sides of the machine which is important for even mixing and application of the insulation.

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THE FOAM EXPANDS?

The foam expands as it is sprayed and droplets of foam end up in the air. It is important to hire a reputable company who cares about your home because foam can be messy. It can get on your skin, in your hair and clothes. It can eve coat the lens of your camera or cell phone so beware to cover up items you do not want effected by the spray.  A good installer will use drop cloths, tape and even caulk to catch dripping foam and to prevent foam from finding its way where it should not. Caution should be taken to prevent any foam from getting outside of the house as well.

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2.0 FOAM VS. UPC 5.0

In a single application, UPC 2.0 can create a specialized engineered building envelope, which provides better thermal resistance, excellent air barrier, and a recognized vapor retarder. Universal Polymers UPC 2.0 is a two-component spray-in-place closed-cell, rigid, monolithic polyurethane foam insulation. All UPC 2.0 systems do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals. Close cell insulation can be installed anywhere in the home.

UPC 500 is a two component, water blown (zero ozone-depleting chemicals) light density, open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation. UPC 500 is designed to improve the performance of the building envelope for commercial, residential and industrial applications. When properly installed UPC 500 expands, sealing voids, gaps and crevices. Ideal fit to help fill cavities of any shape, providing an air barrier to reduce air leakage, and a higher R-Value than UPC 2.0 resulting in increased energy savings and comfort.

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ABOUT MI-FOAM

I like to be competitive in my insulation project pricing yet still offer reasonable prices, while maintaining good installation processes. MI-Foam uses only quality insulation foam and the latest technology. My number one priority on a project is the customer relationship. I want to make sure that you are happy with my work. I also pride myself on saving you from being overwhelmed with the project itself." -- Owner Operator Brian Bergers

 

"It seemed as if the wind could blow right through our house. We had traditional fiberglass batt insulation. Spray foam insulation changed all that."

Randy Smith

( Spray Insulation - Remodel)

"We researched before building our new home and found out that spray foam insulation could even add to the engineering stability of our home. "

Janet Zipinksi

( New Home Application )

"I needed to expand my business. I already had a pole barn but it has not insulation. Brian had great pricing, was easy to work with and fit us in quickly.

Travis Barney

( Pole Barn Application )

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