First Defense Insulation provides spray foam applications for Residential and Commercial Systems.
It improves energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and structural durability. Spray foams monolithic, sprayed-in-place quality make it an excellent option for many applications including the attic. Call us today for a free estimate!
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Sprayed Polyurethane Foam “Spray Foam” is a chemical product comprised of two materials, isocyanate and polyol resin.
When mixed together inside a spray foam gun, the two components react and create spray foam, which can expand 30-100 times its liquid volume.
The United States Department of Energy estimates upto 40% energy loss of a building occurs from gaps, cracks, leaky ceilings, walls, and doors. Spray Foam is an excellent choice to fill these voids and gaps because its a sprayed in place expandable insulation.
Did you know Spray Foam was accidentally invented? That’s Right… In 1937, a German chemist by the name of Otto Bayer, discovered an addition to the synthesis of polyurethanes.
In the early 1980’s, spray foam started to be used as insulation in buildings. Today, NASA actually insulates the space shuttle with spray foam insulation in Houston to protect the shuttle from heat and also to add structural support!
Spray Foam is used in Houston, Texas to stop all three types of heat transfer!
Two products are primary used: Open Cell and Closed Cell. The main difference between the two products is that open cell spray foam has a lower density than closed cell spray foam. Both products provide excellent thermal insulating value and prevent air infiltration.
Open Cell Spray Foam: Like the name suggest, open cell spray foam have cells that are left open and are not encapsulated. With a 5 pound per cubic foot density, this product tends to be softer and more flexible. Open Cell has a higher expansion rate and is great at filling gaps, cracks, and voids.
Closed Cell Spray Foam: With completely closed cells, this product has a high density, is rigid, and is moisture impermeable.
While our applicators wear personal protective equipment while spraying foam, spray foam is non-toxic (when correctly applied). Foam cures and becomes inert. Manufacturer guidelines and testing will determine when a building can be entered. Most manufactures have a 24-48 hour reoccupancy window and this window can be brought down with ventilation and other means. With over 35+ years of combined experience between our leadership team, extensive training of our crews, and investments into our equipment and maintenance- We have what it takes to do the job correctly.
Insulation materials with high R-value perform better than insulation materials with lower R-Value. The measure of resistance to heat flow is how R-Value is determined.
Known for its superior thermal and air barrier qualities, spray foam also provides sound barrier properties as well. Open Cell SPF is better for sound than Closed Cell SPF.
Load-bearing structures of your home are the walls. Before a home is built, engineers design the home to protect from shearing force events, like hurricanes and tornadoes. Builders are turning to Spray Foam to add racking strength to the home. Spray foam acts as the “glue” of the home.
Leaky homes do not provide homerowners with superior indoor air quality.
As air leaks out of our homes, outdoor air has to leak back in, bringing the outdoor pollutants into our homes. Moisture can also leak in and contribute to condensation, which can lead to food growth “mold”.
Spray Foam Insulation protects against having leaky homes by providing an impermeable air barrier.
From the moment you reach out to us, we will be here to answer any questions you have. We don’t have automated phone systems or 3rd party answering services- you speak directly to our friendly staff. While we are a insulation company, we believe that we are servicing a human being that owns a home and not the home itself.
Once scheduled, we will communicate your appointment date and time back to you. 24-hours before your appointment, we will reach out and confirm that your appointment is still a good time for you.
Our knowledgeable staff will ask your concerns and goals, complete a detailed assessment, provide proper treatments to fix your concerns, and leave you with a cost to perform the work.
On the morning of you job, your project lead will meet with you and introduce the crew that will performing work at your home.
The scope of work to be performed will be reviewed with you and your home will be protected and treated like it was our home.
You will be provided a completion timeline each day so you know what to expect and when work will be completed.
When our crews complete the work, you will be walked through the scope of work and shown the work for you to approve our crews to leave.
Great service isn’t hard. We believe our job is to make you, the customer, feel like we care, are important to us, and if you have a problem- we address the problem and fix it.
When a customer feels like we took care of them, went above and beyond, and did exactly what we promised – they will refer us.
Referrals are the HIGHEST and most AUTHENTIC compliment a customer can pay us!
First Defense Insulation is located on 12 Greenway Plaza Suite 1147, Houston, Texas. From William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) get on I-45 N from Broadway St, and head south on Broadway St. Then make a U-turn, and use the middle lane to turn left onto Gulf Fwy. Next use the left lane to take the ramp onto I-45 N, and continue on I-45 N. At this point take I-69/US-59 S to SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy, and take exit 125 A from I-69/US-59 S. After that merge onto I-45 N, and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 45 toward Cleveland/I-69/U.S. 59. Afterwards, keep left at the fork to continue toward State Hwy 288 S, and keep left at the fork, follow signs for Texas 288 S/U.S. 59 S/Victoria/Lake Jackson. Next continue onto State Hwy 288 S, and use the right 2 lanes to merge onto I-69/US-59 S toward Victoria. Then keep right to continue on Exit 125 A, follow signs for Weslayan Rd and merge onto SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy. After that follow SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy and Timmons Ln to your destination, and merge onto SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy. At this point turn right onto Timmons Ln, and turn right onto Colquitt St. Finally, turn right, and First Defense Insulation will be on the left.
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