USA Premium Foam foam-in-place insulation is an innovative, ultra-light weight, foam insulation. USA Premium foam insulation is a hybrid belonging to one of the oldest groups of synthetically produced thermosetting plastics. Phenolics, as they are referred to, were first synthesized in 1907 in the form of Bakelite. Today, phenolic plastics are well known for their durability, structural integrity, and extraordinary fire resistance. Phenolic plastics are used in electronics, automobiles, machine parts, fire-proof coatings, adhesives, tools, and thousands of other commercial and household items. When made into a foam insulation, phenolics are one of the safest and most efficient thermal and acoustical insulation products available.
USA Premium Foam is a closed-cell; semi-permeable foam that in one step provides a sealed, thermal envelope that simplifies retrofit practices. This foam insulation has been formulated with the environment in mind. It emits no VOCs or CFCs. It behaves much like a petroleum-based plastic foam, without any of the harmful environmental side effects.
No. USA Premium is a unique phenolic-based product.
No. When tested in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, USA premium Foam's by-products of combustion are significantly less toxic than those produced by the burning of white pine... a common wood used extensively in residential home construction. When tested for hazardous materials as listed in the EPA's Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act under sections 311 & 312, test results show no toxic materials were detected, and combined Formaldehyde were again undetected at a level of 0.0007%.
USA Premium Foam is much more effective than traditional insulation products, because the foam insulation is applied as a liquid. As it is injected, it conforms and fills each cavity, crevasse, and void to create a thermal envelope. USA premium Foam is a highly-efficient seal against air infiltration, the number one source of energy loss. This innovative insulation can be injected into any cavity and does not burn, settle, or disintegrate.
Since Fiberglass or cellulose are settling materials, they cannot seal from stud to stud or around outlets. In addition, fiberglass and cellulose can lose their insulation value if water or moisture invades the wall cavity. USA Premium Foam can actually help eliminate moisture problems in a wall cavity by creating an air tight seal. USA Premium Foam is an inert substance and will not support mold growth.
USA Premium Foam provides a sealed thermal envelope. When applied, the insulation conforms and fills each cavity, crevasse and void. USA Premium Foam contributes to the overall comfort and health of the occupants of a home because there are no fibers or "clumps" of loose matter. By reducing air infiltration, the insulation also reduces dust and harmful, household mold and mildew. USA Premium Foam provides a healthier, draft-free, indoor environment with no harmful emissions that can cause allergic reactions.
Most damaging moisture within a building envelope cavity is the result of warm moist inside air being exchanged with the cold dry air inside an insulation cavity. As the moisture in the air condenses, it forms dew within the insulation. Because USA Premium Foam is an air seal, this moisture movement and condensation does not occur. USA Premium Foam is ideal for use in climates where buildings are both heated and air conditioned because the situation is reversed in summer with moisture forming on the back of the interior vapor retarder.
R-value is derived from a controlled laboratory test of insulation's resistance to conductive heat flow. USA Premium Foam has an R-value of 5.1/inch.
Yes! For over 20 years, USA Premium Foam has been tested by some of the most reputable independent laboratories in the country. Using the ASTM E-119 procedure, fire tests were performed on many different standard and custom wall designs. Two identical walls were constructed - one empty, the other filled with USA Premium Foam. In every test, the Foam filled wall showed an increase of fire ratings from 50 to 150 percent! USA Premium Foam does not melt or vaporize like other foam insulation materials when subjected to the ASTM E-119 testing. Because of its unparalleled fire resistance, USA Premium Foam has been approved by many state and local building and fire departments as the only foam-in-place insulation product to be used to increase fire ratings on existing non-compliant wall systems.
USA Premium Foam has a flame spread of 5, and its smoke development is 5. For those reasons, USA Premium Foam is a Class 1-rated material against fires and does not emit hazardous gasses when exposed to heat of fire. This is the highest rating an insulation product can receive for residential and commercial applications.
USA Premium Foam is injected into a cavity by a Certified USA Premium Foam Installer. The Certified Installer would remove siding/shingles or drill in the mortar between bricks from the outside of the home. As with any closed vertical cavity, USA Premium Foam can be injected into the cavity through holes drills from the outside of the house.
No, USA Premium Foam has been tested and is not a concern to electrical authorities.
No. Unlike urea-formaldehyde type foams that rely on strong mineral acids for setting and final curing, USA Premium Foam is polymerized by using synthetic cross linking compounds, producing a self neutralizing, and non-corrosive foam product.
USA Premium Foam offers no food value, it is an inert substance; therefore it does not support bacteria or fungal growth.
Indefinitely. As an inert, long lasting polymer, any residential or commercial structure is a great place for USA Premium Foam Insulation.
The spray goes from liquid to foam (like shaving cream) in seconds after spraying. You can watch it quickly harden after a few minutes. It completely cures within a few days.
No. USA Premium Foam, is an inert substance, is pest resistant. There is absolutely no food value to the insulation.
No, it takes a certified, trained professional to install USA Premium Foam Insulation because of the sophisticated equipment needed to install it properly. USA Insulation trains and certifies all its installers.
Sensitive temperature and pressure gauges are located in strategic locations throughout the USA Premium Foam installation system. As the cavity being filled reaches completion, a small amount of back pressure is produced. Once this pressure reaches a predetermined point, as monitored through the gauges, the installer stops the process and proceeds to the next access hole. A backup method, known as 'fill time', is also used. An experienced installer knows the time it takes to fill a specific size and shape cavity. If the pressure reaches the completed level before the normal fill time has elapsed, a blockage may have occurred, and additional access holes are drilled above or below the blockage.
An outlet can be easily added since USA Premium Foam drills more easily than other hard-drying foams.
USA Premium Foam has been around for more than 30 years. USA Insulation began in 1985 to help create a healthier, more comfortable, energy efficient, and environmentally responsible insulation.
The manufacturing of phenolic resin is an exacting process. Material is shipped to the installer from the manufacturer or its subsidiaries in a finished liquid form, thus insuring product consistency from drum to drum.
Please contact USA Insulation headquarters:
1351 E. 357th #5 St.
Eastlake, OH 44095
Phone: (877) 903-6800
USA Insulation, the sole nationwide distributor of USA Premium Foam, is rapidly expanding nationwide, adding franchises in all regions of the country. If you are interested in having USA Premium Foam insulation installed in a home or business, call USA Insulation's Headquarters at (866) 602-4107 to find the location nearest you.
"We had three homes, and all three were insulated by USA Insulation. It's the best thing we have ever done. If we ever have to move we would do it again with USA Insulation."
Mr. & Mrs. Peck