Spray Foam Insulation

Expert Spray Foam Insulation Contractor in Duluth, Superior, Grand Rapids & Hibbings Area

  • Air seal and insulate at once!
  • We insulate even the most hard-to-reach areas in your attic and home
  • Open cell and closed cell foam insulation
  • Energy efficient and green solution to many home comfort needs
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We can give you a more energy efficient home by installing spray foam insulation in your attic or basement

Spray foam insulation being installed by a certified professional in Minnesota & Wisconsin

The insulation "team" that's supposed to make our homes comfortable and energy efficient is truly a motley crew. In the old days, sawdust was sometimes dumped inside walls to slow heat loss. Then came vermiculite —porous lightweight pebbles with the look and feel of kitty litter.

Today we still rely on an old-timer, fiberglass batt insulation that's made from spun glass fibers. But if you're looking for a star player on the insulation team, a standout with qualities that other types of insulation can't touch, it's got to be spray foam. More specifically, we're talking about closed-cell polyurethane spray foam.

Increase your comfort and decrease your energy bills with a free spray foam insulation estimate in Esko, Superior, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Nisswa, Two Harbors, Duluth, and nearby cities and towns such as International Falls, Cloquet, South Range, Carlton, Bovey, Cohasset, Moose Lake, Hibbing, Ashland, and more. We are your trusted spray insulation contractor in Minnesota & Wisconsin.

There are two basic types of spray foam insulation:

1-part foam: You've seen and probably used this type of spray foam, which comes in pressurized cans that are sold at home centers and hardware stores under brand names like GREAT STUFF™. This single-component foam is super-sticky, and expands at different rates (depending on the type you buy) immediately after application. Since it seals gaps as well as insulates, this product is often referred to as an "insulating foam sealant."

2-part foam: To insulate an entire basement or attic with spray foam, contractors use 2-part polyurethane foam that comes in a pair of pressurized metal containers. When both components (resin and a catalyst) are mixed together at the nozzle, a foaming chemical reaction takes place that causes the material to expand.

Spray foam advantages:

R value. Poly spray foam has a higher R-value per inch than any other commonly used insulation —R-6.2 or higher, depending on the formulation.

Air barrier: Spray foam air seals and insulates in one step. Its ability to expand and fill gaps and cracks make it an ideal air sealing material, and it stays in place because of its super-adhesive qualities. Spray foam is often spot-applied as an air sealing treatment prior insulating an attic with blow-in insulation. But when applied in more generous amounts, it can eliminate the need for other types of insulation.

Waterproof: Moisture will soak its way through fiberglass and cellulose insulation, but polyurethane spray foam stops it cold. Its closed cell structure means that water can't migrate from one tiny cell or bubble to a neighboring one.

Foolproof: Did you know that a void (missing insulation) of just 5% of an insulated area can diminish overall insulation performance by as much as 50%? It's very difficult to install fiberglass insulation perfectly, so voids are not uncommon. But spray foam's expanding, super-sticky characteristics just about eliminate the possibility of voids. And once the foam cures, it's not going to settle or shift like fiberglass or cellulose can.

Our specialists expertly install foam insulation without leaving a mess

Here is a picture of what we found when the walls were removed from this home in Brule, Wisconsin. This is not nearly enough insulation! You can also see how dirty the insulation looks: it should be yellow! It is not yellow because it improperly installed and air could easily pass through leaving dirt all over the insulation.
Here is a picture of what we found when the walls were removed from this...

Our office is slowly getting fixed up. One Saturday our guys came in and spray foamed our front office. Kelsey is getting quite excited to move back into a warmer room! She was amazed at the difference in temperature after the spray foaming was completed.  
Here is an after shot of what used to be open cracks around the pipes in this attic in Duluth, MN.
Here are some small areas where air leaks into the attic in this Brule, WI home. These holes might not seem like they cause that much of an issue, but take these holes and multiply them by 50 and you are losing the same amount of air you would lose if you left one of your windows wide open!
Final rim joist spray insulation
This photo shows the poor insulation of the knee wall prior to the spray foam service.
This photo shows the the home prior to the spray foam service.

Tricky: It takes experience to get the feel of applying spray foam, especially two-part foams. With their different expansion rates and other qualities, they prove difficult for someone without experience to get the most of this material. For example, a high-expanding foam will damage a door or window jamb, but our training and experience can prevent this from happening.

Oftentimes, spray foam can also be wasted and get messy-- but our fully trained specialists know how to get the job done well the first time! 

Temperature sensitive: Cold temperatures affect the chemistry that causes the foaming action. It's critical to keep spray foam cans or two-part foam canisters within a specific temperature range for successful application.

Be sure to check out our comparison between spray foam and rigid foam insulation. We also provide assistance in choosing the best spray foam insulation.

Make your home more comfortable and lower energy bills with a spray foam insulation upgrade

Contact us today for a Free Estimate for foam attic insulation or any of our attic insulation installation services -- we are your trusted home insulation contractor in Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Esko, Two Harbors, Nisswa, Duluth, Superior, Washburn, Britt, Pequot Lakes, Silver Bay, Spooner, Hayward, Aitkin, Aurora, Virginia, and more.

We also offer a comprehensive energy assessment to diagnose the major contributors to your home's energy issues.

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Dr. Energy Saver Solutions, A Service of DBS
5116 Jean Duluth Road
Duluth, MN 55803
1-218-755-7972
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