FAQ on Insulating Foam for Walls
Tripolymer Inc’s wall foam is made from the same family of thermosetting plastics as billiard balls and some fire-proof coatings. It’s safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly.
Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation does not use raw formalin in the manufacturing process. (Ambient formaldehyde levels occur in parts per billion as in water, air, hair, and etc.) It is safe, water soluble during installation, biodegradable, and does not emit toxic gasses during or after installation.
No, our installers are trained and certified in the injection foam process. Unlike polyurethane foams sprayed in attics or open cavities, Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is totally expanded upon leaving our installation equipment. No further expansion occurs so there is no risk of blowing out walls due to foam expansion.
R-value is the standard measure of thermal resistance – resistance in temperature movement in your walls. The higher the R-Value, the better the energy efficiency will be. Our R-value of 5.1 per inch is higher because it fills more of your wall cavity and has a higher density.
A big part of what keeps your A/C or heater running overtime is heat and air transfer through your walls. Even though your existing fiberglass or cellulose insulation meets minimum R-value standards, it typically has a poor heat and air transfer rate. You can significantly reduce energy bills with a solid content insulation such as Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation.
First, dense-packed cellulose cannot be inserted in walls with existing fiberglass or old cellulose insulation. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation shines when installed over old insulation and has much better air infiltration reduction qualities.”
Second, Tripolymer Inc.’s wall foam has an R-value, the standard measurement of thermal resistance, of 5.1 per inch, 25% above the best blown-in cellulose. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation is not subject to mold growth as with cellulose and has a far superior fire resistance.
No. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation becomes a solid within seconds of installation and becomes a fundamental part of your wall system.
Yes. Tripolymer Inc. Injection Foam Insulation can help prevent the spread of first through the walls of your home. View our fire resistance video.