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Spray Foam Insulation Renders the R-Value Methodology Almost Useless

skylinesprayfoam3When bidding large commercial projects, we typically come across contractors who would like the see our Spray Foam numbers compared to traditional batt or rigid board insulation. When we ask for the Spray Foam spec, they simply say, “Give me an R-Value of ‘this or that'”. What many people fail to realize is that R-Values are created in a vacuum. In other words, your 32 R-Value Batt insulation was given the 32 R-Value without accounting for air, moisture and other mechanisms of heat transfer.

Contact_ImageIn order to better understand the benefits of Spray Foam insulation over your traditional fiberglass model, you really should understand Convective Looping and Thermal Drift. When considering ‘real’ R-Values, 93% of conductive heat flow is already stopped by R-13 insulation. This is insulation actually performing at R-13. Upgrading from R-13 to R-40 reduces conductive heat flow by only another 5%. R-Value measures the energy (Heat) moving through the insulation material (Conduction). But the real culprit in energy or heat wasting in air-leakage (Convection).

Learn more about Real R-Value and how only Spray Foam Insulation offers it at

Links to more information:
The R-Value Myth
Understanding the 6 Factors of Heat Transfer and Energy Loss
Commercial Roof Restoration

Welcome to Skyline Industries Spray Foam and High Performance Coatings

Contact_ImageFor over a decade, Skyline Industries has specialized in High Performance Coatings and Spray Foam Insulation for Commercial, New Residential and Industrial Containment services. We offer fluid applied solutions to many problems building owners and maintenance staff fail to realize they have. Our high performance coatings (Acrylic, Silicone, Polyurea, etc.) have repaired Water Treatment Tanks and added stability and protection from off-gassing in Compost Facility steel structures. Our Spray Foam has increased STC (Sound Transfer) ratings while adding energy efficiency that batt insulation simply cannot provide.

Bayview_4Providing our customers with the latest in Polyurea, Silicone and SPF is our main goal. We understand your project and do our best to offer solutions that lead to worry-free results whether you are in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania or even Hawaii. We are a nationwide provider of Spray Foam Insulation and Coating services based on the scale of your project. Visit us here for more information. Or visit our corporate site here.