How to use Spray Foam Insulation to Deaden Sound

Got neighbors? Got construction? Got traffic outside? Got kids? Got a TV? Ever have guests? If you’ve got any of these, then you’ve got NOISE.

Foam it Green does a fantastic job of sound deadening because it stops air movement, which is how sound travels.

If you are only spraying for sound deadening and not to insulate or stop moisture penetration, we’d recommend using our open cell foam systems. Open cell foam costs less than closed cell foam but will still do just as great a job of stopping that sound transfer for you.

Click here to hear from customers just like you who’ve used Foam it Green to regain their peace and quiet >>

Ready to knock out your insulation project this weekend? Just give us a call at 800-516-0949 or drop us a line to help@guardianenergytech.com and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.

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Will Foam It Green really help keep my home warmer this winter?

Are you feeling particularly chilly this winter?  If you’re living in the eastern part of the country, it’s not just your imagination!

While we know you upper mid-westerners endured a cold winter and snowy extremes last year, this year mother nature is sharing the experience with those on the east coast and down in the gulf areas.

The Weather Channel explains that this year there is a “Greenland Block” upper air weather pattern which is delivering prolonged Arctic outbreaks to the eastern US. If there’s one thing us easterners (particularly south-easterners) aren’t fond of, it’s “arctic outbreaks!”

Fortunately, Foam it Green can you keep your tootsies warm and your bills low this winter, no matter what area of the country you live in!

But don’t just take our word for it. Here is what Ana from Chicago, IL has to say about how well it worked for her and her family:

“We sprayed 2 of our basement exterior walls in December, before the Arctic Blast hit Chicago with -25 degree weather and boy did it make a difference. Our basement was always very cold and drafty and typically about 50 degrees in winter time because there was absolutely no insulation. This year, we covered only half of the basement and our temp was a nice and toasty 62 degrees! We still need two additional walls to foam but we need to take down the panels and buy more foam. We are extremely satisfied with the service and the product. Wow!”

Install Foam it Green this Saturday, and start enjoying warm toes and lower bills not just this winter, but for future winters to come!

Ready to knock out your insulation project this weekend? Just give us a call at 800-516-0949 or drop us a line to help@guardianenergytech.com and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.

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Can You Ship Foam it Green Spray Foam When It’s Cold Out?

Brrr… It’s cold outside, and you want to get that insulation project done this weekend so that you stay toasty for the rest of the winter!  But you may be wondering, “Is it too cold to ship and use Foam it Green?”

That is a great question, and the answer is absolutely not!  We only use carriers who will ensure that your kits arrive in good working order.

Because it’s cold, once they arrive, we do recommend keeping the kits in a warm environment for 24-48 hours before you spray to give them a chance to warm all the way through.  (It’s even OK if the carrier has left them on your porch, just be sure to bring them inside once you get home, so they’re not out all night.)

Tip: While you’re waiting for your kits to warm up, shake the tanks every so often to distribute the warmth throughout all of the components.

Ready to knock out your insulation project this weekend? Just give us a call at 800-516-0949 or drop us a line to help@guardianenergytech.com and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.

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Introducing our New and Improved Temperature Strip

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to introduce you all to our brand new temperature strips! Looking very similar to a traditional thermometer, using them is now easy peasy!

These are much easier to read than our old strips, and are now included with all kits on all orders.

In watching the video to the right, you’ll notice that the initial reading is in the blue because the temperature strip is on a cold surface.  Then, when we move it to the hot cup of tea, it immediately skyrockets up into the red. Then, when we move it back down to the cold table, it quickly moves right back down again.

Remember, the ideal reading for the temperature range for the tanks will be in the green area, right in the middle of the temperature strip.

So, that’s it! Our latest advancement in our continuing mission to make your spray foaming job as easy as possible!

Have a question about which type of foam is right for your project? Just give us a call at 800-516-0949 or drop us a line to help@guardianenergytech.com to receive additional information – we have a kit for just about any project!

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What’s the difference between fast rise and slow rise spray foam?

Fast rise spray foam (or standard rise foam, as we refer to it) is designed to spray just about any open surface you can see, including walls, under floors, rim joists, attic floors, and the underside of the roof.

Slow rise foam expands at a slower rate than the fast rising foam, and is designed to fill existing walls where the drywall or plaster is already in place.  Slow rise foam is fed into the void via a length of flexible tubing affixed to the mixing nozzle on the spray gun, and uses gravity to help it get to the lowest point in the wall before it starts to expand.  This video shown at right will show you how the slow rise foam is fed into an existing wall.

Have a question about which type of foam is right for your project? Just give us a call at 800-516-0949 or drop us a line to help@guardianenergytech.com to receive additional information – we have a kit for just about any project!

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How Much Will Each Insulation Kit Cover?

guy_hAt Foam It Green, we make it easy for you to determine the amount of area each kit will cover because we put the estimated coverage right in the name of the kit!

For example, the Foam It 602 kit is designed to yield 602 sq feet of foam at 1″ cured thickness, which equates to about 300 sq feet at 2″, or 200 sq feet at 3″.

The Foam It 202 is designed to yield 202 sq feet of foam at 1″ cured thickness, which equates to about 100 sq feet at 2″, and so on.

Just remember to divide the number in the kit name by the depth in inches that you’ll be spraying to determine the square footage that each kit will cover at your desired depth.

Need assistance in figuring out which kit will be perfect for your project?  Just give us a call at 800-516-0949 or drop us a line to help@guardianenergytech.com and we’ll answer all of your questions.

Happy foaming!

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What are the Best Projects to Save on Energy?

Energy bills are rising across the nation. But the good news is that you can easily counteract that with a few easy projects.

Here are the top 3 projects to give you the most “bang” for your buck!

1. Insulating your garage ceiling (if there is living space above) or the underside of your basement or crawlspace ceiling. Without insulation, cold air, noise, odors, and even dangerous fumes can travel up in to your home from the garage.  You can solve that problem easily by insulating the ceiling of your garage with Foam it Green.  And if your chilly floors are a result of a cold basement or crawlspace, you can get the same great results by applying Foam it Green there as well.

2. Insulating the rim joists, where the house sits on the foundation. This area is prone to air leaks and moisture.  Just one inch of Foam it Green can provide an air-tight seal to keep your bills down and your floors warmer.

3. Insulating the attic floor. If your attic isn’t air-tight, then you may be wasting thousands of dollars. 25-40% of the typical energy bill is accounted for by air leakage. And often that is up into the attic.  You can put down just 1″ of closed cell Foam it Green to seal out those leaks, and keep your conditioned air where it belongs, in your living space.  You can even use it with your existing insulation, as long as it’s in good shape.

We offer great project guides to answer specific questions about each of these projects.  Just give us a call at 800-516-0949 or drop us a line to help@guardianenergytech.com to receive additional information about any or all three of these easy projects!

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Is This Really Something a 72 Year Old Woman Can Do?

In short, absolutely!

We’ve specifically created Foam It Green kits to be easy for just about any first-time sprayer to spray successfully and achieve amazing results.  So, folks of all ages and levels of experience use Foam it Green.

In fact, most of our customers have never used spray foam before, and are often surprised to find out how easy it really is (some even say it was fun!).

But don’t take our word for it.  Here is just one example of many great customer experiences:

“I am 52, and my son and I are doing this project ourselves. It didn’t take us any time at all. It was really easy. I did most of the spraying. My son did a little. It’s a great product. Anybody can do it if I can! Here is my video!” – Ruby M., Ridgeland, MS

We also have tons of videos on our website to show you everything from setting up your kit, to tips for spraying different surfaces, to shutting your kit down to use another day.  You’ll find the whole list of videos right here on our site:

http://www.sprayfoamkit.com/videos-a-how-tos

And we don’t stop there.

We also offer true 24/7 technical support, just in case you need us at night, on the weekend, or a holiday.  Most customers never need to call, but it’s great to know we’re only a phone call away, no matter when you’re spraying Foam It Green!

Ready to give it a go? Call us at 800-516-0949 and we’ll set you on the road to spray foam success, and a lifetime of energy bill savings!

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Can Foam it Green be left exposed for a man’s cave?

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 4.33.32 PMFoam it Green is certainly a lovely shade, so if you are tempted to leave an area open (such as a ceiling), so you can see your lovely foam every day, we understand! Isn’t the attached photo beautiful?

We kid, of course. The photo at right was actually later drywalled, but the customer wanted to show us what the room looked like first!

But, if you are considering this look as a more permanent idea, perhaps not for your main home but for a basement or a “man cave,” here’s what you need to know.

Our closed cell foam is Class I, ASTM-E84 fire retardant foam; however, we would recommend checking with your local building inspector to determine if the foam will need to be covered to provide fire barrier protection in the location you’ll be spraying.

If you do need a fire barrier, but don’t want to hang drywall over the foam, you may be able to use our DC-315 thermal barrier paint to achieve the required fire barrier protection.

Some guys I’ve worked with actually like the “cave-like” appearance the foam lends to the space and choose to just use the fire blocking paint when a fire barrier is required.

Ready to set your man up with cave of his own? Call us at 800-516-0949 and we’ll answer any questions you may have about your project!

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QOD: Should I be concerned about fumes while spraying?

QOD:  Do I need to concerned about any fumes when spraying?

A lot of folks ask this question, and here at Foam it Green we take your safety, while spraying, very seriously. So, we always recommend that anyone in the spray area wear a respirator with P100 filters so you don’t breathe in the foam particles.

The tanks are pressurized and there will be a slight odor from the foam while you’re spraying, so we also recommend spraying with good ventilation.

If you’re spraying during colder months, we’d recommend that you warm the walls you’ll spray and then open up the space to get a bit of circulation in the area while you’re spraying.  It may mean you have to check the wall temp every so often to make sure they are staying warm, but it’s the safe way to spray.

Give us a buzz at 800-516-0949 and we’ll hook you up with the perfect kit, whatever your project!

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