What is the R-value of Foam It Green Spray Foam Insulation?

Our standard closed cell fire-retardant formula provides an insulation value of R-7 per inch.  Our open cell fire-retardant formula provides an insulation value of R-3.6 per inch.

If you’re unsure which to use for your application, just let us know what type of project you’re working on and we’ll help you pick the perfect foam for the job!

Have more questions?  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 I spray Foam It Green when it’s Cold Outside?

You betcha!

In fact, winter is a great time for easily identifying those places that need to be insulated, due to the more apparent cold drafts, cold floors, and such.  Our kits wont’ freeze in transit, and as long as the kits and the surfaces to be sprayed are within the right temperature range, you are good to go.

David from PA had great success spraying in chilly weather.  Here’s what he has to say about his project:

“We sprayed when the outside temp was zero degrees, the room was 75-80 degrees.  We followed directions on the video and it came perfect.  Thank you for a great product.”

Have more questions? Or are you ready to knock out the cold once and for all with an easy 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 I install spray foam insulation with the furnace on?

It’s cold outside, and your furnace is probably on. But, you also need to install your Foam it Green.

So, can it be installed with the furnace on?

This question was posed to us recently, and we figure it probably applies to many during this season.

Here is your answer…

Once you’ve gotten the room and surfaces you’ll be spraying up to the proper temperature, all heaters and electrical equipment should be turned off.

You should not spray Foam It Green while smoking, or around open flames or electrical equipment that could spark.

Have more questions? Or are you ready to knock out the cold once and for all with an easy 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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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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