Which side was insulated with Foam It Green spray foam insulation?

Attic Insulation PictureFoam it Green spray foam insulation was applied somewhere – but where?  Can you see the difference in the two sides of the roof in this photo?

If you guessed the left side, you are correct!

It’s estimated that 40% of all air leakage goes up and out through the roof, and in the winter, that can not only lead to high energy bills, but also cold rooms below, and ice damming on the roof.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one shows that using Foam it Green in your attic can prevent heat loss, which will ultimately make your home more energy efficient and comfortable!

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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Should I spray all the foam I need in one pass?

This is a common question. Should you spray all of the foam you need in one pass? Or layer it on?

Well, for proper bonding and expansion, it’s best to apply the foam in layers.  For our closed cell foam, spray on the foam lightly like paint (approximately 1/3rd inch in depth) and it will rise to 1 inch of cured foam.

For open cell foam, spraying a 1/3rd inch layer will rise out to about 2″ in cured depth.

Layering is better than spraying too much on in one pass, as that could cause the foam to sag (or drop if it’s overhead).  If you want more than one inch, let the first layer cure (roughly 15 minutes) and then spray another light coat over the top.

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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What makes Foam It Green a “green” building product?

Besides our green foam color indicator, which lets you know you’re spraying at the proper 1:1 ratio, there are several reasons why Foam It Green really is a “green” building product:

* Foam It Green spray foam kits stop tremendous amounts of energy waste by sealing out air leaks.

* Foam It Green has a high insulation value – R-7 in just one inch!

* Guardian Energy Technologies, Inc. has balanced its carbon footprint by sponsoring clean energy and carbon reduction projects through TerraPass.

* Foam It Green minimizes transportation impact because it is 100% American made and ships from our location in Chicagoland, Illinois.

Did you know that our kits are so quick and easy to spray, you can knock out many types of projects on a Saturday morning, and be relaxing by lunch? 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. Let’s get started!

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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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