Eco & Health Conscience
Abril EcoFoam™, or as it’s technically known, sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF), is the ideal solution for energy-conscious Bay Area homeowners seeking the highest performing and sustainable options available. There is no other material on the market more effective and energy efficient.
A Greener Home
The architectural, design and engineering communities have utilized the many benefits and unique characteristics of sprayed polyurethane foam for nearly half a century. Now, SPF is used in almost every refrigerator, water heater, refreshment cooler, insulated flask, and hot tub.
When considering green materials Abril EcoFoam™ is the material of choice, offering you both a bio-content and a favorable impact on the environment due to its inherent energy saving benefits. Also, Abril EcoFoam™ is green because of its long life cycle.
When you reroof with Abril EcoFoam™, you’ll not only be reducing your home’s carbon footprint; you’ll also be improving your homes heating and cooling efficiency (and reducing your energy costs). And if that wasn’t enough, your home will be more comfortable and healthier too.
A Healthier Home
EcoFoam insulation provides a sealed thermal envelope. When applied, the insulation fills each cavity, fissure, and void. EcoFoam insulation contributes to the overall comfort and health of the occupants of a home because it is a seamless monolithic blanket of insulation. The foam used in the roofing industry is a closed cell foam. The cells of the foam contain an inert gas that resists temperature change. The result is a high R-6.5 per inch insulation rating. This rating, combined with a “Cool Roof” reflective top coat, can achieve up to a 15-degree temperature reduction on hot days, saving you up to 30% on heating in the winter!
EcoFoam Insulation contains no fibers or “clumps” of loose matter. By reducing air infiltration, the insulation also reduces dust and harmful molds.EcoFoam insulation provides a healthy, draft-free, indoor environment with no harmful emissions.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is a significant concern for most homeowners. EcoFoam insulation addresses this problem in several ways. It is devoid of emissions and contaminants that can affect your health. It improves air quality by nearly eliminating air infiltration. In the summer it will help reduce moisture infiltration, and in the winter it will help keep warm, humid air in the living space. Since it helps in sealing your home, it also aids people who suffer from allergies (by keeping contaminants out of the living space).
Unlike more traditional insulation methods, EcoFoam insulation is free of all HFAs, HCFCs, HFCs, and formaldehyde. Once EcoFoam insulation has cured, the final product is chemically dead and contains no potential health risks.