- 1. Take the dimensions of the desired coverage area.
- 2. Determine the type of foam to be used for the application (i.e., half, 1.0 1.7 pound)
- 3. Determine the desired R-value
- 4. Determine yield for the type of foam being considered
- 5. Use the below product information for your calculation
Green Insulation Technologies, LLC is well known for manufacturing soy-based and castor, water-blown foams. The foam is designed to be environmentally-friendly, in addition to meeting the high-performance standards and rigorous requirements of the spray foam industry.
The company has been manufacturing foam since 2007. It began with a Soy-based water blown product line that is roughly 60% with renewable/sustainable content for the "B" side. Customer demand resulted in the addition of a second product line that is a Castor-based water blown product that is roughly 30% with renewable/sustainable content for the "B" side.
It is uniquely interesting that Green Insulation Technologies, LLC has the ability to customize the density of their foam per client specifications. They have developed and blended the customary spray foam products ranging from a half-pound open-cell to a 3.0 pound closed cell product. Their products have many advantages over alternative insulation products and qualify for tax incentives.
Foam products can be shipped to 35 plus states, including Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and soon to New Zealand. Green Insulation Technologies takes great pride in maintaining excellent customer service.
Green Insulation Technologies guidelines to estimate the amount of
foam product required to obtain your desired R-value.
A board foot (BDF) is equivalent to 1 square foot with 1 inch of foam.
1.0 pound foam - R-value 4.6 per inch; Yield 8,000 - 10,000 BDF
1.7 pound foam - R-value 6.6 per inch; Yield 4,000 - 4,500 BDF
1. The job is equivalent to 2,000 square feet.
The desired R-value is a minimum of 11
If using open cell (half pound) foam you would need just under 3" of foam (desired R-value) 11 divided by 3.8 R per inch = 2.89 inches.
The job size requires 5,780 BDF (2,000x2.89)
2. The job is equivalent to 2,000 square feet.
The desired R-value is a minimum 38
If using closed cell (1.7 pound) foam you would need just Under 6" of foam (desired R-value) 38 divided by 6.6 R per inch = 5.76 inches.
The job size requires 11,520 BDF (2,000x5.76)