Q. What is the advantage offered by Spray Foam Insulations vs. other types of insulation
A. Spray Foam Insulation has two main advantages over other insulation types. The first one is R-Value per inch. Closed cell spray foam has an R-Value of 6 per inch. Thats nearly double the old fashioned fiberglass batting we all remember from our parent’s attic.
The second main advantage enjoyed by spray foam is its ability to completely seal out air leaks. Even a single inch of spray foam prevents the drafts around electrical boxes and pipes that are the gremlins of traditional insulation. Remember air leaks equal money leaks.
Q. What types of Spray Foam Insulation do you offer and how do I choose the correct one?
A. This is an excellent question. At Tiger Foam™ we offer four main types of spray foam insulation:
E-84 Fast Rise Formula: This is our most popular product, it is a closed cell foam primarily used for new construction and should be applied to open walls and surfaces. It is an E-84 fire rated, class 1 building material and offers excellent air sealing properties and a cured R-Value of R-6 per inch.
Slow Rise Formula: As it’s name implies the slow rise formula expands more slowly during application. This closed cell foam foam is intended for existing construction and retrofits where it can be used to gently fill enclosed areas such as walls and ceilings. It is also what we recommend for filling tanks and floatation devices. Just like the fast rise formula it and offers excellent air sealing properties and a cured R-Value of R-6 per inch.
Quick Cure Formula: The Quick Cure formula is a lower cost alternative to the E-84 Fast Rise Foam. This closed cell foam is a class 2 rated building material and is perfect for any project where the higher rated foam is not needed
Open Cell Formula: The Open Cell formula is perfect for soundproofing applications, it expands to approx 3″ thick when applied and has a cured R-Value of 3.6 per inch.
Q. How do I figure out how much I need for my project?
A. To calculate simple projects using our closed cell foams you can use our handy Coverage Calculator For more in depth info or to calculate more complex projects please read our calculation guides located further down on the above mentioned page.
If you have problems calculating, simply call our sales office directly at 1.800.664.0063 and they’ll be happy to do the calculations for you.
Q. What safety equipment is needed to apply Spray Foam Insulation?
A. We take our customer’s safety very seriously. All of Tiger Foam Insulation’s™ polyurethane foams should always be used in conjunction with a certified respiratory protection in addition to safety glasses or goggles, nitrile gloves, and clothing that protects from skin exposure. Please see our extensive Safety Info page and all of the required safety equipment can be purchased on our Safety Accessories page.
Q. What do the kit numbers mean?
A. The number represents the size of the kit, i.e. TF600 or TF200 is indicative of the board foot coverage or expanded yield for that kit. A TF600FR kit will cover approximately 600 square feet at 1” thick. A board foot as it relates to this product is a square foot one inch thick. The kit size is yield of the foam after foam has cured.
Q. What is the shelf life of Spray Foam Insulation kits?
A. Tiger Foam™ products have a shelf life of 1 year from the date of manufacture. The kit’s expiration date is clearly marked on the packaging.
Q. How many cubic feet will the kits yield?
A. TF200SR will fill 13 cubic feet and the TF600SR will fill 43 cubic feet. For Filling liquid tanks, flotation devices, etc. you must convert gallons to cubic feet. Simply multiply gallons X 0.1337 i.e. a 400 gallon tank would be 400 x 0.1337 = 53.48 cubic feet. To fill this tank you would need to use 1 TF600SR and 1 TF200SR
Q. How many pounds does Tiger Foam™ float when used in flotation devices, marine applications or floating docks?
A. Tiger Foam™ floats 60 pounds per cubic foot. Using the cubic foot formula detailed above a 55 gallon drum, when filled with Tiger Foam™, will float 440 lbs.
Q. What is the density of Tiger Foam’s™ products?
A. The density Tiger Foam Fast Rise Foam is 1.75lb per cubic foot and Tiger Foam Slow Rise Foam is 2 lbs. per cubic foot.