Panhandle Insuation, Panama City, Florida is your Preferred Hurricane Protection Contractor
InsulStar Spray Adhesive Foam Insulation
InsulStar is a spray adhesive foam insulation that is applied to the underside of your roof sheathing and joists by specially trained technicians.
This patented and proven technology has many benefits over blown-in and batt fiber insulation products. But more importantly, InsulStar will give your roof two to three times the wind uplift resistance of plywood or OSB roof sheathing nailed to rafters or trusses per the most stringent building code requirements. InsulStar adhesive foam insulation can:
save lives during a major hurricane by preventing wind uplift of the roof structure.
cut your home energy use by a minimum of 25 percent, even if you already have blown-in or fiberglass batt attic insulation.
reduce your homeowners insurance premiums by as much as 40 to 60 percent.
Lower homeowners insurance cost
As of September 2008, InsulStar was the only adhesive foam insulation product approved by the State of Florida for roof deck to truss adhesion and as a secondary water barrier (Product Approval No. 9975). This product approval qualifies homes with InsulStar applied to the underside of the roof decking for substantial hurricane loss mitigation discounts on homeowners insurance coverage. These discounts are mandated by Florida law (Florida Statute 627.711). Premium reductions of 50 percent after installation of InsulStar are not unusual.
Better roof protection
Research conducted at the University of Florida, Clemson University and the University of Western Ontario has shown that closed-cell spray foam insulation applied to the underside of roof decking bonds the sheathing to the framing and significantly increases wind uplift resistance.
The increased wind uplift resistance added by closed-cell spray foam insulation during tests was, on average, about the same as that obtainable by doubling the number of nails required by Florida coastal building codes.
Note: InsulStar is formulated with a special adhesive to increase its bonding ability, compared to the conventional closed cell foam insulations studied by researchers.
However, roof installers may not always drive the number of roof nails required by building codes, or they may not space the nails consistently, in accordance with code requirements, or some nails may miss the underlying roof framing. Roof construction defects like these can be extremely difficult to detect. InsulStar can dramatically improve the structural integrity of substandard roof construction.
Lower energy costs
There are three big reasons why InsulStar provides superior energy cost savings over blown-in and batt fiber insulation products:
Cooler attic. Because spray foam insulation is applied to the underside of the roof decking, heat transmission is blocked at the roof surface. Blown-in and batt fiber insulation products rest on the ceiling deck, allowing the attic to heat up. It is not unusual for an attic with InsulStar to be 40 to 50 degrees cooler than an attic with blown-in or batt fiber insulation on a hot summer day.
A hot attic can have a major impact on home energy use when the air conditioning ducts and air handler are located in the attic space, and a hot attic will continue to radiate heat into a home's living spaces long after sunset.
Real-world versus published R-values. R-value is a measure of a material's resistance to heat transmission. Unfortunately, blown-in and batt fiber insulation products sag and settle after installation, so much so that in tests by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, fiber insulation products in actual use often performed at as little as half their advertised R-values. InsulStar expands upon application and cures into a rigid barrier, so it will retain its design heat transfer resistance indefinitely.
Air infiltration. Air movement within your attic causes convective heat transfer. Convection can account for 80 percent of the heat transfer through an attic space, so stopping convection can substantially reduce energy costs. Blown-in and batt fiber insulations only slow convection: As temperatures increase during the summer or fall during the winter, convection currents increase and fiber products lose most of their effectiveness. However, InsulStar is a closed cell material with no air gaps for convection air currents to flow through.
In addition to its closed cell structure, InsulStar expands when spray-applied as a foam. This allows the insulation to fill every crack, hole or other gap in your roof structure, further blocking potential air current pathways. Research shows that as little as a quarter-inch of a foam insulation like InsulStar will stop almost all convective heat transfer through a building surface.
Better moisture control
Stopping convection also improves moisture control. Moisture within a building structure is transmitted by convection. This moisture can condense and form dew within the air pockets of a fiber insulation. Over time, this process destroys the insulation and reduces its effectiveness. Given enough time, a fiber insulation will begin to rot and mold can form.
InsulStar is a closed cell material, so it substantially eliminates air currents and accompanying problems such as moisture and mold. Incidentally, InsulStar is formulated with an anti-microbial ingredient to inhibit the growth of molds within the product.
InsulStar high performance spray foam insulation will protect your family and your home during severe weather, save you money on your energy bills and make your home healthier and more comfortable.
Other InsulStar adhesive foam insulation benefits include:
Improves indoor air quality by keeping out dust and pollutants.
Reduces your carbon footprint by cutting your energy consumption.
Promotes more consistent temperatures from room to room and reduces indoor drafts.
Airtight insulated roof barrier reduces sound transmission and makes your home quieter.
Will deliver its original performance for as long as you own your home because it will not settle, shrink, compress or sag like blown-in or fiberglass batt insulation.
Spray foam insulation technology has a 35-year track record of proven performance.
Contains up to 20 percent renewable agricultural products from sugar cane, sugar beets and corn.
If you need to use your attic space for storage or for any other reason, InsulStar will not irritate your skin like fiberglass insulation.
Odorless and non-toxic
Contains no ozone-depleting chemicals
Take the next step.
InsulStar is the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, closed-cell spray-in-place polyurethane insulation system available. It uses renewable agricultural resources and is completely non-toxic. You can save a minimum of 25 percent on your energy costs compared to other common insulation products. It stops air leakage into and out of your home, reduces noise and blocks dust, pollen and other airborne pollutants for a more comfortable environment.
But most important, InsulStar can save your home and protect your family during severe weather. And its proven roof-strengthening characteristics will earn you a substantial state-mandated reduction in your homeowners insurance premiums. Our experience suggests that savings on homeowners insurance alone can pay for InsulStar wind uplift protection in as little as three years.
Why Panhandle Insulation's Spray Foam Insulation is a Great Investment
Protecting the home we all live in.
• Based on renewable agricultural products, including sugar
cane, sugar beets, and corn. NCFI has formulated spray
polyurethane foams containing sucrose-based, agriculturally
derived ingredients since the mid-1960’s.
• Provides a higher R-value than conventional insulation,
lowering monthly energy bills by up to 60%. (See below)
• Reduces energy consumption, lessening your environmental
impact and carbon footprint. (See example below)
• Helps improve indoor air quality, because it keeps out dust
and pollutants and is specially formulated to inhibit mold,
mildew and bacterial growth.
• Promotes a sustainable design, because it never settles,
shrinks, compresses or sags, maintaining its insulation
sufficiency for the life of the structure.
• Odorless and non-toxic.
• Contains no ozone-depleting chemicals. NCFI is the winner
of an EPA Stratospheric Ozone & Climate Protection
Award for extraordinary accomplishments and significant
contributions to protect the environment.
Building Owner Benefits InsulStar High Performance Spray Foam Adhesive
• Peace of mind (Priceless)
• Substantial insurance savings in most states.
• Secondary Water Resistant (SWR).
• Three times stronger than nailing only.
• Extends the life of you’re A/C unit.
• Tax rebates, energy credits & electric company rebates.
• Save up to 60% on monthly energy bills.
• Provides superior R-value (greater than 6 per inch),
reducing both heating and cooling costs.
• Creates an air barrier that eliminates leaks and energy
• Specially formulated to inhibit mold, mildew and
• Improves indoor air quality by keeping out dust and
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is S.W.R. (Secondary Water Resistant)?
A. It’s an additional roof protection system when your
Q. What is Deck Reinforcement?
A. Your existing roof decking is only secured by nails.
InsulStar super glues the plywood decking to the
trusses, making it 3 times stronger than code.
Q. Does InsulStar meet the requirements of local
A. Yes, (Florida Product Approval # 9975)
Q. Does InsulStar raise roof temperature?
Q. If I have a roof leak, will it rot my roof decking?
Q. How will I know if I have a roof leak?
A. Water staining will show up in the soffit/fascia areas.
Q. What is the difference between foam adhesive and
A. Foam adhesive glues the roof to the trusses and
keeps water out. Foam insulation does not.
Q. Why is one A/C vent cold and others are not?
A. A/C ducts run thru the attic (approx. 145-160 degrees).
InsulStar resolves the issue, lowering your attic
to only 10 degrees above outside air temperature.
Q. Will InsulStar protect from tornadoes.
A. 90% of all tornadoes are under 150mph
Q. What about hail damage
A. Yes it does.
Insulation Contractor Listings in the greater Panama City Area
All American Foam Insulation 537 N East Ave Panama City FL 32401 (850) 522-7300
Panhandle Insulation 1225 Transmitter Rd Panama City FL 32401 (850) 871-0894
S & S Insulation LLC 700 Transmitter Rd Panama City FL 32401 (850) 747-0440
Pro Foam Of North Florida 5238 Julie Dr Panama City FL 32404 (850) 527-1916
Badham Insulation 1742 Sherman Ave Panama City FL 32405 (850) 235-0690
Coastal Insulation Corp 1742 Sherman Ave Panama City FL 32405 (850) 769-1696
Emerald Coast Foam Insulation 109 Lakeridge Dr Panama City FL 32405 (850) 522-3922
Technical Coating Applicators 1419 W 27th St Panama City FL 32405 (850) 769-5331
Cities and Towns in Florida we provide Spray Foam Insulation Services
Serving the greater Panama City Area including:
Callaway, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Panama City, Panama City Beach, Parker, Springfield,
Hiland Park, Laguna Beach, Lower Grand Lagoon, Pretty Bayou, Tyndall AFB, Upper Grand Lagoon,
Bayou George, Fountain, Santa Monica, Southport, Sunnyside, Vicksburg, Youngstown, Caryville,
Chipley, Ebro, Vernon, Wausau, Alford, Bascom, Campbellton, Cottondale, Graceville, Grand Ridge,
Greenwood, Jacob City, Malone, Marianna, Sneads, Altha, Blountstown, Abe Springs, Broad Branch,
Chason, Chipola, Cox, Eufala, Fisher Corner, Frink, Gaskins, Henderson Mill, Iolee, Kinard,
Leonards, Marysville, McNeal, New Hope, Ocheesee Landing, Ocheeseulga, Pine Island, Rollins Corner,
Scotts Ferry, Selman, Willis, Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Dalkeith, Highland View, Honeyville,
Overstreet, White City, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Paxton, Argyle, Eucheanna, Glendale,
Grayton Beach, Miramar Beach, Mossy Head, Seaside, Santa Rosa Beach.