Spray Foam: More Than An Insulation Solution

BASF spray foam provides energy efficiency, comfort, and durability benefits more cost efficiently than other materials. Applied as a liquid, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation easily moves to hard-to-reach area, filling gaps and spaces that can be missed, especially in areas with low-sloped roofs and in corners. 

Spray foam air seals and insulates, saving you time and improving comfort and energy performance.

Why Spray Foam is the Solution

  • Improves Energy Efficiency - Spray foam air seals and insulates, saving you time and improving comfort and energy performance
  • Improves Durability and Resiliency - Increases the structural strength and moisture durability of the home
  • Improves Comfort - Air sealing eliminates conditioned air from escaping and stops the outdoor air, allergens, pollutants and pests from entering

Did Someone Say Savings? 

Below are a few common residential spray foam applications that can result in considerable energy savings.

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Attics and Ceilings

Insulation in attics or ceilings is an essential component of creating a more comfortable and energy-efficient living environment and can help protect the structural integrity of the home.

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Spray polyurethane foam provides exceptional insulating values, helps improve indoor air quality and comfort, and improves energy efficiency of the home.

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Basements and Crawlspaces

Closed-cell spray foam is an ideal solution for controlling moisture and regulating temperatures in areas like basements and crawlspaces.

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Competitive Advantage

Spray foam insulation is a simple way to get that competitive advantage over the rest.  Using SPF to offer a more comfortable, energy efficient home is an obvious advantage, but that’s just the beginning. 

With spray foam in the walls floors and roof, your buyers can visually see their entire home is sealed and insulated before the first sheet of drywall goes up, avoiding customer complaints down the line

When you insulate an attic after drywall, sometimes corners and low slope areas get missed. With spray foam in the roof, you can visually verify every surface of the home is sealed and insulated before the first sheet of drywall is up, reducing customer complaints down the line.

As one of only two US manufacturers that produce both components that go into spray foam, we ensure our products have the highest quality and compatibility. In addition, BASF provides you with the resources you need to educate your homebuyers on the value of spray foam. You can even connect directly with our experts for answers on building science, energy codes, products, applications, assemblies, and sales tools to help you maximize the value you provide with spray foam insulation.

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Learn about the 45L Tax Credit for Builders

This infographic created by Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) explains the 45L Tax Credit for new energy efficient homes, including who is eligible and how to get the credit.

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Spray Foam Product Line

Our comprehensive spray foam portfolio includes open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation and roofing products.



ENERTITE® is a low-density, open-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation that provides air sealing, sound absorption and thermal insulation, allowing you to better control your indoor environment and create more energy efficient, comfortable and healthier homes and buildings. Applied as a liquid, this water-blown foam quickly expands to many times its original size, completely filling wall and roof cavities.  ENERTITE® easily seals difficult-to-reach areas such as corners and around pipes and wiring to create a seamless seal against air movement.



WALLTITE® is a closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation that creates a seamless, insulating air barrier to improve the energy efficiency, comfort and durability of homes and buildings.  Spray applied as a liquid, WALLTITE flows in and around difficult to reach areas, creating a airtight seal.



SKYTITE® high-performance roofing systems provide seamless, leak-free protection from the elements with some of the highest wind uplift and hail resistance ratings in the industry. Spray-applied, the exterior low-slope roofing systems are self-flashing and easily conform to unusual shapes. SKYTITE can be applied to existing substrates, eliminating the need to costly tear-offs and reducing waste in landfills.

Have a Question?  We Have An Answer!

We understand that you may have some questions about spray foam insulation solutions.  Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) below.

Unlike typical insulation, both types of spray foam provide air sealing and insulation in a single product, which helps make your home quieter, more comfortable and energy efficient. However, closed cell spray foam also has almost twice the R-value (insulating value), adds structural strength, controls transfer of moisture vapor, and is a FEMA approved flood damage resistant material. These characteristics improve the durability and resiliency of your home against storms and moisture damage.

No, BASF spray foam is not injectable. Obstructions in the wall could block the flow of the foam material or create pressure buildup of the expanding foam. For these reasons it should be sprayed into open wall, roof, or floor cavities to ensure complete coverage. If you’re looking to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, unfinished basements and attics are excellent places to consider having spray foam installed.  Visit our applications section to learn about the different areas that spray foam can be applied.

No, BASF spray foam is installed by professionally trained contractors using specialized application and safety equipment for applying high pressure spray foam. There are canned spray foam sealants (e.g. for doors and windows), and low pressure spray foam kits that can be do-it-yourself, but those products are design for limited application areas smaller than a typical spray foam insulation project (e.g. sealing penetrations, repairing an insulated wall).

Yes, the spray polyurethane foam industry recognizes a standardized timeframe of 24 hours after spraying has stopped before a resident should reoccupy a home. For example, if the insulation crew finishes spraying at 3pm today, the homeowner should not return to living in the home until 3pm tomorrow. However, BASF has conducted studies that indicate if the application is contained and the area is power ventilated at a minimum rate of 20 ACH during and after the application, re-entry times for other trades (e.g. construction workers) can be less than 24 hrs. 

Fully cured spray foam properly installed in an appropriately ventilated space typically leaves little if any discernable smell. As an open-cell foam, the material can retain residual odors if recommended application and ventilation procedures are not followed. Odor is a fairly subjective property and many products are often used during construction that can emit an odor. Products like caulks and sealants, paints and finishes, cabinets and carpets can all have odors that some may errantly attribute to spray foam after installation. Also during retrofit situations, existing materials may be disturbed that contribute odors to and around the installation area.

Yes. The federal 45L Tax Credit for new energy efficient homes is for homebuilders.  The Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) has created an infographic which provides information and links.