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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions are listed questions and answers that have been asked in the past related to a specific topic. We hope this saves our customers time.

Where to find Foamox Contractors?
When you contact us directly we will direct you to the closest trained installers of in your area. Be aware that some companies incorrectly state which type of material they are using. The best way of finding out if an insulation contractor is using our products is by contacting us to confirm.

What is the history of Foamox?
Spray foam insulation systems have been available for over 30 years. In the past, these spray foam methods were chemically blown and mainly manufactured from petroleum based chemicals. The bio-derived Foam water blown system of insulation has revolutionised the spray foam industry. This has made spray foam a much more affordable insulation system in the more recent times. Unlike most bio-derived systems that are usually produced from soya, our Foam is derived from castor oil that costs less and is more eco sustainable. We are the only suppliers of certified spray foam in Ireland which is manufactured in Ireland itself, providing you with a more reliable product which is more price competitive than imported alternatives. Foamox is only installed by our insulation-trained professionals and we have a nationwide network of approved contractors available throughout Europe.

What are Open-Cell Foam and Closed-Cell Foam?
Both open-cell and closed-cell foams stop the movement of air and slow down the transfer of heat. Open-cell foam products are generally not considered vapour retarders. In climate zones 6-8 a vapour retarder system may be required on the warm side of the insulation relative to the design of the wall or ceiling system. Open-cell foam should never be used for exterior applications. Open-cell foams are more cost effective per unit of U-value than closed-cell foams but do not provide the structural contribution to a building that closed-cell foams do. Closed-cell foams, on the other hand, have low vapour permeance due to their cell structure. These foams, depending on thickness, may be considered a vapour retarder but not a vapour barrier. Closed-cell foams also have a high compressive strength which allows them to be used for exterior applications.

Can Spray foam seal draughts?
Foamox Insulation provides a healthier, draught-free, indoor environment. As Foamox Insulation expands to fill every cavity, crevasse and void, it provides a sealed thermal envelope that does not sag or settle over time. This improves indoor air quality by blocking harmful outside irritants such as mould, pollen, other allergens and offers an alternative to fibrous particulates which are attributed to many traditional insulation products.

What is Foamox 500?
Foamox 500 is an open-cell, semi-rigid foam insulation. It is sprayed-in-place as a two-part polyurethane. Once applied, it expands to 100 times its original size and provides a sealed, thermal building envelope. Foamox 500 was formulated with the environment in mind and utilises annually renewable resources to replace some of the petroleum in the product. The product also is water-blown, which means it does not contain CFCs or HCFCs.

What is Foamox 1500?
Foamox 1500 is a water-blown, closed-cell foam. Foamox 1500 offers all of the advantages of Foamox 500 as well as having vapour retarding properties which can be beneficial in certain construction applications.

What is Foamox 2000?
Foamox 2000 is a much more dense type of foam than Foamox 500. It has a smaller, more compact cell structure. It is a very good air barrier as well as a water vapour barrier. It is often used in roofing projects or other outdoor applications, but can be used anywhere in the home.

What is Foamox 2000 injection?

Foamox 2000 is a similar product to Foamox 2000 it has a slower reaction process. It is a very good air barrier as well as a water vapour barrier it is used for insulating cavity walls.

What is Foamox 2500 Roofing?
It is a sustainable roofing system for a wide range of commercial, agricultural, industrial and residential applications. This advanced insulation and roofing system is applied to any shape and substrate. It seals the building envelope to stop heat transfer through the roof deck, minimises air conditioning from escaping, and restricts unconditioned air from entering the building.

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