Tri County Foam Insulation, LLC
5313 CO RD 82 SE
Alexandria, MN 56308
Corey Poepping (Owner)
Josh Seidel (Sales Manager)
Jason Ness (Sales)
Ryan Cleland (Sales)
Wendy Szech (Office Manager)
As a long-standing insulation contractor we have successfully provided proper insulating barriers on everything from new home builds and pole sheds to airplane hangers and grain silos. Focusing solely on insulation, we know all the ins and outs when it comes to insulation types, installation methods, and what to use where – along with that we maintain a high-level of specialization in spray foam products and applications.
Spray foam insulation (closed cell) is quickly becoming the go-to choice among homeowners, including those building new as well as those looking to remodel. Its natural action of expanding to fill every crack and crevice, forming a tight seal, makes it the perfect insulator. As a seamless application it prevents moisture from coming through, reducing humidity that often leads to mold and mildew issues.
Spray foam insulation’s innate ability to expand means it is highly cost-effective, saving you money on future heating and cooling costs. At Tri County Foam Insulation we have a wealth of installation experience within the residential sector.
While all commercial buildings benefit from spray foam insulation, buildings with flat roofs often have the greatest advantages. Our experience has shown that flat roofs tend to leak easier than their peaked counterparts; and they often have larger heating and cooling costs. For these reasons, and others, our spray foam services are a perfect solution for flat roofs and all other commercial buildings.
At Tri County Foam Insulation we utilize a closed cell foam roofing system product. It is one of the lightest insulating roof systems in the industry, providing an abundance of beneficial advantages without the added weight.
When it comes to spray foam for commercial roofs we rely on a BASF product proven to work with a variety of roofing structures, including flat roofs. As a professional spray foam insulation contractor we retain certified applicators and welcome any questions you may have, contact us for additional information.
All forms of insulation have some sound lessening qualities, but open cell spray foam insulation boasts soundproofing abilities that are better than most. As a low density product, open cell spray foam contains tiny cells that remain open and are connected by air pockets. These open cells and air pockets create a final product that has a soft “spongy” texture, good for thermal insulating but great for sound absorption. Like its closed cell counterpart, open cell spray foam provides an air tight barrier, is mold and pest resistant, adheres to most building materials, and is extremely energy efficient.
At Tri County Foam Insulation we suggest open cell spray foam when soundproofing is the primary goal. For this reason, we often rely on open cell spray foam for sound-blockage insulating of home theater rooms, interior bedroom walls, home offices, business conference rooms, and more.
Whether building new or renovating an existing space, we can assist with temperature control insulation as well as soundproofing insulation. Contact us to learn more – 320.852.7050.
While spray foam insulation often boasts more benefits, there are times when other forms of insulation are a more suitable option to meet your insulating and budgetary requirements. For those reasons we also offer and install the more traditional forms of insulation, including blown cellulose and fiberglass batt. At Tri County Foam Insulation we strive to be your go-to source for all your insulation needs.
Somewhat less expensive than spray foam, blown cellulose still offers exceptional insulating qualities. A large percentage of our blown cellulose jobs involve attics – either attics that were left with no insulation, or attics that were originally under-insulated. Fortunately our blown cellulose can often be applied directly over the top of your attic’s existing insulation base, boosting its R-value to meet today’s insulation standards and your comfort desires.
Adding to your attic’s insulation level is a smart energy-saving investment. It’s an insulation upgrade you will notice immediately, and one you will enjoy for as long as you own your home. Contact us to learn more, and to see if blown cellulose insulation is an option for your attic.
Used as an insulating material for centuries, fiberglass batt still remains one of the most widely installed types of insulation today. Available in pre-cut panels, with or without facing, fiberglass insulation is easily installed. The panels fit effortlessly into standard-size stud and joist frame cavities found along walls, floors, and ceilings. When it comes to using fiberglass batt insulation our installers at Tri County Foam Insulation can easily use it in new home construction, home renovations, additions, walls, attics, and more.
Less expensive than spray foam insulation, the trade-off with fiberglass batt comes down to its thermal capabilities. Depending on the density selected, certain high-performance batts can obtain thermal resistance values ranging between R-3.7 and R-4.3 per inch thickness, while standard fiberglass batts typically fall between R-2.9 and R-3.8 per inch thickness. When compared to the polyurethane closed cell spray foam we use, there is a significant difference.
Whether you opt to use all fiberglass batt or a mix of various insulating materials throughout your home or business, we can help. Contact us to learn more.
More of a safety feature than an insulating boost, thermal barriers refer to some form of separation between any installed spray foam and the interior of the building (actual living space). Most spray foam insulation jobs naturally include a thermal barrier in the form of sheetrock on the walls and ceiling.
Areas that commonly do not contain pre-planned thermal barriers, but where spray foam is often installed include attics and crawl spaces. In these situations an ignition barrier (in the form of a spray on or brush on coating) is required to protect the exposed spray foam on the attic and/or crawl space side.
Fortunately at Tri County Foam Insulation we fully understand the construction codes related to thermal barriers and ignition coatings. We know which form of protection needs to be placed where, and are properly trained to install them. If you have questions about ignition coatings and thermal barriers as they relate to your home, we welcome you to contact us to receive answers or to schedule an in-home consultation.
Injectable Fill Foam Insulation – also known as injected foam, injection foam or wall injection foam – is a popular option among homeowners who are looking to increase the insulted properties of existing finished walls. Like spray polyurethane foam (SPF), injectable fill foam has outstanding insulating benefits, reducing overall energy costs. But unlike SPF, it does not expand, as its primary use is for filling enclosed building cavities.
Benefits of Injectable Fill Foam
The insulating foam is injected into a series of access holes made on either the interior or exterior of your house. Once the application process is complete, the access holes are sealed and appropriately finished to hide their existence.
When looking into options for increasing your home’s energy efficiency we hope you consider injectable fill foam. Contact us at Tri County Foam Insulation to learn more or to schedule an in-home consultation, we welcome the opportunity to increase the overall comfort in your existing home, cabin, garage, or workshop.