Chemical Storage Spray Foam Applications

From paints to pesticides, most chemical products have storage temperature parameters strictly dictated by their manufacturers. Extreme seasonal variations in the UK can make the storage of chemicals in barns, warehouses or lock-ups difficult to regulate.

Improper storage can lead to a loss of performance or total stock write-off resulting in huge financial losses for your company. Spray foam insulation is a cost-effective way to regulate temperatures and protect your chemicals.

With seamless adhesion to every inch of your chemical store, spray foam insulation provides an airtight thermal barrier that keeps temperatures consistent. Additionally it is a fast, effective and inexpensive solution helping to minimise disruption to your business.

Both ThermoFoam Open and Closed-Cell can be applied for consistant thermal regulation in chemical storage facilities. The type of structure and its condition will determine the choice of foam but we generally recommend 50-100mm of Closed Cell and 150-200mm of Open-Cell.


Open-Cell vs Closed-Cell
(In moisture rich environments)

Although we install both open and closed-cell products, not all spray foams are created equal, therefore we are always careful to respect the application uses for both products in achieving the correct install for your building.

Open Cell is a low density sponge like foam, making it an effective barrier against noise transmission and adds good thermal performance to a building.

When used in areas that are susceptible to moisture intrusion, Open Cell foam will absorb this moisture which can create issues within the building or structure it is applied to.

To overcome this, we always recommend an application of Closed Cell foam for buildings that have metal, asbestos or cement roofs. These are commonly held together by bolts and gaskets, which when rusted or broken, act as the first entry point for moisture.

Closed Cell is a high density rigid foam, that acts as a very good vapour barrier. It helps to bind all aspects of a roof substrate to prevent the degradation or loosening of bolt fixings and adds structural integrity.

As little as 25mm of Closed Cell insulation will eliminate condensation whilst an application of 50mm will provide exceptional thermal performance. Both depths offer strong adhesion to the substrate to future-proof its integrity.


The end results were exactly what we had hoped and it was amazing to see the change in the ambience of the building once the install had been completed. The team worked well to protect the property and left the stair case tidier than what they found it like!

Graham Short

Managing Director, J. Pickard & Co

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No other Closed Cell foam offers comparative performance!

Spray foam insulation Southampton

Regulates The Temperature To Protect Your Valuable Chemicals

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We know this can be a difficult choice so we've listed the most popular questions we get asked

Is Spray Foam Toxic And Can It Harm My Chemical Store?

Is The Spray Foam Fire Resistant?

Can I Paint Over The Insulation?

How Long Will The Install Take?

Spray foam insulation Southampton

Regulates The Temperature To Protect Your Valuable Chemicals

OR CALL 01208 832602 AND FIND OUT IF CHEMICAL STORAGE BUILDING IS SUITABLE FOR THERMOFOAM

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