Charles Valentine, President, SES FoamCharles Valentine, President
Stringent laws surrounding better building energy efficiency and air tightness have led to the increased adoption of spray foam insulation in residential and commercial construction. Spray foams’ high energy efficiency, improved thermal or mechanical performance, and extreme versatility, have made it widely applicable as an adhesive in window and door installations. They also can act as a weatherproof sealant, covering irregular and hard-to-insulate shapes and areas. Despite these benefits, today, there is a need for more efficient spray foam, one that offers increased yield, is eco-friendly, lasts longer, and, ultimately, elevates the value of a building. Enter Spring, TX-based SES Foam, a leading product innovator in the spray foam market that offers high-performance spray foam insulation for new construction, retrofit upgrades, and commercial applications. SES Foam is an innovation company. SES Foam’s spray insulations push the envelope of performance, providing high yields and high R-values while passing the Appendix X Fire test protocol and boasting a high bio-content. Charles Valentine, COO of SES Foam, says, “We offer chemical formulations that make up the foam and enable our customers, homeowners, design professionals, and building contractors to eliminate the need for costly and time-consuming tear-off and replacement, thus lowering construction costs, with our environmentally-friendly home insulation solutions.” The firm is committed to product quality, manufacturing excellence, and providing first-class customer service to its clients.

SES Foam’s spray foam insulations include SucraSeal and EasySeal open-cell spray foam, and Nexseal closed-cell spray foam, all three of which provide unsurpassed energy efficiency and comfort for the extended life of a building. Using these solutions in a construction project can reduce the tonnage of the HVAC system as well as the time needed to insulate a project, saving valuable construction time and unnecessary costs before a project begins. SES Foam’s solutions are ENERGY STAR approved and USDA Bio Preferred. They offer several unmatched environmental benefits that result in low energy bills, improved indoor air quality, reduced carbon footprint, and longer HVAC system life. “With our insulation in place, building owners do not have to replace their insulation time-and-again,” adds Valentine. Unlike other insulations, SES’ spray foams seal every crack and corner, eliminating potential air leaks while keeping conditioned air inside and the unconditioned air outside.
As a matter of fact, customers have reported savings of 25 to 60 percent after upgrading to spray foam. Furthermore, in comparison to other spray foams which can only offer a yield of 14,000-15,000 board feet per set, SES is capable of providing up to 20,000 board feet per set. Even today, SES continues to work on improving the yields of its foam formulations to enhance the profitability of its clients.

SES Foam’s spray insulations push the envelope of performance, providing high yields and high R-values while passing the Appendix X Fire test uncoated and boasting the highest bio-content in the industry

That said, the firm also offers unparalleled business, technical, and marketing support for SES approved contractors. For instance, SES has mechanical engineers that help building contractors get equipment up and running, as well as chemists that check the proficiency of the raw materials. They also ensure that proper heat and pressure is maintained while the foam is applied and that the applicator has taken the necessary safety measures. “In addition, we also have sales professionals and third-party marketing groups that collaborate with our client’s marketing and sales teams to offer advice on bidding jobs, accounting, material costs, setting margins, and the importance of yields, consequently maximizing their bottom lines,” mentions Valentine.

Treading ahead, SES Foam will continue to develop new spray formulations with superior fire resistance, product efficiency, and yield. “We already have a few products in the lab, and are working on moving them to commercialization,” informs Valentine. Alongside, the firm looks to maintain its relationship with industry associations such as the Spray Polyurethane Foam Association (SPFA), Spray Foam Coalition (SFC), Centre for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), and the American Chemical Council (ACC) in order to continue providing stewardship within the industry regulations and requirements. When it comes to insulation, there is no right or wrong choice. But with the industry moving further toward green home insulation, partners like SES Foam will help create better buildings for a better future.