Air-Sealing With Insulating Foam Sealant
Watch builder Tyler Grace demonstrate how Loctite TITE FOAM is used to air-seal and insulate around windows and pipe penetrations.
Air-sealing is a simple way to make a home tighter and therefore more comfortable and efficient. A great time to improve air-sealing in an existing house is during renovation projects. On this job, Tyler Grace of TRG Home Concepts is using Loctite’s TITE FOAM insulating foam sealants to air-seal and insulate around windows and pipe penetrations.
In the first application, Tyler demonstrates how he uses TITE FOAM Window & Door before installing wooden extension jambs around a window. The foam air-seals and insulates the voids around the window, rough opening, and new framing and drywall without the risk of bowing the jambs. Once the extension jam is installed, he fills the rest of the space between the trim and drywall with more TITE FOAM Window & Door.
Another location on this remodel where TITE FOAM was used to help prevent drafts is around pipe penetrations. In this application, TITE FOAM Gaps & Cracks works best because it’s flexible, meaning you don’t need to worry about the insulation cracking when it’s time for the plumber to connect the supply lines.