Month: April 2016

Spray Foam Insulation In Kansas City, MO

Spray foam insulation is a two-in-one home insulation and air-sealing solution that can help homes and businesses increase comfort and reduce energy consumption. Spray foam insulation expands when applied, creating an air barrier that other forms of insulation (fiberglass and cellulose) cannot. Here at The Hayes Company, we offer crawl space insulation and insulation removal for residential and commercial locations across Kansas City, MO. Read on to learn more about the benefits about spray foam insulation, and give our spray foam contractors a call at  (816) 861-8700 to schedule an attic insulation service today!
under porch insulator

The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation has a myriad of benefits for the homeowner and business owner.
Increased Comfort– Spray foam insulation prevents drafts, improves air quality, and enhances acoustics.
Energy- and Cost-Saving– Spray foam insulation can reduce monthly energy costs 30 to 50 percent. Often, spray foam insulation can allow your family to downsize to a small home heating and air conditioning unit, saving you money and space.
Healthier Air in Your Home – Spray foam insulation seals the home from air movement, helping to reduce pollen, dust, and allergens.
Flawless, Versatile Performance– Spray foam insulation expands 30-100 times its original sprayed-on volume, providing a near flawless air barrier and insulation layer, sealing all crevices in a single, easy step.
Durability to Last a LifetimeOnce applied, spray foam insulation will not shrink, sag, or settle even if it comes into contact with water. Spray foam insulation sticks to a wide of materials, including masonry, cement, metal studs, wood studs, and rooflines.
Open Cell & Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation By The Hayes Company

Types of Spray Foam Insulation

There are two different types of spray foam insulation, Open Cell Spray Foam and Closed Cell Spray Foam, each with their unique benefits discussed below.

Open cell spray foam 

Open cell spray foam insulation works as an insulator and air barrier. Weighing only 0.5 pounds per cubic foot, open cell spray foam gets its name from its broken cell structure, which allows air to fill the empty space inside the material. The typical R value of open cell foam is 3.7 per inch. Open cell spray foam insulation is vapor permeable, dampens sounds and eliminates air infiltration.

Closed cell spray foam 

Likeopen cell spray foam insulation, closed cell spray foam works as an insulator and air barrier. An additional feature of closed cell spray foam is that it is solid — much denser than open cell spray foam. The cells of the bubbles remain intact, which makes the material rigid. The closed cell composition and increased density contributes to a higher R-value than that of open cell foam, at a higher price. Higher density allows closed cell spray foam to contribute to building stability during storms and high winds.

See examples of spray foam insulation below:

To learn more about the many benefits spray foam home insulation, contact our spray foam contractors at (816) 861-8700 to schedule a free consultation today!

Custom Shower Doors in Kansas City, MO

 The Hayes Company has some of the most experienced custom shower door builders and installers in the Kansas City area.  We fabricate and install a wide variety of high quality custom and in-stock shower doors. Here what you can expect from our team:
  • Expert installers with a high quality of craftsmanship
  • An endless configuration of hinge doors and sliding (bypass) doors
  • A variety of available glass finishes and metal choices
  • An extensive in house inventory to allow for quick installation on stock items.



glass shower doors

Your bathroom is a space you and your family use on a daily basis. Adding a custom glass shower door can make it more welcoming and brighter. And a custom shower door can give you the look that works best for your bathroom space.

We offer high-quality products and can customize your doors to meet your aesthetic and function needs.

Contact us to design your new shower door today! 

Fireplaces in Kansas City, MO

The Hayes Company has been installing quality fireplaces for over 20 years. Our installers are highly trained in proper installation techniques so you know your fireplace is being installed properly. We offer a complete line of styles and models so you can find the fireplace that will compliment your home and you’ll be proud to show off.

Our fireplace products include:

  • These units are the closest replicas of those that are built by masons. The flue system is required to vent vertically. Most units have the ability to be plumbed with an optional gas line for a log lighter.
  • Available in this category are: air cooled indoor, air cooled outdoor and EPA compliant units.


Wood Fireplace
Wood Fireplace

Gas – Direct Vent

  • These units are by far the most design friendly and convenient. They are capable of venting horizontally and when desired, are ignited by a wall switch or remote control.
  • Available in this category are: traditional (logs) or contemporary (crushed glass or smooth pebbles) in a typical direct vent chassis and contemporary linear design.


GAS- Direct Vent Fireplace
GAS- Direct Vent Fireplace

Gas – Vent Free

  • These units are known for their high efficiencies due to no heat loss up a flue system. The lack of a required flue system also results in a lower cost installation. All Vent Free products are equipped with an Oxygen Depletion System for safety. Common locations for Vent Free units are outdoor rooms or basements where a flue chase is not an option.
  • Available in this category are systems that include the logs or fireboxes in which logs are later selected.


GAS- Vent Free Fireplace
GAS- Vent Free Fireplace

Gas – Log Sets

  • These combinations (burner and log) are often installed to update a masonry unit in existing homes. When accompanied with a Firebox selection, the trio is also a popular choice for newly constructed residences as well.
  • Available in this category are front view or see thru burners and logs in Vented or Vent Free designs for indoor or outdoor applications.


GAS- Log Sets Fireplace
GAS- Log Sets Fireplace


  • These units are often selected when venting is considered problematic or when gas is unavailable. With their clean heat and track record of safe operation, they are often chosen for high rise or multifamily projects.
  • Available in this category are: traditional (logs) and contemporary (crushed glass).


Electric Fireplace
Electric Fireplace

Come visit our 1800 sq. ft. showroom (appointments preferred to ensure the best service). The following displays are available for viewing:

  • Wood-Burning Fireplaces
  • Gas Direct-Vent Fireplaces
  • Gas Multi-View Fireplaces
  • Electric Fireplaces
  • Wood Fireplace Mantels
  • Marble Fireplace Surrounds
  • Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels

In addition to installing fireplaces, we service the products we sell. We are happy to service one of our fireplaces – simply contact us to schedule your service appointment.

For more information on the fireplaces we offer visit Superior Fireplaces and American Hearth by Empire Comfort Systems.


Attic Insulation in Kansas City, MO

Having your attic properly insulated can lead to a drastic reduction in energy usage and payments. Here at The Hayes Company, our insulation professionals provide comprehensive attic insulation services for homes across Kansas City, MO. When you need an insulation contractor you can trust, choose the team with a track record of success for nearly 40 years. Read on to learn more about the two main components of attic insulation — air sealing and insulation — and give our team a call (816) 861-8700 to set up a free consultation today!

Air Sealing

The first step of proper attic insulation is air sealing, which prevents airflow between a home and the attic. Proper air sealing helps keep temperature-controlled air in your home. When that has been air heated or cooled leaks from a home, it not only becomes harder to stay comfortable in your own home; it also makes your heating and cooling system work harder to keep the temperature where you want it, costing you energy and money.
At The Hayes Company, our insulation contractors will ensure that your attic is properly air sealed by first looking for leaks around your attic. These may include areas around light boxes, plumbing stacks, soffit drops and more. We will then air seal all leak sources with a durable foam or spray foam insulation designed for long-lasting anti-leak performance.
If you are remodeling your home or building a new home, we also recommend insulating top plates. A top plate is also known as the upper wall plate or ceiling plate below the roof and cannot be seen or conveniently accessed in an existing home. By sealing top plates during your remodel or new home construction, you can greatly reduce air transfer from yourconditioned living space to unconditioned attic space.


After air sealing, an attic must be given a layer of insulation for optimal energy-saving benefits. Typically, our insulation team  will add blownin fiberglass insulation. This will add R-value to your home by giving it a new blanket of insulation. Read on for a list of the insulation products offered by our team at The Hayes Company.


Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation takes care on both air sealing and insulation in one product. Polyurethane foam is sprayed on leak sources in your attic to stop unwanted air flow and help maintain your home’s temperature year-round. We offer different types of spray foam insulation for usage in different attic environments.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is a common and highly-effective attic insulation solution. When providing all-new insulation on a new or remodeled home, our professionals will typically use fiberglass insulation after air sealing with spray foam. For homes with existing insulation and sealant, an extra layer of fiberglass insulation is added to increase the R-value of the property.


Cellulose insulation is a cost-effective way to increase the R-value of your atticand make your home more comfortable. Cellulose insulation is also very environmentally friendly and is made from 80% post-consumer recycled newsprint and treated with non-toxic compounds to resist fire, mold, and insects. Like fiberglass, cellulose insulation is typically installed in tandem with air sealing for optimal insulation and air sealing performance.
To learn more about our attic insulation services, contact our Kansas City, MO team at (816) 861-8700 to set up an appointment today!

Mirrors and Glass Services in Kansas City, MO

The Hayes Company is proud to have a team that includes some of the most experienced glass experts in the Kansas City area.  From standard mirrors to custom arches, from curved stairway glass to tabletops, we have done it all.

We have been installing interior glass products since 1978. We have an extensive inventory that allows for quick installation on stock items.

Come visit our 1800 sq. ft. showroom (appointments preferred to ensure the best service). The following displays are available for viewing:

  • Mirrors
    • Clear Mirrors
    • Bronze Mirrors
    • Gray Mirrors
    • Custom Beveled Mirrors (1/2″ to 1 3/4″)
  • Glass
    • Clear Glass
    • Bronze Glass
    • Gray Glass
    • Obscure Pattern 62 Glass
    • Rain Glass
    • 3/8″ Euro-Clear Glass
    • Custom Beveled Glass (1/2″ to 1 3/4″)

Make an appointment to walk through our showroom with one of our salespeople today, or schedule a free measure and estimate.

See examples of mirrors and glass below: