Spray foam insulation is one of the best choices for homeowners who wish their homes to be warm, healthy, dry, and to save money on their energy cost. Spray foam insulation has significant impacts on your home while having little to no impact on the environment. Some may even call it the insulation of the future. So what are the benefits of spray foam insulation? What is it that makes spray foam insulation such a great investment for your home or structure? Keep reading.
What is spray foam insulation?
Spray foam insulation is made by combining isocyanate and polyol resin into a foam. Polyurethane, a polymer made of organic units, is the most commonly used material for spray foam. This foam is a type of insulation and air barrier that helps seal walls, floors, and ceiling cavities in your house. This includes the areas surrounding outlets and light fixtures and the areas where walls meet windows and doors.
Spray foam can be used in attics, crawl spaces, roofs, walls and many other places. It can also be used to lift concrete pads that are cracked from wear and tear over time. It helps reduce air allergens, noise pollution and energy costs.
Spray foam maintains its shape indefinitely. Unlike traditional insulating materials, Spray foam fills fractures, gaps, and crevices during installation. It will not sag, compress, or settle over time.
While the initial investment in spray foaming your home may be a little higher than traditional insulation, the benefits and integrity will last double the life of regular insulation.
How does spray foam insulation benefit you?
It creates an air barrier and seals your home up air tight
Whether a house is new or old, there are chances it might have cracks on the walls. These cracks could either be a construction mishap or an effect of the outside environment. Not only do these cracks affect the looks of your beautiful house, but they also bring the heat and cold air from the outside, depending on the weather.
Cracks also give entry points to multiple types of insects, rodents and other pests, while traditional insulation is prime nesting material. Not only does spray foam seal those cracks, it deters pests from making nests in your home.
It cuts the cost of your energy bills and keeps temperatures comfortable
One of the major reasons why we prefer spray foam insulation over traditional types of insulation is because spray foam is twenty-four times less permeable to air infiltration compared to other insulation options. Because of this, people with houses that have spray foam insulation tend to save a tremendous amount of money on their energy bills. In fact, on average, spray foam insulation allows you to save up to 50% on your energy bills yearly.
Not only do you save money on your energy bills, the temperature of your home will fluctuate less, allowing you to maintain a comfortable atmosphere year round.
Spray foam insulation creates a moisture barrier, keeping your investment dry
With traditional insulation your home is more prone to openings that allow moisture to leak in, causing big problems. When applied correctly spray foam seals your home, closing those openings.
Since spray foam insulation is air and water-resistant, your home is better protected from outside forces. No matter what is happening outside, your home is protected on the inside.
Moisture barrier means natural mold protection…
As we mentioned above, spray foam insulation is water-resistant, which helps to prevent mold growth. Spray foam insulation also has an inert polymer that naturally blocks the growth of bacteria that mold needs to survive.
Molds not only affect the beauty of your home but also brings risks to your health, bad odors, and affects the stability of your home’s structure.
Choose the eco-friendly option when it comes to your insulation
Spray foam insulation is a 100% eco-friendly process that saves energy and protects from bacteria and molds. If your home has old insulation, high energy bills or trouble maintaining a comfortable temperature, spray foam insulation could be beneficial to you. Reach out today for your free estimate.