Why Choose Spray Foam? What are the Benefits of Using Spray Foam in Your Home?Insulation is a part of your home that you likely don’t spend much time thinking about, mostly because you can’t see it. All the same, how it performs its job can be a crucial factor in how much you enjoy your home. Not all types of insulation materials are created equal. The bottom line is that using spray foam insulation can improve efficiency and comfort in your home.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a versatile insulation and sealant that can create a continuous air barrier on multiple surfaces in homes or buildings, including ceilings, walls and concrete slabs. SPF insulation is known to resist heat transfer extremely well and offers a highly effective solution in reducing unwanted air infiltration.
There are two types of spray foam insulation - open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell spray foam is more dense than closed-cell spray foam insulation, and is spongy to touch. This gives it an effective sound dampening effect. It is less expensive than closed-cell spray foam insulation. Closed-cell insulation, while more expensive than open-cell, has its own list of amazing benefits.
Spray foam insulation works far better than other popular types of insulation. Because of its expansive nature, spray foam tightly seals all nooks and crannies that otherwise would have been left exposed. Spray foam’s resistance value, or its ability to provide an air-tight seal, ranked at R-6, the highest rank on the market today.
Increased Energy Savings
When applied, spray foam expands to insulate and fill cracks and gaps to provide a consistent air seal. Using spray foam to minimize air leaks in walls and roofs, a typical homeowner could save up to 15 percent on heating and cooling costs.
Prevents Air Leaks and Infiltration
Air leaks are often one of the biggest reasons for high energy bills. Spray foam insulation creates a powerful airtight seal that has shown to be far less less permeable to air infiltration than other types of insulation.
Thermal Performance and R-value
Spray foam insulation provides excellent thermal performance and the highest R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) per inch for greater potential energy savings compared to other forms of insulation of comparable thickness. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating properties of a material.
Controls Unwanted Noise
One of the most unexpected annoyances in some homes is being able to hear everything that is happening in the next room. Soft spray foam insulation products (also known as open cell spray foam) can help dampen airborne sound transmission, such as plumbing or television sounds, so your whole family can enjoy a quiet home.
Creates a Moisture Barrier
Spray foam insulation is impermeable to water. This means that not only will spray foam thoroughly seal and protect your attic and crawl space from airborne moisture and leaks, but if flooding should occur in the area, spray foam insulation will not absorb the water like other materials will.
Spray foam is not only water resistant, but it is composed of an inert polymer that provides no source of food for mold or bacteria. Homes that are insulated using closed-cell insulation are better protected against mold and mildew.
Businesses and families that invest in spray foam insulation can actually save money over the course of 20 years or more because of spray foam’s unique ability to perform at optimal levels for extended periods of time.
There are several reasons why spray foam is eco-friendly: 1.) Spray foam helps reduce energy consumption and create a ‘green’ household. 2.) It protects against moisture and mold growth. 3.) It is designed to last indefinitely, producing fewer consumed materials
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