What Makes Spray Foam Insulation Unique
Things to Think About
Spray foam may be more expensive up-front and require professional installation, but there are many advantages to keep in mind as you decide which insulation is right for your home or commercial space. Moreover, your reduced energy bill will provide immediate savings and eventually cover the original cost of installation.
Insulation Has Never Been Better
Spray foam is applied just like it sounds — by being sprayed onto your attic, wall or other surfaces where it adheres and expands into all nooks and crannies to create an airtight seal. No other insulation can do this which is why energy savings are more for spray foam installations. Spray foam’s ability to expand as it sets allows it to fill in all unwanted openings, holes or cracks in your insulation layer that would otherwise reduce efficiency.
Spray Foam Saves You the Most Money
Most modern insulations can save you up to 30% on your monthly bill when compared to older varieties, but spray foam can save you up to 50%. No other insulation type can come close.
Because holes and openings in traditional insulation types allow in moisture through air convection currents, water in the air can build up, condense and encourage mold build-ups. Not only does spray foam eliminate this risk, but it is made of chemical compounds that do not provide food for molds, spores and bacteria.
Lasts the Lifespan of Your Home
Spray foam does not degrade and can therefore last indefinitely. It is important to keep this in mind as you weigh you options because your investment in spray foam will last much longer than other insulations which will require retrofitting in the future.
Choosing the Right Investment
The insulation of a house or building is not where you want to install the cheapest possible material. You should think of your building as a system where insulation should work with the frame and structure of the space to reduce energy usage, protect the building’s features and ensure a comfortable atmosphere inside. Spray foam checks the box for all these requirements.
Contains no ozone-depleting chemicals, gases, fibers, or asbestos
Changes the building envelope design, which allows builders and contractors to right-size HVAC systems, which typically results in using smaller HVAC systems
Cuts heating and cooling costs as much as 50 percent*
Minimizes outside noise, as airborne noise can no longer easily pass through walls
Less dust and allergens enter the environment due to the airtight seal
Maintains peak performance; it never deteriorates or decomposes
Up To 10 LEED Points
22% Recycled & Renewable Content
Can be used in commercial and residential construction, on the interior and exterior, to create a specially engineered building envelope providing an air barrier, vapor barrier, insulation, and drain plane in one application