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Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam InsulationEnsuring proper insulation is one of the easiest and most effective energy-saving strategies for a home. Insulation works to protect a home from hot summer and cold winter temperatures; without it, a home is exposed to harsh outdoor weather, making it less comfortable to live in and more costly to cool and heat. To fully protect your home and lower energy bills, contact a spray foam insulation contractor today.


Spray Foam Insulation Offers Twice the Protection

Insulation is measured by its ability to resist heat flow, a.k.a. R-value. The higher the R-value, the better protected a home will be. And when talking about R-values, you’ll have a difficult time finding insulation with a higher R-value than spray foam insulation. Research shows that spray foam insulation offers twice the protection of fiberglass insulation. That’s also twice the savings!


Other Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

As previously mentioned, spray foam insulation is one of the best insulators available for consumes. This is not the only benefit of this type of home insulation, however. Spray foam insulation also acts as an air-tight seal, because it expands to fill the holes in which it is sprayed. This is unlike fiberglass insulation, which simply covers holes but fails to act as an air barrier. This extra bit of protection helps the homeowner save money on energy bills and reduces the cost of other weatherizing techniques such as caulking or vapor barriers. Another benefit of spray foam insulation is that it will not settle, sag, or become detached over time.


Where to Install Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation can be used to protect several areas of a home, including concrete slabs or wall cavities. It can also be sprayed through small holes that insulation contractors drill into finished walls. After the insulation is sprayed into the appropriate location, it expands to fill the cavity and then hardens.


Due to its ability to expand, spray foam insulation is especially useful for use in tight areas, hard-to-reach spaces, or attics with unfinished ceilings and/or walls. But because spray foam insulation does expand, it should not be used in closed cavities, such as sheetrock or stud walls with drywall. In essence, spray foam insulation provides an extra bit of insulation protection in the small spaces or tight corners that are virtually impossible to insulate using rigid insulation.


Finding a Spray Foam Insulation Contractor

Spray foam insulation must be installed by an experienced contractor, because it requires special tools and knowledge. First you must research the best spray foam insulation contractors in your town. Once you find the most affordable and trustworthy contractor, have them come to your home to help determine the areas needing new or additional insulation, such as the walls, roof, or attic. The spray foam insulation contractor will be able to tell you the exact R-value needed for each location. Then he or she will spray the spray foam insulation directly into the area needing protection. In the following months, you’ll notice that your home is less drafty and that your energy bills are much more affordable!


Spray foam insulation can be installed in brand new homes or be added to existing insulation in older homes. Regardless of the age of the home, adding spray foam insulation will help it to use less energy and help the homeowner pay less to cool and heat the home.

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