UNDERSTANDING SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

LIST OF BENEFITS OF USING SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

Replace your windows? Replace your furnace? Still uncomfortable?

Air sealing may be the answer.  Air sealing is the process of protecting your home from air migrating

into your home through air ducts, electrical, plumbing, crawl space, garage ceiling, attic, 

around windows and other places in your home. 

This movement of air - called air infiltration - can drastically reduce your home's comfort and

energy efficiency.

Many homeowners think replacing windows will solve comfort and draft issues. 

Unfortunately, many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on new windows but their home

is still drafty and uncomfortable.  

Instead of paying for those high-cost methods, we recommend starting with a Energy Audit

to accurately identify areas of air infiltration and provide a road map for the most cost-effective solutions.  

It is easier than you think and you'll feel the difference inside your home and see the difference

on your utility bills.

Do efficiency investments into spray foam insulation & blown insulation pay off?
Here are the benefits of adding spray foam insulation to your home:

Spray Foam Can Help Make Buildings Stronger, More Durable

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2013) – With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continuing to predict above-normal activity for the  Atlantic hurricane season, many coastal homeowners and other building owners are looking for ways to protect their properties from wind and water damage. While spray polyurethane foam’s (SPF) insulation and air sealing benefits are well known, many building owners may be unaware of its other properties that can help strengthen buildings and make them more durable.

Spray Foam helps Reduce heating and air conditioning size

HVAC sizing can be reduced as much as 35% without the loss of efficiency and comfort.

Spray Foam Reduce drafts, noise and increase comfort

Spray foam is an effective air barrier. Foam insulation is commonly used to prevent drafts from windows, doors, attics and floor boards creating a more comfortable indoor environment. Spray foam helps minimize air-borne sound transmission.

Spray Foam Blocks entry of insects and pests

Sealing gaps with Spray foam from the outside provides a barrier against insects and other pests.

Mold in the Attic?

If you see black stuff covering or growing on the roof sheathing in your attic, it’s probably mold. The fix for mold in the attic is usually quite straightforward, and doesn’t involve any mess inside the house.

When mold grows in an attic, it’s usually caused by a moisture problem. Period.  Some moisture sources are obvious and have a huge impact – bathroom exhaust fans, kitchen exhaust fans, clothes dryers… they all pump moisture out of the house, and they should never be vented in to the attic no mater what. 

What Causes Mold In the Attic?

How much does it cost to spray foam a house?

Closed-cell spray foam is the most effective insulation choice, at about $3-$3.50/sq. ft. for R24 (with thickness of three to three and half inches)  and $5/sq. ft. for R31 usually used in garage ceilings, flat roof and crawl space.

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