FOAM INSULATION BENEFITS

Spray Foam Insulation Benefits

For decades, fiberglass insulation was the material of choice to insulate homes. Blown fiberglass was often used for the attic and fiberglass batts were used for wall cavities, ceilings, and pretty much everything else. But fiberglass only has an R-Value of 3-3.5 per inch. This will not stop air movement and does not work when wet. When you insulate with Spray Foam Insulation not only does it have the highest R-Value of 6.9 per inch (with Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation) and there are many other benefits that are not present with other types of insulation.

SPRAY FOAM INSULATION BENEFITS:

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Save on Energy Costs and Reduce Monthly Utility Bills!
  • Higher R-Value than all other Insulation Types
  • Permanent Insulation Solution- You never have to worry about your homes insulation EVER again!
  • Seals Cracks and Crevices – no drafts
    • Prevents Air, Moisture and Gas infiltration by sealing off the outdoors
    • Animal and Pest Control
    • Keeps dust and Pollen out!
  • Saves HVAC Equipment
  • Flood Resistant
  • Sound Deadening
  • Improves Racking Strength — Strengthens Structures
  • ROI (Return on Investment) is between 3-5 years

High R-Value

Sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation has an aged R-value, enabling it to provide more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of commercial insulation material. SPF systems are frequently used to insulate and protect a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.  Department of Energy has a page that goes into great detail the many types of insulation, if you would like to learn more, click here.

Monthly energy and utility savings of 45% or greater have been reported by consumers.

 

Prevents Air, Moisture and Gas Infiltration

Studies have shown that as much as 40% of a building’s total energy loss is due to air infiltration.  Traditional fiberglass insulation is only stapled or placed into the wall cavities and does not seal the stud and wall cavities from end to end, or top to bottom. Air infiltration can pass through these gaps, making it far less efficient than SPF. SPF not only adheres to, but forms to the walls and floors to create a tight seal and insulating barrier that stops this air leakage. SPF also boasts the highest R-value per inch than any other commercial material, (upwards of R-6.9, compared with Fiberglass at R-3.5 at best) making your home more comfortable and less expensive to heat in the winter, and cool in the summer.

Since SPF acts as an air barrier, it also helps to reduce moisture infiltration, which is a source of dangerous mold and mildew growth in the home and can cause severe health problems to its occupants. So, save your family and save money at the same time with SPF home insulation systems. Moisture infiltration can also cause structural damage to your home or building.

 

ROI – Return on Investment

The initial investment of spray foam insulation is higher than other insulation types such as fiberglass and blown insulation. Spray foam insulation that is installed into a new build or existing home can return the cost back to the homeowner within three to seven years on average. There are some fluctuations depending on the climate zone.  See what our product manufacturer, Icyene-Lapolla has to say about the ROI for installing spray foam insulation.

SBC (“The mission of SBC Magazine (SBC) is to inform those engaged in the structural building components industry, which includes the membership of the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA), in an effort to promote their common interests.”) published an on-line article “Analyzing the Cost of Insulating a Home with Spray Foam“.  Click the link to read this very informative article.