What is SPRAY Foam Insulation?
Air moves in and out of a home through every hole, crack, and crevice. Roughly 33% of air infiltrates through walls, ceiling, and floors. Adding an advanced insulation system is necessary to achieve optimal building performance.
Spray foam insulation can maximize a homeowner’s investment by sealing the building envelope to stop conditioned indoor air from escaping and prevent unconditioned air from entering a home. Air exchange in and out of a home is a leading cause of escalated energy bills. The mechanical systems that heat and cool buildings are continuously operating; reducing extreme temperature variations saves on the overuse of mechanical systems and leads to lower energy bills.
What is the cost of home insulation?
When considering whether to invest in home insulation, we know that cost is the greatest consideration for most of our customers. This is especially true due to the superior performance of spray foam over conventional fiberglass, and the fact is that our products cut home energy costs dramatically. In other words, homeowners know insulation can be a good investment, but simply need to understand the cost to start saving energy.
We are more than happy to give you an estimate to insulate you home free-of-charge.
What is the environmental benefit of spray foam insulation?
Responsible homeowners concerned with the energy efficiency of their homes often ask if spray foam insulation, especially closed cell foam, has a negative impact on the environment.
Closed-Cell Foam (especially the products that we offer) is often made with renewable resources. Some products are even made from soy!
Spray Foam Insulation is designed to last for the life of your home, whereas fiberglass insulation has a shelf life of, maybe, 10 years before it needs to be replaced (i.e. disposed).
A new report released by the Spray Foam Alliance makes a “life cycle assessment” (LCA) of spray foam insulation. The study looked at spray foam insulation from a “cradle-to-end of life” time frame in three different US climate zones. The study looked at “primary energy from non-renewable resources” and five different “critical” environmental impacts on things like air and water.
The study, which was vetted by independent groups concerned with the insulation, concluded that the benefit of the energy saved in both home and commercial applications of spray foam insulation far, far outweighs the impact of spray foam from the time it is applied to the time of its disposal. As we have said time and time again, spray foam insulation is a responsible choice for earth-conscious homeowners and commercial building managers.