The “green building” movement taking place in the housing industry has given rise to countless new products and techniques that benefit homeowners as well as our environment. One energy-efficient product that many of our clients are choosing for their homes is Spray Foam Insulation.
Spray foam is liquid polyurethane that forms into a solid, foam-like substance once it hits a solid surface. The liquid state when it’s applied allows the spray foam to fill fine cracks and holes that traditional fiberglass alternatives can’t penetrate. The sealed stud and wall cavities prevent air infiltration, thus reducing the home’s overall energy loss and lowering utility bills for homeowners. While spray foam insulation is more expensive to install than its fiberglass counterpart, our homeowners have found that the benefits of SPF outweigh the greater initial cost.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation:
- Lowers energy costs
- Stops air and moisture infiltration
- Prevents dust, pollen, and other allergens from entering the home
- Holds its form permanently, never sags
- Reduces capacity requirements, maintenance, and wear of HVAC equipment
- Reinforces exterior sheathing and studs, adding to overall strength of the home’s structure
- Reduces airborne sound, making the home acoustically tighter