The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are several advantages to using spray foam over other types of insulation.
Lower Energy Consumption in Your Building
In most cases, property owners will see up to a 50% reduction in the energy bills annually after implementing spray foam into the walls. Less AC use will result in fewer carbon emissions and create a healthier environment throughout every room in the home. Spray foam insulation creates a solid barrier that reinforces your walls and keeps air and water from invading while helping you maintain greater room control as you set your AC to the desired temperature. In addition to air control, home and business owners will also notice a reduction in moisture throughout the building's structure.
How Does Spray Foam Work?
Spray foam comes in a condensed liquid form. It is made from polyurethane. When the foam is sprayed onto a surface it immediately expands and hardens. Once solidified, the hardened form creates a membrane that is impenetrable to air and water. Although other types of insulation can help reduce air flow throughout the building, spray foam stops it dead in its tracks. You can count on foam to completely block moisture and air from the outside while keeping the air inside in an envelope.
Sound Proofing, Fireproofing, Waterproofing
The tough wall that spray foam creates once it hardens can provide protection in ways outside of air and moisture. For instance, close cell spray foam acts a powerful sound proof material that keeps noise in or out of any room. Commercial building contractors often use foam insulation as spray applied fireproofing for steel beam insulation. It is also impervious to water trickles that try to invade a building while it rains.
Most insulation is either rolled out or cut into sheets. While it does cover most of an area, spray foam can ensure 100% coverage. When sprayed, it expands and hardens. It forms a tight seal around corners, baseboards, and openings in the wall. Your building is completely protected.