The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are several advantages to using spray foam over other types of insulation.
Economic Advantages to Spray Foam Insulation
Nearly one-half of the energy used in your home is for heating and cooling purposes. Sadly almost half of the air is sucked out of the building while outside air creeps in. Spray foam solves this problem by creating a completed seal around the entire building. Whether you own a home or a business you can save up to half on your energy costs each year by installing spray foam insulation while creating a more controlled efficient environment.
Eliminate Moisture, Condensation, and Humidity
Even if airflow isn't a problem in your home, moisture could be. Homes and businesses that are built near the coast suffer from large amounts of humidity that can make creating a dry interior nearly impossible. Polyurethane spray foam creates a tight seal around the walls, floors, and attic area, which, in turn, keeps moisture out. You will benefit from having a drier area in the home.
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.