The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are several advantages to using spray foam over other types of insulation.
Complete Insulation & Energy Savings
Spray foam insulation can expand up to 60 times its liquid mass when applied. That means it creates air-tight seals even in the hardest to reach cracks and crevices. That’s just one reason it ranks among the finest applications on the market today.About 40 percent of a building’s energy is lost due to air penetration, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. However, buildings with spray foam insulation perform 50 percent better than others. Securing those wasteful gaps with spray foam insulation will help stop your energy dollars from needlessly falling through the cracks.
Protection from Moisture and Mold
Moisture is by far the greatest threat to buildings. It damages walls, structural beams and can facilitate the growth of dangerous molds. Foam insulation can help you win the battle against mold on two fronts. First, mold needs moisture, warmth and food. It cannot thrive on foam insulation. Second, foam insulation forms a defined barrier that blocks moisture from penetrating. We all want to do our part for the environment. Because foam insulation reduces energy usage and lasts indefinitely, it’s a product that has real sustainability.
Crawl Space Insulation & Existing Home Insulation
Crawl spaces are among the most difficult areas to properly insulate and secure. They also can also contribute to heat and cooling loss and make your property vulnerable to moisture. Fortunately, spray foam insulation expands as it’s applied. It secures hard to reach areas.
Most insulation withers and loses effectiveness over time. The longer you wait to upgrade, the more energy dollars wasted and chance of moisture penetration. The last thing you want is for mold to grow. Upgrading to foam insulation means that you can start saving money and protect your investment.
Spray Applied Fireproofing / Steel Beam Insulation
Over time, exposure to the elements can compromise metals. Foam insulations protects and shields them from heat and cold expansion and contraction. Spray foam insulation outpaces state and national fire code safety standards and other types of insulation by eliminating cracks, crevices and open spaces. This level of protection can help maintain the structural integrity of steel and concrete in the event of a fire. In terms of fire safety, foam insulation stands at the top of the heap.