The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Did you know that the average building loses roughly 40 percent of its energy through simple air infiltration? Little cracks, holes, or fissures around doors, windows, and HVAC systems let the outside air in, meaning additional energy must be expended to keep the building’s temperature well-regulated.
The good news is that there are some simple yet effective ways to fill these cracks, holes, and fissures. In doing so, you can make the building more efficient and more comfortable, and likely lower monthly heating and cooling costs, in the process.
Spray foam insulation is one of the best options available. It’s advantageous because it’s easy to spray into those small fissures and cracks, and then expands to completely fill the crevice and create an airtight seal.
Indeed, homeowners will find that spray foam insulation provides a number of valuable applications. Allow us to list just a few of them.
Why Choose Spray Foam Insulation?
1) It’s great for exterior and roofing applications.
One of the primary areas where energy is lost is your roof. When roofs aren’t properly insulated, air escapes through the top of the house, leading to uneven household temperatures. What’s more, this can cause moisture and condensation to accrue in the attic, leading to a host of home maintenance issues. Spray foam insulation creates the airtight seal needed to safeguard your roof against wind, extreme temperatures, and even moisture.
2) Foam insulation is great for filling wall cavities.
It’s important for the cavities in your walls to be properly insulated. This helps control household temperatures, and it also gives the house an extra level of protection against wind. Spray foam insulation is a great option here not only because it’s easy to apply, but also because the polymer in spray foam insulation is inert; in other words, it doesn’t offer any “food” for bacteria, which makes it resistant to mold and mildew.
3) It’s great for attics, too.
The attic is another area where many homes simply don’t have the insulation they need to maintain maximum energy efficiency. Cracks and holes are common in the attic, contributing to air infiltration. Because spray foam insulation expands, it’s ideal for filling these gaps and creating an airtight seal. Additionally, it helps to create a moisture barrier, further protecting your home from mold, mildew, and condensation problems.
Consider Spray Foam Insulation for Your Home
The bottom line? Spray foam insulation is a simple yet powerful remedy against air infiltration. It’s an investment that can help homeowners save a lot of money over the long haul; in fact, some homeowners find that it saves them more than 40 percent on their monthly heating and cooling costs.
Do you have any additional questions about the benefits or applications of spray foam insulation? Or are you ready to learn more about how it can be used in your house? We’d love to chat. Reach out to Apex Insulation and set up an appointment with us at your next convenience.