When it comes to insulation and coverage, you won’t choose a better method than spray foam insulation. It could be its popularity or familiarity, but whatever the reason, Spray Foam insulation is one of the more popular search terms when it comes to people looking for insulation on the internet. There are 5 notable benefits for choosing Spray Foam Insulation. We will also introduce you to a technique that uses both spray foam and fiberglass insulation for the ultimate in coverage and affordability.
Spray foam insulation creates a barrier
Think of spray foam as a wind breaker for your house. It stops the cold air from passing through your home or the heat of summer from baking your attic and subsequent rooms of your house. Fiberglass insulation, although a viable option, is more like a sweater, which allows air to pass through your attic. If you use Spray Foam insulation, the ventilation system in your attic must be effective.
Technology with benefits
Spray foam insulation is a two part system that was used by the military in the 1940’s and its application used as insulation in the 1970’s. The technology of spray foam comes in an open or closed cell type. Open cell foam is less expensive because it uses fewer components. Open cell is used for interior walls and is a good sound barrier. Closed cell foam insulation provides a water vapor barrier that open cell does not. It can used inside and outside the home.
Spray foam insulation seals gaps and cracks
The spray foam will close any gap or crack where it is applied. Great for irregular spaces or areas that fiberglass insulation may not be the best application.
Insulation of any type will lower your utility bills. Homes and buildings using spray foam insulation can insulate up to 50% better than fiberglass or cellulose insulation. Spray foam is also a good resale point for your home.
Combination produces benefits
Combining Spray foam and fiberglass insulation gives a homeowner the coverage and sealing performance of foam with the efficient, lightweight and low cost benefits of fiberglass all in one. Murray Insulation has called this method, Picture Framing, as they frame the wall cavity with spray foam followed by an application with blown in or rolled batt fiberglass or cellulose insulation. This method is half the cost of spray foam alone with all the benefits of foam and the lower cost of fiberglass application.
The search for the best insulation application money can buy is for Spray Foam Insulation. Call your local insulation company for an estimate to increase your homes insulation efficiency and save money all year long.