November 13, 2020
The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are a variety of ways that you can insulate a building, but many believe spray foam insulation to be the superior solution. Whether your home is new or old, spray foam is beneficial for multiple reasons. Though it tends to be the more expensive route to take in the beginning, over time you’ll see that spray foam actually has many advantages, including saving you money in the long run.
Here are a few key benefits:
Easy to install:
One of the largest draws to spray foam is how easy it is to install, even for the hard-to-reach areas. The installation process is non-intrusive as a team of professionals will use a spray foam gun to spray on the material to the desired area. The insulation then quickly dries and will be set and ready to go in only a day’s time.
Road noise and loud neighbors are no longer concerns with spray foam insulation. Spray foam fills the cracks and crevices between the walls and then hardens. This restricts noise from traveling through as easily. If you prefer privacy from the noises of the outside, spray foam will give you an overall quieter environment.
Prevents insects and small rodents:
In the same way that the spray foam fills cracks to prevent noise, it also greatly reduces the ability of insects and rodents to enter through your ways. Creating a firm barrier, insulation will work to keep the outside critters, outside.
Moisture can easily seep around pipes and vents and when it does it can cause the growth of mold and mildew. This increases the risk of costly damages and poses a threat to your health. Spray foam insulation reduces the buildup of condensation and works as a barrier against water. Spray foam also retains its properties even when wet, so it doesn’t need to be replaced as typical insulation does when dampened.
Increases the sturdiness of walls:
Spray foam is a spray-applied plastic with strong adhesive qualities, making it very dense. This provides more strength to building materials, increasing the sturdiness of your walls, and improves the overall structure of the building. Acting as a layer of protection, spray foam insulation is a durable option that is worth the extra investment.
Saves you money:
Most customers get deterred by the upfront cost of spray foam insulation. However, when you consider the amount that most people spend on their heating and cooling bills each month, the extra money, in the beginning, will end up saving you money in the long run. As your bills decrease, the insulation ends up paying for itself over the span of a few years.
Overall, spray foam insulation’s advantages seem to outweigh the disadvantages. If you’re looking for an insulation solution that is easy to install, reduces noise, prevents insects from entering, deters moistures, increases the sturdiness of your walls, and saves you money then spray foam might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
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