Have you been in your attic or crawlspace lately? Is it extremely hot or cold? An open and ventilated attic or crawlspace is like leaving windows and doors open. It allows excess dust and pollen to enter your home and is an easy entrance point for rodents. It’s also the largest area of energy loss in your home. With spray foam insulation, those spaces can be temperature regulated and sealed to outside air. This will improve comfort, keep out allergens, and reduce energy costs up to 40% in a retrofit application. Spray foam is a permanent application. Quit wasting money adding to that old, dirty, smelly insulation and get a product that will last the life of the home, and pay for itself in just a few years.
It's pretty simple. You want an energy-efficient, comfortable, environmentally healthy, money-saving, and value-added home or commercial building. While your initial cost will be higher, you will actually have a payback period. An insulation system is a monetary investment, especially with today's sky-rocketing energy costs, and needs to be taken seriously. It's not a case of whether you "want" an excellent insulation system; you "need" an excellent insulation system!
The old adage, "You get what you pay for", is a fitting statement when it comes to your insulation system. There really is no question when it comes to choosing the best type of insulation system. Spray foam insulation is the way to go. There are many benefits of spray foam insulation, but the most important are:
The number one reason people invest in spray foam insulation is to save money on heating and cooling. According to the US Department of Energy, 40% of the energy in a home can be saved by sealing air infiltration. Your savings will be even greater if natural gas, propane, heating oil, and electricity costs continue to increase as predicted. Furthermore, the extra up-front cost of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation can often be recovered in less than 5 years through energy savings alone.
Spray insulation foam provides an air tight seal which retains the temperature you set on your thermostat. So no more winter days with your thermostat set to 70, as you shiver in your long johns, because it's actually 55 degrees in your home.
A home without air infiltrating is simply more comfortable. If your home is not insulated properly, you're letting in outside air, moisture, allergens and dust. This prevents your home from being a necessary retreat from the elements. Mold and mildew pose a significant health risk, and can force homeowners to move out of their homes during expensive remediation. Thankfully, insulating your home with the same SPF air barrier that saves you money, also makes your home healthier and more comfortable for you and your family. Spray foam insulation uses zero ozone-depleting blowing agents that contain zero HFAs, HCFCs, HFCs or formaldehyde, so there are no harmful emissions while also minimizing carbon emissions and footprint.
An ideal insulation system provides resistance to heat flow (R-Value), controls air movement, and limits moisture migration. Spray foam insulation is an air and vapor barrier, and a high R-value insulator, all in one. SPF has an aged R-value of approximately 6.0 per 1 inch thickness, which enables it to provide more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of insulation. Mold destroys a home's value and can be very expensive to remove. A properly sealed and insulated home resists mold and mildew because moist air doesn't infiltrate. Most insulation doesn't offer a barrier against insects or rodents. The fact is, insects and rodents want to be inside your home for a very good reason, survival. Having dense, rigid closed cell SPF provides a solid barrier, making it difficult, if not impossible for them to enter your home.
The days of uneducated home buyers purchasing energy-inefficient homes are coming to a close. Not only will people pay more for an energy-efficient home, they want to pay more. Research shows that 80% of Americans are willing to pay more for a "green" home. That means energy-efficient spray foam insulation will not only save you money while living in your home, it will also make you money when it comes time to sell.
One of the many advantages of spray foam insulation is its incredible diversity. Whether you are building a new home, commercial building, barn, or other structure, spray foam works perfectly. The most common applications of spray foam are:
If you are interested in spray foam insulation services, call TriState Home Services at 866-624-5970 or Contact Us today for a FREE on-site inspection and FREE estimate in Frederick, MD and surrounding areas.