Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation has become more and more popular amongst homeowners. Mainly because installation is fast and adaptable to many shapes and sizes of spaces. So what has mainly happened is that developers prefer to use it. Particularly when they are building many homes at once. There are many reasons for the widespread use of Open Cell Spray Foam type of insulation.  In addition to the advantages mentioned on the earlier page, it is quick to install – our technicians are very skilled with this product. It is very durable, lasts for decades, as is discussed below. It provides additional strength to buildings, as it binds with the surfaces and acts to effectively hold structural parts together.  Our team has been using this technique for years. We can help you determine if this type of insulation will work well for you.

The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

There are certainly plenty of benefits that you’ll be able to obtain with spray foam insulation. Help with repelling moisture for example is certainly one of the big ones. Moisture issues are arguably the main villain that can attack homes. Plus, with this type of insulation, when it’s done right, you’re going to be covered for a decent amount of time. These are just two of the many benefits that we can point to. 

Are There Areas Where You Won’t Install It?

That’s going to depend on the complete make up of the house, and the type of rooms and facilities that are in there. For example, there are homes where the laundry room or maybe the kitchen can get really hot. However, if the makeup of the house makes it so that high heat doesn’t really pierce through the structure, if you will, you can be fine. It’s certainly something that we’d have to look into on a per case basis for sure. From there we’ll let you know what we feel the best options might be.  

What do I look for in a quality installation?

We are happy to go over what makes for a top-notch installation. Here are four basic things to look for. One, the right thickness of spray foam. This refers to the appropriate depth in the framing cavities of the wall and in the roofline so that the local building codes are met. Two, identify and seal all of the air leakage sites. This brings in the idea of sealing the envelope. We know the ways to test and find any such leakage sites. Three, inspect and understand the building enclosure. This way the correct amount of foam is applied so that a thermal bypass does not occur anywhere. Instead, even coverage keeps the interior at optimal temperature. Four, skilled technicians who make the application to all the intended openings in the correct way. 

How Long Can I Expect It To Last?

We get a lot of questions about how long certain insulation should last. When you search for those numbers you’re going to get people saying that this type of insulation can last 80 years. The thing is not all of the areas of the house are going to have the same type of wear and tear. That’s where we come in and take a look at your current situation. You can be certain that you won’t really have to worry virtually at all about the insulation for about the first 20 years.

Finding The Best Deal For You

There are a lot of things that could go into picking the right type of insulation material. If you’ve got your mind made up around one type of material that you want to use, that's fine. We can work around that for sure. If you’re coming into the process with more of an open mind there are different aspects of the building that we can look into to try and find what the best type of insulation materials might be. All of the recommendations are made in the best interest of our clients.

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