The Airtight Quality and Other Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
If you’re a homeowner or are about to become one, you’ll at some point have a conversation about the type of insulation you should use in your home. If you’re building a new home or getting a custom build, this is likely one of the major items on the list that your builder has discussed with you. Spray foam insulation has risen to the top choice of home insulation in recent years because of its many proven benefits. We thought we’d take a look at some of the major benefits of installing this type of insulation in your new home.
Airtight Quality — Outperforms All Other Types of Insulation
The chemical makeup of SPF creates an unbeatable seal. The two main components are polyurethane and isocyanate. When combined these two composite materials react to each other and harden. Because of this, SPF has an airtight quality and capable of sealing holes and cracks in attics or other hard to reach places. Air leaks are a big culprit for exorbitant energy bills or loss of air. If air is escaping from one place in your home, it’s likely affecting the entire function of your HVAC system.
Spray Foam Insulation — Energy Savings and Reduced Energy Bills
When people think about energy efficiency, they are largely thinking about how that translates to real savings on their energy bills. Spray foam insulation doesn’t disappoint when it comes to accumulated savings from less energy use. Due to its undeniable insulation powers, it has been shown to provide as high as a 50% savings ratio on your energy bill. SPF is less permeable to air movement when compared to other forms of insulation and is, therefore, a fantastic shield against air trying to escape.
No Mold — An Insulation That Protects Against Unwanted Growths
In contrast with traditional insulation, SPF is very water-resistant and, due to its chemical makeup, does not provide a food source for mildew, mold, or bacteria to grow. Both closed-cell products and open-cell products are better at fighting pest infestations or mold. So, a good quality SPF will provide a defense against the growth of bacteria and mildew even in wet climates, after rain, or in places of high humidity.
It Lives A Long Healthy Life — And Insulation That is Build To Last
If you’ve just purchased a new home, you want it to last long without having to invest money on repairs or problems. That is one of the main advantages of a new build. It’s why homeowners choose to invest in quality materials. You want the materials that you use for your home to be the proper ones with a long and dependable shelf life. SPF lasts longer than traditional insulation and requires much less maintenance.
Layer Up With the Best Insulation & Proper Installation
Even the greatest materials won’t stand up to a bad installation job. The installation process is key and why it’s important to have a trusted installer. 915 Siteworks not only has professionals and experts installing the material, but we purchase from a reputable manufacturer and leading expert in the field, Johns Manville. Our SPF distributor manufactures quality insulation of the highest grade. Whether you choose the open cell lower density nonstructural insulation or the closed cell with an R-value of R-7 per inch, our insulation is the best. For many people, the upfront costs can sometimes be intimidating. Understanding, however, the full benefits of this type of insulation can go a long way for homeowners making this decision.
Seal the Deal and Call 915 Siteworks Today
915 Siteworks is a reputable spray foam insulation installer that uses the highest quality materials in the industry. We work on older homes or new homes and are excited to talk to you about what we do, our product, and how it can benefit you and your new home.