Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Homeowners can benefit from a wide range of eco-friendly benefits with the installation of Insulation contractor. Compared to fiberglass and cellulose insulation, spray foam has a greater R-value which in turn leads to energy savings. It can cut homeowners’ heating and cooling costs by up to 50% right away.

When sprayed into wall cavities, closed-cell spray foam creates a tight seal and prevents the penetration of air or moisture. This also helps reduce the risk of mildew, mould and other damage to property walls.

The airtight seal created by spray foam also helps to lower utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The amount of money saved on energy bills will quickly cover the initial cost of the spray foam insulation install, and then the ongoing savings will provide a return on investment for the homeowner.

Spray Foam Insulation FAQs: Answers from Spraytech Insulators

Open and closed-cell spray foams both offer a sound barrier, helping to limit noise from outside. This is particularly useful in homes that are close to busy roads, railways and other sources of noise. Spray foam insulation can also help reduce noise inside the home from neighbours, children and pets.

The process of installing spray foam involves blending and spraying chemical components to form polyurethane foam that expands. It is therefore essential to work with experienced professionals for the safe application of spray foam insulation, as this process requires the use of specialized equipment. The spraying and curing process also produces a large amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be harmful to occupants’ health. Therefore, occupants should vacate the sprayed area for up to 24 hours after the install, and should wear protective gloves and breathing apparatuses during this time.