What Are The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation?
When the time comes for homeowners to think about insulating their home it can be a daunting task. With so many different options, price points, and installation processes- many people are not fully educated on the benefits that various types of insulation can provide. One type of insulation that has been growing in popularity over the last few years is spray foam insulation.
So what is spray foam insulation?
Created from two types of materials (isocyanate & polyurethane) spray foam insulation uses these materials to create a chemical reaction in which allows the foam to expand and harden. During installation, the two materials are sprayed at the same time from a spray foam gun on the desired area. The nature of the material allows it to expand to all the nooks and crannies of the desired area and leave no areas in which there is no insulation. To learn more about the Advanced Green process click here!
With spray foam being so versatile and effective when it comes to insulting various structures, some people may be turned off by the higher price tag. Little do most people know, spray foam insulation actually outperforms all other options by quite a large margin saving you or your business costs in the long run. Below we’ll take a look at some of the unique benefits that spray foam insulation can bring to the table.
The benefits of spray foam insulation:
1. Unmatched Insulation
Thanks to its chemical makeup, spray foam insulation works much better than other popular options for insulation on the market. The expansive nature allows the spray foam to seal and block exposed areas that would normally be left open when using other options. Spray foam’s ability to provide and air-tight seal is unmatched on the market today.
2. Energy Saving Galore
Because spray foam is the best insulator on the market, homes and businesses save a huge amount of money when it comes to energy expenses. It has been shown that on average, spray foam leads to energy savings of 50% or sometimes even more. Other insulation options on the market only average about 30% when it comes to energy savings rates.
3. Keep Out Moisture
If there are unfilled holes or cracks in your walls, it will not only allow air to get through but moisture as well. Spray foam insulation is waterproof to water and liquids. Not only will spray foam fully seal spaces from moistures and leaks, but in the event of flooding, spray foam insulation will not absorb water and need to be replaced like other materials.
4. Deters Mold
Spray foam insulation contains a inert polymer that does not allow for mold or bacteria growth. Homes and businesses that are protected by spray foam insulation have a much lower risk for growing mold and other bacterias.
5. Spray Foam Lasts a Long Time
The chemical makeup of spray foam insulation allows for a very long lifespan. Home and business owners can have the benefits of spray foam for years and years before having to think about re-insulating. You will save money over the course of say, 20 years, thanks to spray foam insulation’s ability to perform at a high level for many years.
6. Spray Foam is Eco-Friendly
A lot of people wonder if spray foam insulation is eco-friendly. The answer is yes! Spray foam helps reduce energy consumption in your home, protects against moisture and mold growth, and is designed to out last all other types of insulation- producing fewer materials that need to be consumed.
Spray Foam Installation in Weymouth, MA
If you think that your MA home or business could benefit from switching to spray foam insulation, give Advanced Green Insulation a call today. We’ve been insulating homes in MA for over 10 years and only use the best practices and equipment when it comes to applying spray foam. If you have any questions or would like to get your next insulation project started, fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 781-871-6700!