When you’re building or restoring a home, you may think that the most important decisions are things like flooring and paint selections. But one factor that can make a huge difference in your home’s value is what kind of insulation you use. Spray foam insulation is useful for improving building strength, home energy efficiency, and your comfort.
IMPROVE YOUR BUILDING STRENGTH
Insulation may not seem like it could do much to sustain your home structurally. Likely you are imagining flimsy layers of foam that you put up inside of your wall. However all insulation isn’t like that.
Spray foam insulation conforms to the surface it is sprayed on and then adheres to it for a strong, solid bond. It then solidifies, creating a hard layer that insulates inside spaces from outside temperatures and adds to the structural soundness of the building.
Foam insulation helps the walls maintain their shape under pressure. It also keeps pests out of attics and out of the wall itself; the sturdy insulation is hard to penetrate. Spray foam insulation is also easier to install in hard to reach places like nooks and corners.
The strong material in spray foam insulation is sturdy against pressure, but also against water and moisture. People who use spray foam insulation experience less damage after flooding. Additionally, it is more resistant to mold growth because it does a better job of drying out after getting wet.
LOWER YOUR UTILITY BILLS
If you find that you constantly have to crank the heat in your home during the colder months, one of your major problems could be poor insulation. Spray foam insulation is denser and keeps your home at a more comfortable temperature. Since it does a better job of keeping the heat in, you can spend less time worrying about money going toward your heating or cooling bills.
Also keep in mind that because this insulation reduces your energy use, you become eligible for state and federal tax refunds.
The thickness of spray foam insulation helps keep your home’s temperature more comfortable. But it can also help to make you more comfortable by helping to eliminate outside noises. This is particularly helpful if you live in busy urban areas or near train tracks or heavy construction areas.
Your insulation greatly affects how efficiently and strongly your home is able to function. If you’re interested in improving your home’s insulation, call us today for a free in-home estimate of our spray foam insulation services.