What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam is considered the most flexible product out there when it comes to home insulation. It works because foaming insulation is sprayed to insulate and air seal all areas that it is applied. Spray foam insulation can be used in various rooms in your home, including the roof, walls, floors, crawl spaces, lofts, and more.
This manually applied foam makes it easy to fill all types of odd long cavities and voids, as well as traditional construction framing. Many people also use spray foam services for rim joists and other useful applications. Compared with classic insulation materials, spray foam never loses its shape; it fills cracks, gaps, and installation crevices. Spray foam will not decrease, sag or settle over time.
Fully trained and approved installers make the spray foam insulation on-site using professional machinery.
Why Choose Spray Foam?
One of the best benefits of spray foam is its ability to seal. This is perfect for those awkward spaces in your home where other insulation methods fall short. Spray Polyurethane foam forms an airtight continuous, monolithic barrier on walls, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces and protrusions. This helps to eliminate heat loss through cracks, seams, joints, and gaps. Adding a separate vapour barrier is sometimes not required because the foam controls moisture diffusion where it’s installed.
Spray Foam Insulation Costs
Most insulation contractors calculate the costs of spray foam using the board foot. The best way to figure out how much you will need is to multiply the space by the price per inch of insulation. Measured as: square foot x $/inch of insulation per sq.ft.
The average cost of spray foam insulation can range from $1.00 to $6.00 per square foot. Prices are subjected to change and depend on how many parts of your property you will want to insulate. Each insulation company will have different rates.
To understand better, take this example where we do some basic calculations. You decide to renovate your home and insulate the exterior walls of approximately 800 square feet. A minimum of R22 is required for an above-grade exterior wall, which was quoted as $4/square foot of insulation. In total, the cost of the first-floor exterior wall insulation is 800 * $4 = $3200.
New Home Spray Foam Insulation Cost
The common price to insulate a normal-sized new construction home can be between $8,000 and $14,000 from top to bottom. For a 1,000 square feet home, the cost can range between $6,000 and $8,000.
Here are three simple steps to help you determine the ideal budget for your project:
- Figure out which spray foam you want to get.
- Decide on the applied thickness.
- Calculate the square footage
- Multiply the total square footage by the cost of the square foot
Other considerations that could affect the pricing are:
- The condition of the structure
- The accessibility of the area
- The size and type of studs
- Ventilation of the area
- Required maintenance of the working area
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If you have questions about spray foam insulation or any Reitzel products or services, please contact us at 1-800-265-8869. We provide the best customer service in the area and do a rigorous clean-up after cleaning the studs so that your project is ready for the next stage of construction! We also offer a five-year workmanship warranty. Ask us about rebates!