Spray Foam Insulation
This type of home insulation has become very popular lately due to its fast and easy installation, and because of its energy efficiency. This insulation also has nearly twice the R-value per square inch when compared with traditional fiberglass insulating materials. What's so great about this insulation is that it provides total protection in the walls and floors of your home. It will seal air gaps, making it impossible for conditioned air from inside your home to get out. This will cause your HVAC systems to work a lot less since they won't need to make up for the air loss to help keep your family comfortable.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Below are the benefits of spray foam insulation:
- Affordable - will save you money on energy bills each month
- Your home's walls and floors don't need to be torn apart to get it installed - it's installed through a small hole in the wall with a hose
- Has 2x the R-value per square inch when compared with fiberglass insulation
- Seals air gaps
- Better performance than traditional insulation materials
- A tax credit may be available to you
Fiberglass Insulation vs Spray Foam Insulation
For quite some time now, people have been comparing fiberglass insulation to spray foam insulation. You will easily be able to see why spray foam is the clear winner. Unlike fiberglass insulating materials, spray foam insulation creates both an air and vapor barrier in the rim joist. This means that it is the best defense available when it comes to protecting your home against energy loss. Air can easily escape through fiberglass since it only creates a thermal barrier in your walls or floors. This can lead to energy loss and even the formation of condensation.
Spray foam insulation has much higher R-value per square inch, as well, as mentioned above. This increase in energy efficient will cause your home's heating and cooling systems to work much less - thus - saving you money that can be used on anything your family wants. Spray foam insulation is also waterproof, and it won't ever fall down or sag as is the case with traditional fiberglass batt insulation. It is also resistant to insect and bug damage. They won't be able to chew threw it or make nests.
This kind of home insulation is also ideal for filling in small areas, such as rim joists, crawl spaces, window jambs, and so on. It also acts as an outstanding sound barrier, and this makes it ideal for use in garages so that you can block out sound in the home from the garage area and vice versa.