With homes and commercial buildings consuming 40% of the energy used throughout the U.S., the need for, and number of, more energy efficient building codes continues to grow.
And while the energy efficiency of a building or home can be achieved through a variety of ways, including the choice of appliances, lighting, windows, and even flooring, the type of insulation that is found in the building envelope plays a critical role in reducing energy usage and costs.
This is why more and more contractors, building designers, and homeowners are continuing to turn to spray foam as the insulation of their choice.
Unlike standard fiberglass and foam board insulation, spray foam provides an air-tight seal, moisture barrier, and seamless coverage. This means that cracks and spaces where unwanted air or water could enter a building are eliminated.
The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy states that anywhere between $200 to $400 could be lost from drafts, air leaks around openings and outdated heating and cooling systems. Spray foam insulation can help fight these lost costs, all while also helping to improve the overall energy efficiency of a space.
In addition to being an energy efficient insulation option, spray foam insulation is also
• Meant to last a lifetime, which means businesses and families won’t have to worry about replacement insulation costs.
• Made up of environmentally safe components, making it a more eco-friendly insulation option than traditional insulation.
• More likely to prevent rodents, termites, and other pests from entering and nesting in a building or home.
• An excellent sound barrier.
With all this information, it isn’t hard to see that spray foam insulation is a key material when it comes to sustainable and energy efficient construction.