Why Should You Choose Spray Foam Over Traditional Forms of Insulation?

Why should you choose spray foam over traditional forms of insulation?

With multiple types of insulation to choose from, it’s important to make the right choice when it comes to insulating your home or business. Here are a few reasons why we believe spray foam insulation is the superior choice.

Airtight Barrier

Just like a windbreaker, spray foam insulation completely stops air from passing through its barrier. This keeps outside air from entering your home and conditioned air from leaving it. Traditional insulations, like those made from cellulose and fiberglass, function more like a knitted sweater, allowing air to pass through tiny holes. Not having an air-tight seal could be causing you to spend more money on your heating and cooling bills.

Custom Fit

Because spray foam insulation is completely flexible and expands up to 100 times its original size, you can fill every corner of your home’s envelope. In this sense, spray foam insulation can provide your space with a thermal barrier that is unique and custom fit. It is more time consuming and harder to install traditional insulation perfectly. Further, since these insulation types are not custom fit to your space, you will often be left with gaps and cracks that will allow air to leak through.

Never Settles

Spray foam insulation is incredibly dense and bonds tightly to your walls. This bond keeps the insulation from falling down or “settling,” ensuring a continual performance. Traditional insulation doesn’t bond to your walls in the same way, meaning it can fall out of place and become ineffective.

Fewer Allergens and Pests

Because spray foam insulation provides an air-tight seal, it greatly minimizes the chance of outdoor allergens, pollutants, and pests from entering your home. Meanwhile, traditional insulation can be dusty and their non-air-tight seals may allow pollutants and pests to enter your space. This can trigger allergies and respiratory issues like asthma. Further, pests may even use traditional insulation types, like those made from cellulose and fiberglass, as food or to create nests.

Adds Structural Integrity

Because spray foam insulation (particularly closed-cell spray foam) is so dense, it can actually add structural integrity to a space. This is because the foam’s rigid texture adds wall-racking strength and impact to resistance to your property. Traditional insulation is often flimsy and soft, and thereby doesn’t contribute anything to a building’s structural integrity.

Energy Efficiency

Spray foam insulation performs as both an insulation as well as an air barrier. Because of this, spray foam effectively closes those nooks and crannies that let air escape and increases the energy efficiency of your home. Traditional insulation types are far less likely to provide you with same level of protection, meaning you could hurting the efficiency of your home as well as increasing your heating and cooling bills.

Ultimately, it is clear that spray foam is the best insulation type for your home or business. Click here for your free estimate today!

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