- When to Use Spray Foam Insulation
All homeowner’s concern themselves with how to keep their home airtight to minimize heat loss. Airtight homes are invitingly cool in the summer and remain warm in the winter while expending minimum energy. Its ability to make homes airtight is one reason why spray foam insulation (SFI) is very popular now. However, it does a lot more than make homes energy efficient. Here are a few other instances when to use spray foam insulation.
When creating a moisture barrier – Holes and cracks in crawl spaces and walls often allow in water and moisture. Using spray foam insulation as such, helps seal your crawl spaces and attic from leaks and airborne moisture as well as floodwaters.
To deter mold – Materials used to make spray foam insulation include an inert polymer that that both bacteria and mold cannot feed on. Homes insulated using isocyanate and polyurethane, the components of SFI, are therefore safe from mold and mildew.
When looking for a powerful insulator – SFI works a lot better than most kinds of insulators available in the market. This is so because it expands and in the process, tightly seals every nook and cranny that would otherwise remain exposed. SFI’s airtight seal resistance value of R-6 is the strongest rank available.
When you want to make great savings – SFI is a great insulator and one that helps many families and businesses save significant amounts of money on their energy expenses. On average, spray foam insulation provides about 50% savings on energy bills, which is far better than 30% that other forms of insulation manage on average.
When seeking an insulator that is eco-friendly and lasts indefinitely – The inert polymer used to make SFI gives the product an indefinite lifespan and so homes and businesses can enjoy the benefits of a good insulator for years without the need to re-insulate. Moreover, reduced energy consumption as well as fewer consumed materials makes SFI more eco-friendly compared to other insulators.
Spray foam insulation is a great way of sealing your home. Most situations however, may require that you also fix a heat recovery ventilator to help exchange indoor air with fresh air from the outdoors.