Day: June 20, 2024

Advantages of Spray Foam InsulationAdvantages of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation acts as both an insulator and an air sealant, closing the nooks and crannies that let energy escape – and drive up heating and cooling costs. As such, it helps reduce energy consumption and monthly utility bills by up to 50% right away.

Foam also blocks polluted outside air from seeping into a building, and it keeps out allergens such as dust, mold and pet dander. This improves indoor air quality and gives occupants greater control over their environment, especially when they’re sleeping or working.

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The airtight seal that foam creates also prevents the buildup of contaminants in HVAC systems. This is a huge benefit for homeowners, as it means that their HVAC air filters won’t get nearly as dirty or clogged up. This allows the system to keep a consistent and comfortable temperature throughout the year, without being forced to work as hard.

Another big advantage of spray foam is that it helps prevent ice dams in the attic. Warm attic air circulates and heads up to the roof deck, where it can cause ice dams. Spray foam insulation in the attic stops this air movement, which helps prevent the ice dams from developing.

Spray foam insulation comes in two types – open and closed cell. The difference between these is that open cell foam has cells that aren’t completely encapsulated, which makes it a softer and more flexible material. Closed cell foam is harder and less flexable, but both forms of spray foam are highly effective as an insulator and air sealant.

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