Spray Foam Insulation Has Many Benefits
Hello, and welcome to our blog! Today, we here at Panhandle Insulation wanted to take a moment to talk about one of the services we offer: Spray foam insulation. While we know that insulation is not the most interesting topic in the world, learning a little bit more about it could be beneficial to someone who may be on the fence about whether they should get traditional insulation installed in their home or spray foam insulation. To learn about the benefits of spray foam insulation, continue reading below.
Why Spray Foam?
Many homeowners can feel intimidated by the cost and commitment of spray foam insulation. In actuality, spray foam insulation outperforms all other forms of home insulation by some considerable margins. Below, we have listed a few benefits that spray foam insulation has over traditional insulation:
- Air-tight Seal: Unlike traditional fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation provides an airtight seal to whatever surface it is applied to. Foam insulation effectively plugs up any holes, gaps, or cracks that may be present on the area being insulated. Air leaking out (or air leaking in) is one of the main reasons for high energy bills, and preventing this will not only help to better regulate the temperature in your home, but will also save you money. It has been found that spray foam insulation is 24 times less permeable to air infiltration than other types of insulation.
- Powerful Insulating Power: Spray foam insulation expands as it is applied to a surface, which results in less space for cold or hot air to seep into. Spray foam insulation tightly seals all the nooks and crannies of your home’s attic or crawlspace, effectively eliminating any way for air to escape or leak into your house. Because it molds itself to whatever surface it has been applied to, spray foam insulation has been shown to provide energy savings at an average of 50 percent. Compared to traditional insulation materials, which on average save a homeowner about 30 percent on energy cost, spray foam insulation is the clear winner.
- Durability: The polymers that make up spray foam insulation essentially allows this type of insulation to have an indefinite lifespan. While we aren’t saying that spray foam insulation will last forever, it can easily last up to 20 years without losing any of its insulating efficiency. The long life of spray foam insulation helps to negate the initial cost of insulation. One application will last longer than traditional fiberglass insulation and will save homeowners a lot of money over time.
We hope that this blog has helped to shed a little more light on the advantages of spray foam insulation versus traditional fiberglass insulation. Join us next time as we continue to go over the advantages of spray foam insulation, and learn more about how spray foam insulation can benefit your home or business. To learn more about our services, or to schedule an installation, contact us today at Panhandle Insulation. Our insulation experts will provide fast, effective service and will make sure that your home is insulated as efficiently as possible. Visit our website today to learn more!