Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 15, 2020

A lot of people are tempted by the cost and benefits of using spray foam insulation for their properties. Once you know the benefits of spray foam insulation, you cannot overlook it. One of the greatest features of spray foam insulation is that it’s ideal for old and new homes because it offers comfort and energy efficiency. Commercial buildings and homes that are using spray foam insulation have better protection against mildew and mold too.

Spray foam insulation is developed from two types of composite materials, isocyanate, and polyurethane. During the installation process, both materials are simultaneously sprayed from the tip of a spray foam gun. It comes in two different types, one is called closed-cell spray foam and the other is called open-cell spray foam.

While there are a lot of ways to insulate your property, spray foam is a superior leader when it comes to insulation. If you are looking to insulate your property, you should consider looking into the benefits of spray foam insulation.

Here is a list of Benefits Of Spray Foam Insulation:

  • Not Harmful To Your Health.

If you stay out of your home during and after spray foam insulation, and if the spray foam has “cured” properly, then spray polyurethane foam insulation is considered to be safe. A successful curing process happens when the spray foam insulation is installed by experienced spray foam contractors. Spray foam insulation is also known to retain its R-value in extreme weather conditions, which means that it does not breakdown into toxic ducts as fiberglass does. It is safe to use for environmentally and chemically-sensitive individuals.

  • Mold-Resistant.

Due to its water-resistive feature, Spray Foam Insulation helps deter any mold growth, but it also is composed of an inert polymer that provides no source of food for bacteria and mold to live off of. Properties that have closed cell spray foam insulation within them, aren’t subjecting themselves to bacteria growth and harmful mold. This will prevent health risks, bad smells, while also reinforcing the overall stability of your property’s structure.

The smaller the amount of water that gets through your walls, the smaller the risk of developing health issues due to mildew and mold.

  • Spray Foam as Eco-Friendly Product.

The answer to the famous question about the Eco-friendly feature of spray foam insulation is “YES”. Spray foam insulation has a ripple effect regarding the protection of the environment. It helps in creating a green effect and produces fewer consumable materials because it is built to last. Long-lasting spray foam insulation will reduce your carbon footprint over the lifetime of the insulation. So if you are concerned about the environmental impact of your home then spray foam insulation has the advantage over all types of insulation. On top of that there are spray foam products which are made out of recycled plastics and vegetable oil so that’s a huge advantage of using spray foam. Not to mention that spray foam insulation also reduces the Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 6.62 tonnes/year.

If you want to maximize the potential of these advantages, you must hire EcoStar Insulation as an expert in insulation services.

  • Keeps its R-Value Over Time.

One of the most significant benefits of this product is that it will not lose the R-value over time. Open-cell products offer 3.5 per inch of aged R-value, while closed-cell products can offer up to 7 per inch of aged R-value.

  • Spray Foam Insulation Improves Comfort.

A huge advantage of spray foam insulation is that it prevents temperature fluctuations in a building. It promotes a consistent climate in your property. This advantage happens because spray foam insulation creates an air-tight seal, so it protects your property from the elements and keeps it dry, warm and comfortable. This type of insulation sticks to every surface and this is why it is unique to other types of insulation.

    Easy Installation Process

Spray foam insulation doesn’t require a complicated installation process. The time of the year doesn’t matter because the spray foam is super simple to get installed even in the areas that are hard to reach. During the installation, our professional team will use a spray foam gun to spray the material on your desired area. Spray foam insulation dries quickly, it should be ready in not more than a day’s time.

  • Saving with Spray Foam Insulation

If you are not using spray foam then you are spending for sure an unnecessary amount on your heat and cooling bills. Why not spend some money on a long term saving investment such as spray foam insulation? According to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable energy, from $2,000 the average Canadian spends paying for energy annually, $250 to $450 could be going to waste from drafts, air leaks around openings, and outdated cooling and heating systems.

An energy-efficient home usually has a higher market value as well, as it looks more attractive when you are trying to sell it.

Energy efficiency will be increased and you can save between 30%-50% on your energy bills. And if you want real proof here are some words that spray foam insulation clients all over the world say about how is spray foam saving their money:

“Here in central VA, our February electric bill was less than $80 during a very cold and snowy month while friends and co-workers reported $400-$600 bills during the same period. Our indoor thermostat reads about 70F and we have been slumming around in T-shirts while watching NCAA basketball. Yes, a big investment upfront, but we're betting that future utility rates are not going DOWN.”

“I don't know the exact science behind it, manhattan42, but my wife and I built a 1500 sq ft home in 2007 in SW Louisiana with cellulose insulation in the walls and blown fiberglass in the attic. It was all electric and our utility bill was generally between $100 and $125. We built a new 3100 sq ft home in SE Louisiana in 2009 and did spray foam in all the walls and the roof deck. Instead of 1 electric A/C, we now have three. Our electric bills are still $100 to $125. The A/Cs in the new home are the same brand and same SEER. If that's not saving money, I don't know what is.”

Why Us?

EcoStar’s insulation team strives to provide the best quality products and the highest standard of expertise. Our professionalism and experience goal is that you never have to worry about anything less than thorough and complete workmanship. Our professionals will guide you from the consultation to the execution stage. Contact us for your free estimate.

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