Spray foam insulation provides an airtight seal which cuts energy loss and lowers utility bills. It can be applied to a variety of spaces, such as attics and crawl spaces in older homes or the rim joists of new construction. It also works well in pole barns. Professional installation is the most efficient way to go, as contractors have the equipment and expertise needed for a successful job.
Is spray foam insulation safe in a house?
The key to spray foam insulation is that it expands, filling the many cracks and holes in a home or commercial building. This makes it far more effective than fiberglass insulation, which tends to settle over time and lose its R-value. Spray foam also reduces unwanted noise by blocking the transmission of sound from the outside world.
Closed-cell spray foam is composed of an inert polymer and doesn’t provide a food source for mildew or bacteria, even if it gets wet. This helps the insulation resist pest infestation and maintain its insulating power for a longer period of time than other insulation options like organic materials.
Traditional spray foams use blowing agents that are derived from petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. However, many manufacturers now offer soybean-based products that are less harmful to the environment.
Using the right spray foam insulation can save homeowners money in a short amount of time. The product reduces energy costs by addressing air leaks, which can cause the most significant cost increases for homeowners. It’s 24 times less permeable to air movement than other forms of insulation, which keeps houses cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
ARMOR Insulations, LLC
1818 Edwards St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401