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What should I know about spray foam insulation?

Spray foam insulation is a product that is installed in homes and buildings in order to save energy and money. By having your walls, roof and floors insulated you will lower your heating and cooling bills by 50%. When compared to traditional insulation products, spray foam is much more efficient. If you like to think green, then spray foam should be your choice as by saving on energy, less gas, coal or oil will be burned to heat your home.

There are few things that you should know before you decide to install a spray foam. Spray foam insulation will be a perfect fit every time. This is important as the purpose of the insulation is to insulate your house. If it is not a perfect fit like with traditional ways of insulation, then your house will not be energy efficient and you will lose money through walls and floors.

Spray foam controls air leakage- if you are leaking air, then you are leaking energy. If your house is insulated with proper materials and in a proper way, then your house will not leak hot or cold air.

Spray foam will not absorb water or change its shape. This is important as its insulation properties will not change when it gets in touch with water. As the spray foam keeps its shape, it does not shrink and in that way it will insulate your house keeping it from leaking air.

Polyurethane spray foam does not contain formaldehyde nor ozone destroying gases. If you want to preserve the nature as it is, then this type of insulation is recommended.

Foam will not sag nor settle with time. This characteristic of spray foam is important due to insulation properties. Some traditional types of insulation may settle or sag causing them to leak air and moisture.

When applied spray foam does not need time to dry and it is applied very quickly. This means that you will be able to insulate your house in a quick manner that will save your time.

Insulation with spray foam is usually applied with protective gear and that is one of the reasons why it is recommended that you hire professionals to insulate your home.

If you do not like to have insects crawling under your floors or in your walls, then you should insulate your house with spray foam. This foam is not a food for insects and in that way makes your home unattractive for them. Mold is also not something welcomed when it comes to your home and spray foam can help. As it does not support mold growth, it will keep you and your family healthy. It is well known that mold can cause different symptoms and diseases that can be easily prevented if your house is mold free.

Performance of the spray foam will be the same as the time passes and with time your investment will pay off. To be specific in about 5 to 7 years you will pay off your investment by savings on your bills.

Airseal is here to help you with any concern or question you may have regarding the spray foam insulation. We invite you to fill out the form on our website and get your quote today!