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At first glance, the added cost of foam insulation may make some people overlook it as a viable option for new construction or as an upgrade when added energy efficiency is the objective. That would be a mistake because foam insulation benefits are enormous. At 31-W Insulation, we are always happy to engage in a discussion about this type of insulation because we can’t speak more highly about how it outperforms other types of insulation by unbelievable margins. While it isn’t ideal in every situation, it does bear consideration due to the following foam insulation benefits:
- Air-Tight Seal- Almost every attic and crawlspace has its share of tiny holes, cracks, and other places where the weather outside gets in and your heated or cooled air gets out. Foam insulation seals those areas far better and is roughly 20 times less air filtration-penetrable.
- Moisture Barrier- Those same openings can let moisture through, so another of foam insulation benefit is keeping water and moisture out of your home. The quality products we use do not absorb water so they act as an effective water and moisture barrier. The added benefit is that your home will be less hospitable for mold.
- Indefinite Life Span- While some insulation products can break down over time, foam insulation has an indefinite lifespan, so it won’t need to be replaced. So, you may pay more upfront, but you won’t pay twice or three times during the course of your home ownership like you might with other products.
- Optimal Energy Savings- With the air-tight seal as one of the foam insulation benefits and also being less permeable to air filtration, foam insulation ranks at the top of the scale for energy savings. You could experience as much as a 50% reduction in energy costs, which means it could pay for itself at a quicker rate than you might have thought possible.
If you would like to know more about foam insulation benefits, contact us today for a complimentary consultation. We’ll be happy to give you quotes for various types of insulation, so you can make an informed decision about whether an investment in foam insulation makes sense for your situation. We offer quality products from Johns Manville, Demilec USA, and Icynene.
FAQs about Foam Insulation Benefits
Even after you learn all about foam insulation benefits, you could still have nagging questions left unanswered that are keeping you from proceeding with foam insulation for your project. At 31-W Insulation, we never want a customer to move forward without fully understanding what to expect, so we always take the time to go over all your options and the advantages of each type of insulation. We thought we would also share a few of the common questions about foam insulation benefits so you can be more informed.
How can it have an indefinite lifespan? Doesn’t it sag over time?
No, foam insulation doesn’t sag over time like other types of insulation, provided it is installed correctly, which is one reason why you should leave this project in the hands of an experienced insulation company. We’ve been providing unrivalled insulation services since 1972. It is safe to say that we know how to install it properly, so you get a very long life from it.
Since it doesn’t sag, does that mean that it keeps the same R-value?
While some insulation products do lose a minor amount of R-value over time, foam insulation does not.
How does foam insulation affect the structural integrity of my home?
Spray foam insulation can actually add to the structural integrity of your home, adding as much as 250% more strength when it is installed properly.
Are there any other foam insulation benefits I should know?
Yes, there are several in fact. Foam insulation is not a food source for mold, bacteria, or mildew, even if it happens to get wet. It is also known to be less prone to pest infestations than other types of insulation. Since it forms an air-tight seal, it also keeps out pollen, dust, and other contaminants that would affect indoor air quality and make your HVAC system work harder.
Are there any drawbacks to foam insulation?
There are a few, but most are related to improper installation, which is why it is so important to work with an experienced installer. It takes a lot of experience to get it right so you can enjoy all the benefits.