The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Polyurethane spray foam is often considered the new gold standard among types of insulation products for buildings. It insulates up to 50% better than other materials such as fiberglass or cellulose. Because of this, it is becoming the solution of choice for both homes and commercial buildings in El Paso and New Mexico.
Many people may be scared to choose spray foam for their next insulation project. They may have heard that it’s expensive, complicated and difficult to install. But in the hands of a trusted partner and insulation contractor who used the best materials and takes care over the whole process, it is a great choice that will save you money and add value to your home or commercial building for the long term.
Spray foam insulation benefits are clear. Polyurethane spray foam is a simple product that experts can install quickly and efficiently. It is a chemical compound that goes from liquid to solid rapidly, expanding to 30 times it’s liquid volume and creating a large solid mass as it dries. This mass acts as a sealed barrier between the building and the outside air. The material is strong and long lasting.
The following spray foam benefits outweigh the initial cost:
Better for your Energy Bills
Holes, cracks and leaks allows air to infiltrates your walls, windows and doorways. Studies show that air leaks can cause your building to lose as much as 40% of its energy, keeping your monthly bills high in both our hot summers and cool winters. Without doubt spray foam is the most energy-efficient insulation available. It fills up those nooks and crannies, creates a seal known as a “building envelope”, minimizes leakage, reduces energy and lowers your bill. Making the building more energy efficient will mean your HVAC systems lasts longer, with less wear and tear and therefore less maintenance.
Better for your Comfort and the Environment
The quality of the air inside your home or office is just as important as outdoor air quality to your health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times — and occasionally more than 100 times — higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. Spray foam insulation can dramatically improve your indoor air quality. It seales you from airborne pollutants and allergens and preserves your family’s or employees’ health. Spray foam insulation is also eco friendly. It is very low in the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds and is free from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that were shown to adversely affect stratospheric ozone. Spray foam insulation is also sound dampening. The foam serves as a sound barrier and reduces sound transfer through a building’s roof, floor and walls.
Fast and Efficient to Apply
Contrary to what you might have heard, spray foam can be applied quickly. Of course, having a skilled expert and experienced insulation contractor is critical. It’s also important to make sure you have the right type of spray foam for your need and the correct thickness and texture. This will vary depending on the area you need to insulate (e.g. roof, attic, walls). Our experts will determine what you need and from there the application process will be fast and efficient.
Better for your Building
Spray foam insulation makes your home or office structurally stronger. By sealing those cracks and crevices it creates a protective layer around your space and protects the structure from air and moisture. The closed-cell spray foam in particular, forms both an air barrier and a moisture barrier. Because it lasts a long time, spray foam insulation will not shrink, sag or decompose. It will last as long as your building. Properly and professionally applied, spray foam Insulation can protect against moisture, which provides the benefit of reducing the chance of harmful mold, mildew and rotting of wood. Having spray foam insulation deters mold – as an inert polymer it provides no source of food.