Whether you have been noticing drafts in your home, inconsistent temperatures, or are just looking to make your Opelika, Alabama, home as energy-efficient as possible, you may be in the market for some upgraded insulation. One of the first steps to upgrading your insulation is deciding which kind will work best for your home. While there are many types of insulation on the market, nothing comes close to spray foam insulation. Check out some of the reasons that spray foam insulation comes out head and shoulders above the competition.
It Provides Powerful Insulation
Spray foam works by expanding into the nooks and crannies of the area, filling all available space that other types of insulation may leave exposed. Spray foam is the highest ranking type of insulation on the market.
It Provides Amazing Energy Savings
Since spray foam is so powerful as an insulator, it will better at keeping energy from escaping. It also keeps the heat and cold that is outside from coming into your home. By keeping the heated and conditioned air in your home, your HVAC system won't have to work as hard to maintain the temperature, reducing your energy use and thereby lowering your monthly utility bills.
It Creates a Seal That Is Airtight
Not only can spray foam fill the hard to reach places in your attic, walls, and crawlspace, but is also can seal holes and cracks that may be the cause of air leaks. When applied, the spray foam will create a semi-impermeable airtight seal, preventing air infiltration over 20 times better than other types of insulation.
It Forms a Moisture Barrier
Holes and cracks in your walls and flooring not only allows the outdoor air to come into your home but also water and moisture as well. When you get a build up of moisture in crawlspaces and attics, it can lead to biological growth in your home, which can have devastating health consequences. Spray foam is impermeable to water, which means if moisture comes in due to a damaged roof, leak, or even a flood, it will not absorb the water like other types of insulation will, eliminating the need to have it replaced.
It Has a Longer Life-Span
Spray foam is comprised of an inert polymer that allows it to be used indefinitely. This means it has a significantly longer life span than other types of insulation and it allows homeowners to enjoy their insulation for years without having to consider replacement. Spray foam insulation won't wear away like other types of insulation, eliminating the need to add more over the years. Even though it may seem like a greater initial investment, it will actually save you money over the years as it will function at optimum levels for a longer period.
It Is Eco-Friendly
A major concern with many types of insulation is whether or not the material is eco-friendly. Spray foam is one of the more eco-friendly options for many reasons.
- It reduces the overall energy consumption in your home.
- It prevents the forming of biological growth.
- It is designed to last significantly longer, causing fewer products to be consumed and creating less waste.
It Improves Indoor Air Quality
A major cause of poor indoor air quality is the introduction of pollen, dust, and other pollutants into the air which can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. While you may think that most of the pollen that comes into your home comes through open doors and windows, the truth is that pollen gets in through the walls, attic, and crawl spaces. When you use spray foam insulation, you will eliminate almost all of the leaks in your home, preventing pollen from making its way in the home and into the indoor air supply.
It Increases Structural Integrity
Spray foam can add additional stability to the frame of your home. It grabs a hold of the walls and floor, creating a more solid structure that can better stand up to the wrath of Mother Nature.
Find out for yourself why spray foam insulation stands out among the competition by contacting Sensigreen at 334-528-0765 today. One of our experienced insulation professionals can give you a spray foam estimate. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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