Many homeowners choose spray foam insulation for many reasons. These reasons include saving money, keeping homes more energy efficient, protecting the home against damage caused by water or sun, and insulating the home during extremely cold weather. A properly installed spray foam insulation can reduce the heat loss in a home and help keep your home cooler. It can also be used as ceilings in addition to walls to insulate the home.
Energy Efficient Sealing Around Windows and Attic Gaps
Spray foam insulation made by mixing isocyanurate and polyurethane is the most common material for spray foam insulation. Polyurethane, a man-made polymer made from isocyanates, is probably the most frequently used substance for spray foam insulation in attics and other parts of the house. The reason this is a popular choice is that it does a good job at insulating against air leaks and helps to seal a house from moisture. Air leaks are caused by moisture getting trapped in spaces between the fiberglass insulation in walls and ceiling tiles. These gaps allow air to escape which allows the warm air in the home to escape, which makes the temperature inside warmer than it would be otherwise.
When spray foam insulation has been properly installed, these gaps will be closed. This results in increased energy efficiency and more comfortable temperatures for your home. Proper installation is important because if there are any gaps, then air can leak out and cause increased heating and cooling. A properly insulated home can have a high R-value, which means it can absorb large amounts of heat before being heated and cooled down. A high r-value means that your house is very efficient in trapping heat.