Since the electric companies are going up on their prices each year, so are your monthly electric bills. Turning off lights, keeping doors closed and using your central air systems as little as possible can only do so much.
So what if you could reduce your electric bill each month by 30%, if not 50%? Well, more money would end up in your pocket and less money would end up in the Jo Blow electric company down the road. The main key to keeping these electric bills down and keeping your house cool or warm is properly insulating it.
Without question, Spray Foam Insulation is the best insulator made available to homeowners. The Polyurethane Foam acts as a unique air and moisture barrier in one. Fiberglass, on the other hand, no matter how well it is installed, does not provide an air barrier and allows air to move through it easily. Typical fiberglass insulation lets your expensive conditioned air out and the unconditioned air that is outside come inside of your home, thus working the central air system harder. Also when these outside and inside airs combine, a condensation inside of your building structure is formed. Now if you chose to insulate your home with spray foam you are avoiding all of this and actually adding a significant amount of protection against premature deterioration from that condensation mentioned earlier.
If this has not grabbed your attention yet, maybe some more great benefits of improving your household with spray foam will. Some of these great benefits include increased strength in building structure, a sound barrier for you home and spray foam actually makes your home healthier for you and your loved ones.
When I say an increase in building structure I mean that the National Association of Home Builders did a research on walls that were filled with this spray foam insulation and stated that it added up to 75-200% racking strength to OSB, light gauge metal, vinyl siding, plywood and gypsum walls. So if you are in a windy location or hurricane season effects your area this might be something you would want to look into.
How does is make a sound barrier for your home? Well the spray foam seals all the cracks and gaps that allows a majority of outside noises to travel in through your walls, ceilings, and floors. The foam itself absorbs sound and noises as well. It is used for soundproofing for commercial and residential spaces, like floors or walls in apartment buildings, condos, home offices, etc. Spray foam is so effective with absorbing and blocking noise, that in some cases it is even used for soundproofing media rooms and music rooms.
The most important extra benefit of spray foam is that it creates a healthier home. Since spray foam is not loose like the typical fiberglass insulation, all of those fibers and airborne particles floating around your house are eliminated. Other things like dust, allergens, odors and pollutants from outside are completely sealed off with spray foam insulation. These are some of the main causes of health issues, allergic reactions and asthma. According to the American Lung Association, almost half of all households in America have at least one resident in each home that suffer from allergies or asthma. With that said, the indoor air quality of your home is super important to the health of anyone living in it. Lastly, you know the condensation created by using fiberglass insulation that was mentioned earlier, well this condensation creates mold and mildew inside of your home. If mold or mildew is growing inside of your home serious health issues are created for anyone residing there. You cannot really put a price on your health and anyone would want a healthier home right?
Even though this Polyurethane Foam Insulation is somewhat pricey at around three times more than the average fiberglass insulation, the difference in prices on electric bills makes this up between 3-5 years. Amazingly, the savings do not stop there and the electric bills stay down since spray foam is lifetime guaranteed.
Everyone wants to save money these days and keep more money in their pockets at the end of each month. With all the savings you can have with spray foam insulation and all of the extra benefits that come with it too, what better decision could you make than making the switch? Give it a try and see all of these results for yourself and truly better your home. Out with fiberglass and in with Spray Foam Insulation.