It seems counter-intuitive today, but many years ago we had little problem living in a home that was overly drafty and poorly insulated. Today, things are quite different. Besides the fact that energy costs are steeper than ever, our attitudes have changed about energy conservation and energy efficiency. All this applies equally to warm climate zones, damp climate zones, and cold climate zones. We all just want to be comfortable in our indoor environments. Continue reading
When a contractor recommends spray foam insulation, it refers to an insulation compound that is commonly known as polyurethane foam. Essentially, the compound is “sprayed” into an expansive cavity, like the attic, the roof, or the ceiling. Using special equipment, a professional installer sprays the foam out as a liquid, and allows it to expand and then harden into the thick, dense coating that provides the final insulating layer. Continue reading
For as far back as history goes, the earth has experienced four distinct seasons. Some areas have always experienced more extremes in terms of temperatures and therefore had to find ways to maintain a comfortable living environment. Insulation has been used throughout the centuries to keep heat in and cold out or vice versa. Here is some history: Continue reading
Spray foam insulation is one of the best solutions for homeowners who are serious about optimizing home performance; but, insulating the whole house may not be feasible or within the homeowner’s budget.
Don’t rule out the spray foam option just yet. Continue reading