How Much Does It Cost to Install Spray Foam Insulation?

On one hand, the question above is an important question from a client or customer.  On the other hand, it’s almost impossible to answer right off.  Its probably one of the most frequent questions that a contractor, builder or architect receives – especially when the product and installation are so readily recommended for a project.  The answer isn’t simple, mainly because there are many variables and project scenarios. Continue reading

How Does Spray Foam Insulation Work?

Spray foam insulation, also known in the industry as polyurethane foam, is created when chemical compounds are mixed together and react with each other.  The actual chemical reaction results in a foam formula that the professional installer can spray into a given space using special application equipment.  The foam formula quickly spreads, expands, and hardens to create the super-dense foam insulation layer that remains in its place. Continue reading

When is it Good to Use Spray Foam Insulation?

For proponents of spray foam insulation, it’s always a good time to use the spray foam product.  It’s become a favorite of many professionals in the industry, and has satisfied many customers because of the benefits that it brings to an insulation project.  The spray foam products are generically known as polyurethane foam and are being used routinely in attics and roof cavities, as well as inside the walls and under the floors. Continue reading

Some General Guidelines for Proper Attic Insulation

We live in a region of weather extremes.  It means that we need to heat our homes in the winter and cool off in the summer.  But with energy costs on the rise, and utility bills on the increase, the key is energy conservation.  And energy conservation goes hand-in-hand with energy efficiency, with everything geared to better insulation.  Planning and executing proper attic insulation is a great place to start, and while it looks straightforward to the layperson, there are pitfalls and challenges. Continue reading