Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation. Insulation That Delivers Savings For The Long-term.
January 25, 2016
Depending on the age of a home, the size, the layout, and the actual construction, industry research shows that up to 50% of indoor air is leaking out of the home. It means that in winter, warm indoor air is leaking out, and in summer, cool indoor air is leaking. A home that is well insulated (and well ventilated) does not experience this kind of air leakage. For the professionals, indoor air that is heated or cooled is considered "conditioned" air - and for that air to leak out is simply a waste of money. On the other hand, a properly insulated home actually delivers energy savings and money savings annually. Deciding to install insulation is about value. It's a home improvement project that provides the homeowner with both short-term benefits and longer-term benefits. And here, Spray Polyurethane Foam is an installation that can do more with one application than any other insulation product on the market. Although SPF is more costly, the ongoing savings make the original project investment well worthwhile. Heating and cooling costs throughout the year will be reduced, and the so-called "payback period" on the investment becomes reasonable (from 2 to 7 years) - in short, the savings are significant. Essentially, Spray Polyurethane Foam requires one application. Clearly, the space being insulated will dictate the scope of the project - the roof and attic would obviously require a different approach than the basement or garage. SPF will not settle over the years (like many other insulation products) and will not need to be replaced, re-applied, or even topped up. Other insulation products typically require some type of replenishment every number of years just to maintain their insulation value. But with SPF, the long-term savings endure for many years after the initial application. It represents good value. Spray Polyurethane Foam delivers a good many homeowner benefits with each install. Insulation value is excellent; indoor air quality is improved; dust and airborne particles are diminished; and sound proofing is enhanced from the outdoors and throughout the home. Indeed, SPF provides higher R-Value than any comparable product or combination of products. Professionally installed, an SPF application will ensure that a space is completely airtight - preventing air movement, air leakage and unwanted moisture accumulation. It means that "conditioned" air is not leaking out during winter or summer. Today, Spray Polyurethane Foam is highly recommended by professionals for new builds, retrofits and renovations alike. It's an especially effective install for new construction, because it provides the opportunity to work from start to finish with maximum planning and installation. However, retrofitting and renovations also benefit greatly, particularly with a professional approach. And while a DIY (do-it-yourself) endeavor might save money, SPF requires experience and expertise for the best outcomes. The product is unique, the installation is complex, and there are project risks for the uninitiated. For the typical homeowner, professionalism brings more than just a high standard of work. Professionals follow the building code; they install based on manufacturer's specifications; and they provide product warrantees that assure years of product performance.