If you are about to insulate your home, look no further than spray foam insulation. It provides many benefits that can make your home more comfortable in the long run.
1. Secure Air Barrier
Spray foam adheres to all surfaces inside your wall cavity, sealing up small gaps as well as insulating them. This sealing has the side benefit of creating a secure air barrier that prevents dust, pollen, and allergens from moving through your walls and into your home. It also helps block out any access points for small pests, like insects, so you don't have to worry about infestations.
2. Quick Installation
If you want to speed up the insulation process, spray foam is a good choice. Your installer will spray the foam in place, where it will then expand to fill the space. Within a few hours, the foam will cure completely and the walls can be sealed up and finished. It can also be installed in already finished walls without tearing out all of the drywall, such is the case if you are insulating an existing home.
3. Increased Energy Efficiency
One of the main reasons to choose spray foam is because of its high energy efficiency. The air barrier qualities mentioned above also block out drafts, which means less heat loss in winter and lower heat gain in summer. Your installer can help you choose the type of spray foam and the necessary thickness so you get the insulation level you need.
4. Sound Dampening
The thick layer of foam in the walls is an unintended side benefit because it reduces the amount of outside noise that passes through your walls. This means you will hear minimal road noises when spray foam is installed in exterior walls. Interior usage can also be helpful, such as if you need to dampen the sounds between different rooms or the sound of walking between the lower and upper levels of the home.
5. Moisture Prevention
Unlike other types of insulation, spray foam is not susceptible to mold and mildew growth. This is good news if you ever have a water leak in your home since you will only need to dry out the insulation instead of replacing it. Further, the strong barrier formed by foam can help prevent moisture from traveling through the walls, which can minimize the area exposed to moisture damage.
Contact an open-cell spray foam installer for more information on home insulation.