Pros and Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

Pros and Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation has been available to homeowners since1986. This product is utilized in a wide variety of new infrastructure projects because of its advantages in terms of comfort and energy savings

Attics can be converted with a functional addition that reduces utility expenses and makes a house feel more like a home. Poor insulation can be improved, and the costs of running utilities can be lowered.

Spray foam provides property owners with both insulation and an air barrier in one convenient package. As a result, there is less air movement within the building, which reduces the amount of energy loss that a house experiences with the changing seasons. 

While delivering these benefits, spray foam insulation increases heat transfer and convection, which are two aspects that can make the building more comfortable. When it comes to getting the results you want, you can use either open-cell or closed-cell solutions.

If your home could improve its energy efficiency, look at the following list of the benefits and drawbacks associated with spray foam insulation.

Pros of Spray Foam Insulation

Homeowners can enjoy significant benefits from spray foam insulation.

The performance of spray foam insulation with closed-cell technology is noticeably better than that of other types of insulation on the market today.

As a result of the product's expanding nature, installers can fill in all the gaps and crevices that, under normal circumstances, would be visible. By properly installing this insulation, a home's energy efficiency is vastly improved. There is currently no other method on the market that can produce an air-tight seal comparable to this one. 

Spray foam insulation can lower homeowners' utility expenditures.

By utilizing spray foam insulation on your building, you can significantly reduce both heating and cooling costs. Installing this material in a building without insulation will reduce costs by, on average, 50% right away. 

The overall energy savings with spray foam when compared to other insulation types is close to 30%. Even better, you may combine this product with different types of insulation to lessen any negative effects of air flow across your walls, floor, or ceiling.

Spray-foam insulation creates an impenetrable, tight seal.

This insulation quickly fills in the many gaps and holes in your walls, attic, and crawl spaces. Due to the increased energy loss, these leaks are typically among households' most costly expenses. 

When compared to other types of insulation, this material is 24 times less susceptible to airflow, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

The R-Value of spray foam insulation doesn't degrade over time.

One of the most significant benefits of spray foam is that it won't lose R-value over time, despite the possibility that faulty installation concerns could lead to some spray foam installations failing to satisfy the code. The aging R-value of open-cell products is 3.5 per inch, whereas that of closed-cell products can reach a maximum of 7.

These numbers demonstrate the benefits over fiberglass insulation without a doubt. You get 2.2 R-values per inch of non-aged material, but even if the product is kept dry, it degrades over time and needs to be replaced in as little as ten years. 

When choosing an insulation type other than spray foam, retaining productivity levels in a home can be costly over time. There is no option except to remove the drywall to replace the insulation.

Mold and mildew cannot grow on spray foam insulation.

Spray foam insulation product made of an inert polymer. This means that even when it does get wet, it won't serve as a food supply for bacteria, mold, or mildew

For this benefit, closed-cell goods outperform open-cell ones, but both are superior to organic insulating products. Compared to the other solutions available today, this insulation product has even fewer problems with pest infestations.

Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation can occasionally contract.

Due to its quick and straightforward installation process and affordable pricing, spray foam insulation is quickly becoming a popular product. However, there is a chance that the insulation in this product will start to shrink over time, which will lessen its insulating capabilities. 

The likelihood of this happening to a home is often higher in areas with large temperature variations. The only ways to fix this problem are to either put in more spray foam or remove the current application and put in a new one.

Proper installation of spray foam requires expertise.

The problem that several spray foam insulation contractors run into is that the product dries rapidly once the installation process gets going. People who select the open-cell version of this product are particularly affected by this problem. 

The cloth will start to fold over on itself as it dries, leaving sections that are empty but hidden from view. If an installer is not diligent, they may overlook entire areas. Hence, hiring a skilled professional contractor like Epic Spray Foam is highly recommended. Future issues with the product will arise if it is too thick or too thin, which will be a problem for the homeowner.

The installation cost of spray foam insulation is higher than that of other materials.

Spray foam insulation is a bigger financial investment up front. However, it lasts years longer than fiberglass and other types of insulation.

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Pros and Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

If you've decided that you want spray foam insulation in your home, hire Epic Spray Foam to do the work for you. We specialize in a wide range of energy-efficient insulation solutions.

Epic Spray Foam is a leading insulation contractor in Canton and the greater Atlanta area. We provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to advanced insulation techniques. We are committed to serving our clients’ needs and ensuring their satisfaction. We can provide you with a free in-home estimate, so you’ll have a good idea of how much the installation process will cost.

To learn more about the services we offer, make sure to get in touch with us at (833) 362-6489 or justin@epicsprayfoam.com. Reach out today to schedule free assessment and estimate for your property.

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