When it comes to insulation, there is no better option than spray foam.
360 Thermal – Offering spray foam insulation for Houston Texas and the surrounding area.
Whether you are looking to insulate your home or commercial building in Houston, it’s important to know that not all insulation is made equal. While fiberglass use to rule the insulation world, it is now largely outdated, and today, we have a much better option in spray foam insulation. Some people are resistant to spray foam because of the upfront costs associated with it, however, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Many people ask is SPF worth the cost? Here are just a few of the many benefits of using spray foam insulation in your home or commercial building:
#1. Spray foam provides an air-tight seal.
The expansive nature of spray foam allows it to tightly seal every nook and cranny in your space, making it a far superior option to other types of insulation. The R-value is a materials resistance value to conduction heat transfer, and spray foam’s R-value is around 3.9 per inch for open cell insulation and 6.8 per inch for closed cell insulation, which is among the highest available R-values on the market today. Compared to other types of insulation, the air-tight seal created by spray foam insulation is 24 times less permeable.
#2. Spray foam can save you money & energy.
Did you know that most high energy bills can be traced to air leaks? The powerful, airtight seal that spray foam insulation creates can also help you enjoy big energy savings on a monthly basis. With most insulation, you could see, on average, a 20% percent energy savings, but with spray foam, it’s closer to a 50% savings.
#3. Spray foam creates a moisture barrier.
Air isn’t the only concern when it comes to cracks and inefficiencies in insulation; moisture is also a concern. Unlike fiberglass and other types of insulation, closed cell spray foam is impermeable to water. If fiberglass insulation were to get wet, it would lose all of its efficiency and need to be replaced. But since closed cell spray foam is impermeable to water, it can effectively protect your attic or crawlspace against leaks.
Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more benefits of spray foam insulation!
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