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Why Use Spray Foam Insulation

The Difference with Spray Foam Insulation

 

It is estimated that up to 40% or more of your home's energy loss is due to air leakage through holes, cracks and gaps in the building structure. Spray foam insulation can seal your home from air and moisture leakage, save on costly utility bills, strengthen your home, and help to protect your family's health from dangerous mold and airborne pollutants. 

If you want a cleaner, more effective insulation, nothing beats spray foam.

  • Spray Foam Insulation Stops Air Leakage

  • Spray Foam Insulation Protects Your Home From Water

  • Spray Foam Fills Gaps

  • Spray Foam Doesn't Attract Pests

  • Spray Foam Stays In Place

  • Spray Foam Isn't Easily Damaged

  • Spray Foam Offers Noise Reduction

  • Spray Foam is Environmentally Friendly

  • Spray Foam Provides Greater Savings on Heating and Cooling Costs

 

Watch this video to see how open cell and closed cell foam stand up to water.

Return on Investment

 

The immediate and long-term benefits of spray foam insulation far outweigh the initial costs associated with installation. This insulating and air sealing material provides endless benefits. By investing in spray foam insulation you will:

  • Make significant heating and cooling savings every month, in some cases by up to 50%

  • Improve your home’s energy efficiency by using your HVAC equipment less often thanks to spray foam’s air sealing qualities ‘Right-size’ your HVAC equipment because it uses less effort to heat and cool your home.

  • Add resale value to your home should you choose to sell

  • Reduce amount of allergens, pollutants and moisture entering your home

  • Reduce danger of respiratory distress and chance of mold growth

  • Help improve indoor air quality, ideal for allergy sufferers

  • Keep you and your family warm in winter, cool in summer and comfortable all year round

  • Reduce the risk of drafts, hot or cold spots

  • Minimize airborne noise from external sources and noise from within your home (such as plumbing runs)

  • Avoid pests and critters living and nesting in your home

  • Add structural integrity to your home (especially with closed-cell insulation)


These immediate and long-term benefits are unmatched by traditional insulation types like fiberglass and cellulose. Fragile, fibrous and inefficient, traditional insulation cannot match the advantages of spray foam.

Investing in an insulation and air barrier material will not only quickly payback the initial investment but give you significant savings every month for as long as you live in your home.

When having SPF insulation installed in your home or building, work with a professional contractor who can educate you on the installation process.
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Home Sealing & Building Envelope

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Commit earlier on to the unvented (conditioned) attic assembly.
Keep your HVAC SYSTEM in the conditioned space. There is no reason to have our HOT, HUMID climate vented into your attic space with your air conditioning system. Keep the humidity that creates condensation out of the conditioned space.

A better ENVELOPE begins with attention to framing details. We work with your Builder to get it done RIGHT for you.

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Can my Home be Too Air-tight?

You may have heard (or think) you can build your new home too air-tight. That simply is not the case. It's no coincidence that builders go to great lengths (and additional expense) to build homes that homes that are energy efficient and as air-tight as possible- with 2x6 walls, insulating sheathing with taped joints, thicker fiberglass insulation with vapor barriers, plate sealants, foaming around windows and doors, weather-stripped doors, upgraded windows and HVAC systems, etc.

Your new airtight ultra energy efficient home will be engineered to maintain less than 50% relative humidity with your properly sized HVAC system. Dust mites and mold do not grow at that humidity level. It will be a healthier home.

Our Foam is an open cell, half pound per cubic foot, spray-in-place foam insulation system. It is sprayed into every crack, crevice and odd-shaped structural component to create a seamless air infiltration barrier (ENVELOPE) around the conditioned space. It is a breathable (slightly permeable) air infiltration barrier that will not trap moisture. It is flexible enough to move with the building and not break the seamless air infiltration barrier.

 

  • Creates a seamless air infiltration barrier (envelope) around the conditioned space.

  • Contains No Formaldehyde

  • No HCFCs, HFAs or HFCs used

  • Is not damaged by water.

Home Energy Audit

 

A home energy audit is the first step on the path toward a more comfortable, more affordable, healthier home. Using a variety of high-tech, state-of-the-art tools, an auditor is able to identify the key areas where your home is wasting energy, and recommend the most cost-effective improvements for maximum comfort, minimum energy bills, and optimal indoor air quality and building health and safety.

Our approach in conducting home energy audits is to take a comprehensive, whole-house assessment of the home, which distinguishes our "whole-house energy audit" from the "clipboard audits" offered by many utilities, box stores, and companies that offer a discounted audit as a means to sell products or services.

 

Our whole-house energy audit looks at the building envelope (which includes all the components that make up your home's outer shell, including windows, doors, insulation levels, and the level of air leakage in between building materials); all combustion equipment including boilers, furnaces and water heaters; and the movement of air within the home to ensure that the air you and your family are breathing is fresh, healthy and safe. During the audit, we use an infrared camera to identify air leakage and deficient insulation, a blower door to measure the rate of air infiltration in the home, and a duct blaster test to determine whether your ducts are well-sealed, among other tools. 

Schedule a Free Estimate

Have you recently had insulation work done and wonder if it was done correctly?  No problem.  We will come to your home or business and do a walk around with our camera and point out any problem areas

We offer state of the art thermal imaging for our customers.  We can come to your home or business and virtually see everywhere that you are losing energy.  We can also audit our own work when we are done with your project to make sure we do all we can to improve energy efficiency.

Contact us with any questions or to find out more about our home energy audit process; we'd be happy to chat.