Spray Foam Insulation-Baltimore, Maryland
Strangely enough, keeping your home consistently warm in the winter and cool during the warm summer months is an endless struggle. This is a challenge that thousands of homeowners continuously face. On the other hand, you could keep throwing money away foolishly on your energy bills just to maintain a comfortable home environment. However, there is an easier way that guarantees that your home is properly insulated with spray foam insulation.
As a matter of fact, spray foam insulation is the most advanced system for home insulation on the market. Actually, spray foam consists of 2 special chemicals that combine in the sprayer to form a superior barrier to the home. In addition, a certified installer will spray the mix into attics, basements, and exterior wall spaces to create a waterproof barrier. In fact, this prevents conditioned indoor air from escaping and stops unconditioned air from entering the home. Spray foam offers a continuous and airtight barrier. This prohibits moisture and vapors from coming in and damaging your home. Spray foam insulation also comes in two different forms, open cell and closed cell.
Open vs. Closed Cell Foam Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation Benefits
- Minimize airborne noise from external sources and noise from within your home (such as plumbing runs)
- Make significant heating and cooling savings every month, in some cases by up to 50%
- Reduce the risk of drafts, hot or cold spots
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Where To Use Spray Foam Insulation
Attics: Spray foam insulation reduces air leakage in attics, helping to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer; it also helps prevent roof-damaging ice dams from forming.
Walls: Spray foam insulation can fill cracks and gaps in walls and limit the amount of outside air which can enter, making your home more energy efficient.
Crawlspaces: Spray foam insulation fills gaps to reduce leaks and helps to keep temperatures more constant throughout the year, which can also improve energy efficiency.
How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?
Actually, our price quotes vary. In fact, a price quote is usually determined by the actual size and complexity of a job. Next, it’s important to understand that the money you can save by insulating your home with spray foam insulation can help save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills, and the upfront investment begins paying for itself almost immediately.
How Does Spray Foam Insulation Contribute to Creating a More Comfortable Living Space?
Actually the air seal that spray foam creates, in the locations where it’s applied helps to minimize airborne allergens and toxins. Furthermore, the air seal that’s formed by the spray foam insulation offers a comfortable and healthier living environment for you and your family.
Does the Foam Absorb Water?
No. However, water can work its way through the foam under pressure or by gravity force. Still when the foam is placed on water it will float, and upon removal, it will not contain any water, and it does not lose any of its insulating properties. But, if it is immersed under water, water can be forced into the foam by the hydrostatic pressure; however, once it is removed from the water and allowed to dry out, the original insulating properties will return.
What About Rodents and Pests?
Spray foam insulation is not a source of food for rodents and pests. However, you should understand that it will not prevent them from entering the home or stop them from chewing on it. Therefore spray foam insulation shouldn’t be considered a barrier to rodents and pests.