The most advanced home insulation system on the market
Spray foam expands up to 100 times its original size to fill every corner of a building’s envelope for thermal insulation and air sealing. With traditional insulation, spaces and gaps in homes that aren’t filled can leak enough air every day to fill two air blimps! – ICYNENE®, “Why Spray Foam”
Spray foam consists of two special chemicals that combine in a sprayer to form not only thermal insulation but also an air and vapor barrier, significantly improving the comfort level and energy efficiency of your home.
.: The Basics of Home Insulation
.: Air Sealing & Energy Efficiency
.: 4 Reasons to Invest in Spray Foam
.: The True Cost of Spray Foam
.: 5 Places You Can Improve Insulation
.: 7 Energy Saving Investments
.: How to Properly Insulate Your Attic
.: Insulating Your Home’s Crawl Spaces
.: Spray Foam Safety: Protecting Your Family & Your Budget
Benefits of spray foam
Keeps your family comfortable all year round
Family first! That’s what we believe in. First and foremost, spray foam insulation keeps your home cool during the summer and warm during the winter. This means that you and your family will feel comfortable inside your home all year long.
Reduces heating and cooling costs by up to 50%
Because spray foam helps your home maintain its internal temperature, this means that your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work overtime. Not only that, it means that it would also take less time for your home to reach that ideal temperature. Less work for your heating/AC units means lower energy bills!
Lasts longer than other forms of insulation
Unlike fiberglass, which is probably the most common form of insulation homeowners choose, spray foam does not need to be replaced. It does not settle, move around, or eventually lose performance. Also unlike fiberglass, which can get eaten and ripped apart by pests, spray foam is less likely to get damaged by insects or rodents.
Improves your home’s property value
Spray foam insulation isn’t just a good investment because of your month-to-month energy savings; it also increases your home’s property value. It generally doesn’t need to be replaced at any time, meaning if you’re planning to sell, the next homeowner can reap the same benefits for some extra cost.
Helps your home maintain an even temperature
Unlike spray foam, which acts as an air barrier by tightly seeling all the nooks and crannies of your home, fiberglass and cellulose insulation do not have the most effective sealing properties. This means that they do allow some air to pass through, leaving some areas of your home at uneven temperatures (i.e. drafts). Moreover, air leakage prevents you from getting your energy bills as low as possible.
Prevents mold by minimizing moisture buildup
Other forms of insulation retain water, potentially damaging your home while also making your insulation less effective. Water retention can be a contributor to mold growth. In short, water damage can have disastrous consequences. Luckily, spray foam insulation is essentially waterproof, eliminating that risk.
Minimizes airborne noise by creating a sound barrier
Spray foam insulation is less porous than its alternatives. This means that it’s better at minimizing unwanted noise such as water running through a pipe or cars passing through your neighborhood in the middle of the night. This is ideal for homeowners who enjoy peace and quiet.
Improves indoor air quality
Spray foam’s air sealing qualities help reduce the amount of dust, allergens, and pollutants that enter your home, making it the best choice for allergy sufferers! Traditional insulation can get dusty over time. Likewise, the lack of air-sealing capabilities means that allergens and other pollutants can still enter your home, triggering allergies and respiratory issues like asthma.
No harmful chemicals
Spray foam generally does not include harmful components that hurt the environment, making it safer to have installed. On the other hand, fiberglass contains formaldehyde and may emit formaldehyde fumes into your home.
A Solution for Multiple Problem Areas
Installing spray foam in your attic can help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer by preventing air leakage. It can also prevent roof-damaging ice dams from forming.
Because of the way the 2-part foam is dispensed and distributed, spray foam insulation is ideal for filling in cracks and gaps, particularly filling the space in cavity walls in older homes.
Spray foam is easy to install in tight and unusual spaces. Additionally, it protects pipes and HVAC ducts from freezing temperatures in the winter, preventing damage and conserving energy.
Cameron Home Insulation: A Trusted Name In the Business
If you live in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia, Cameron Home Insulation should be your first choice when it comes to finding the best insulation service for your home. We are an independently owned and operated contractor that has been in the full-service home insulation business for four generations and over the past decade, we have earned accolades for our expertise in spray foam installation.
America’s Best Installer
Insulate America®, 2015
Contractor of the Year
BASF Walltite®, 2014, 2015
New Dealer of the Year
Gold Circle Award
ICYNENE®, 2012, 2013, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I insulate?
In order to drastically increase energy efficiency while creating a comfortable living environment for you and your family, we recommend insulating and air-sealing the entire home, from the attic to the basement, and every area in between (crawl spaces, exterior walls, interior walls).
How much does spray foam insulation cost?
Our price quotes vary. To put simply, a price quote is usually determined by the actual size and complexity of a job. However, it is important to not only consider the upfront cost of installation, but also the possible return on your investment.
On the contrary, leaving your home either uninsulated or under-insulated can cost you more money in the long run, in comparison to the initial investment of having professionals install spray foam insulation in your home.
Spray foam insulation can help save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills, so the upfront investment begins paying for itself almost immediately. The bottom line: your savings will outweigh your spending.
Can I get a free quote?
Absolutely! Call us today at 443-290-5182 to receive a free quote.
Our experts will help you weigh your options and make sure you get the best solution with your budget. First, at no cost to you, we inspect your home to see what kind of work it needs. Then, we present you with options and help you choose the best one for your needs.
Whether your home insulation installation project is big or small, you can count on us to complete it in a way that leaves you fully satisfied.
How do I get a rebate?
Is spray foam insulation waterproof?
Yes, spray foam is considered waterproof. It generally does not absorb water under natural circumstances.
However, in the unlikely event that a mass of expanded spray foam is immersed under water, water can be forced into the foam by the hydrostatic pressure. Still, once it is removed from the water and allowed to dry out, the original insulating properties will return. In short, moisture will not be a problem.
Is it true that spray foam insulation can keep household pests away?
One of the benefits of spray foam insulation versus other forms of insulation is that household pests are less likely to enter, much less, nest in the spaces where the insulation is installed. Spray foam insulation can fill in even the tiniest of holes, leaving virtually no room for such pests to enter.
Also, while bugs are likely to eat other types of insulation, spray foam insulation is not edible to them.
Can I install spray foam insulation myself?
Although it can certainly be done, we do not recommend attempting to install spray foam insulation yourself. Not only can installing spray foam get very messy if not done properly, getting the right materials for the job may turn into a long and confusing process.
Before you saddle up for your newest DIY project, it is important to understand which type of spray foam you will need. Spray foam mainly comes in two forms: open cell and closed cell. That being said, not all products are created equal. It will involve a lot of time and energy to research which items or kits to purchase. On top of that, you also want to avoid any miscalculations.
The safest bet is to trust your local experts. As previously mentioned, we’ve been in the industry for many years and we always use the best quality tools and materials. Also, we use proper installation techniques to get the job done right. Learn more…
What is R-value?
R-value is defined as a measure of thermal resistance or ability to transfer from hot to cold through materials (such as insulation, walls, and floors.) The higher the R-value, the thicker the insulation and the more comfortable your home will be.
It’s important to note that R-values vary across insulation materials. Open cell spray foam insulation generally has an R-value between 3.5 for 3.6 per inch, whereas closed cell spray foam insulation ranges between 6.0 to 6.5 per inch.
What R-value does my home need in order to be comfortable during a harsh winter?
Generally, a home’s ideal R-value depends on what region of the country it is located in, as well as which areas of the home the homeowner plans to add insulation. For example, according to the Maryland Department of Energy, exterior walls should have an R-value ranging between R-13 and R-23, whereas for ceiling and attic areas, the range goes from R-38 to R-49.
It’s best to talk to an expert to get your home’s specifics.
What type of insulation do I need?
Again, this depends on where you plan to install insulation and what R-value is required for your particular region. Please refer to the previous question.
When is the best time to insulate?
While it’s common for homeowners to insulate in preparation for a hot summer or a cold winter, it’s always a good idea to prevent a spike in energy bills before they happen. The fact of the matter is, while one’s home may already have insulation installed, many forms of insulation need to be replaced from time to time in order to maintain their efficiency.
In worse cases, some homeowners only think of replacing their insulation after the underperforming insulation has already damaged other parts of their home (i.e. a pipe burst after being exposed to freezing temperatures).
Luckily, professional insulation contractors install insulation all year round. If you live in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area and you’re not sure whether you need to replace or upgrade your insulation, call 443-290-5182 to speak to one of our experts. Don’t worry, a consultation is free!