There are many different kinds of insulation, and which one you choose has a big impact on the comfort and efficiency of your home. It comes as no surprise to us that more and more people in Charlottesville are choosing spray foam insulation. So what does spray foam have that other forms of insulation don’t? Here are four of its biggest advantages:
1. No ripping out the walls – One thing you absolutely do not want to have to do when installing insulation is gut your house! The problem with traditional bales of fiberglass insulation is that they need to be laid inside the walls, which requires either installing them during initial construction or going through and removing all the drywall from existing construction. Needless to say, that is a major disruption to your life, creates dust and mess, and makes your insulation project that much more costly. Spray foam insulation, on the other hand, can be installed into existing houses and buildings without removing the walls. Instead, a small amount of your siding will be temporarily removed, the foam will be sprayed in through small holes, the holes will be professionally plugged, and the siding put back on as if nothing happened.
2. It’s a fast, easy install – Spray foam installation is a relatively fast and routine process. It’s the kind of thing that a professional can typically do in a single day, depending on the size of the house. Plus, since spray foam is installed primarily from the outside of the house, you will have fewer workers tromping through the home and less mess to worry about afterward. As a bonus, spray foam can be installed any time, 12 months out of the year.
3. It’s low cost – Insulation can be a major investment and it’s not always easy for a homeowner to work it into their budget. Insulation can be affordable in two different regards: it can have a low up-front cost, and it can last a long time, so that your money goes further. Spray foam insulation wins in both of these categories. It’s on the low end of the spectrum in terms of cost, and it lasts for decades without settling or compressing like bales and loose fiberglass do.
4. It’s extremely effective—and saves you energy – The bottom line is that so many people choose spray foam insulation because it works. It will immediately and dramatically reduce your energy bills in both summer and winter. Plus, spray foam insulation is capable of filling right up against objects inside the walls like window frames, meaning you get more complete coverage than with some other kinds of insulation. The result: you save more money.
Are you considering spray foam insulation?