Your home is your sanctuary, so it makes perfect sense to take good care of it. You might create beautiful interior designs, install a spiral staircase, and even invest in some additions to your home. What could be better than a nice patio outside to rest your feet on during a warm summer day? However, before you get fancy, you’ll want to tackle the essentials.
If your home is old enough, there is a reasonable chance that it either isn’t insulated properly, or isn’t insulated at all. There are several reasons why this will present problems, but the main one is that it gets very costly, very quickly. A home or business without insulation allows a lot more conditioned air out and natural air in. That makes it a lot harder for your heating and cooling system to regulate the temperature, thus driving up the energy usage and the associated bills. By ensuring that you have insulation and that it is working efficiently, you’ll save yourself a lot of money.
If you are trying to insulate an existing space and want to save money on the project, blown-in fiberglass is a popular option. While this material is cheaper than spray foam insulation and will definitely provide you with some energy savings, it isn’t as long-lasting. It doesn’t seal the edges of the space, which will eventually create gaps at the top of the wall cavity as the insulation compresses over time.
If, on the other hand, you are planning on tearing down a wall in the house or even replacing all of the siding, you have some other options. Mesh netting and blown fiberglass are a budget-friendly solution for new interior walls, and open-cell polyurethane spray foam is great for whole areas that you are residing. Open-cell polyurethane is will expand rapidly to cover and close all cracks and create an air-tight seal in the wall.
Looking for the best insulation money can buy for existing spaces? Open-cell polyurethane is again a smart choice. This option is more durable than blown-in fiberglass, and doesn’t compress, melt, or detach. If you are looking for the best option to insulate completely new indoor walls and siding, closed cell polyurethane spray can be used. This spray is similar to the open-cell variety, but it is much denser, creating a stronger barrier against outside air and humidity.
Whether you are trying to save money on your home energy bills or your company’s, proper wall insulation is essential. Check out our insulation solutions at Virginia Foam today!