Spray foam insulation is a plastic resin that is applied as a sealant on roofs, walls and any other space through which air can escape so as to keep cold or hot air from leaving the space that you want insulated. The foam is created on site by mixing certain liquid components before it is applied.
The use of spray foam on construction sites is being touted as the future in insulation solutions and is the fastest growing part of the construction business thanks to its numerous benefits.
Benefits to Home Owners
The main thing that attracts home owners to the use of spray foam insulation is the savings. The process of applying spray foam insulation may cost up to three times more than fiberglass however wise home owners and contractors are not put off by the cost of the initial installation because they know that it is the best available insulator on the market and they will more than make up for the initial cost in the long-run. The difference in price can be made up in the first six years of the home’s use thanks to how much less energy is required to condition the air and since spray foam does not break-down like its other competitors in the market, the savings go on for the lifetime of the building.
Insulation costs are one factor that home owners look out for and so too is its resilience. They want to know that they will not have to keep maintaining an installation after the contractors are gone which is something that they do not have to think about with spray foam. Home owners can be sure that once spray foam has been used to keep their homes insulated then it will repel insects and resist mold to last as long as the house does.
Benefits to Contractors and Builders
Contractors love to use spray-foam insulation because of how easy it is to apply. They only have to apply it once and after that they won’t have to worry about it settling into an awkward position that requires a repeat application. The time that they save can be used on ensuring that the rest of the house is built to be best that it can be.
The strength that spray foam insulation provides is another benefit to contractors because they know that using spray foam to tie together the parts where walls meet roof will increases the structural integrity of their build. Cellulose and fiberglass are much more fragile in comparison.