The Pros And Cons Of Spray Foam Insulation

The purpose of insulation is to keep your home comfortable throughout the entire year whether it is hot or cold outside. Naturally, there are several kinds of insulation, and they each come with benefits and drawbacks. If you are thinking about spray foam insulation, for example, it may be helpful to learn more about it first.

What is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam is made by mixing the isocyanate and polyol resin components together to create a plastic type of insulation that can be used on all contoured surfaces, such as walls and ceilings. It also acts as an air barrier.

There are two types of spray foam insulation; open cell and closed cell. Closed cell spray foam is more expensive, but it provides more benefits than open cell, such as being water resistant and a vapor barrier. Open cell spray foam is better suited for outdoor structures, such as roofs, that need water to dry if it does get through the insulation.

Pros of Spray Foam Insulation

Energy Saver: Saving energy will, in turn, save you money on your heating and cooling bill every month.

Saving More Money: You will also save money because your HVAC unit will not have to work as hard, which allows the unit itself to last longer.

Easy To Install: The ease of installation will also save you money, as it will not take as long or be as difficult for even a professional to install it for you.

Airtight Insulation: After the foam insulation is sprayed in, it will expand. This guarantees an airtight insulation with no breaking or falling anywhere.

Allergen Reduction: Whether you have a problem with allergies and asthma or not, reducing the allergens in the home is beneficial to everyone's health.

Sound Reduction: After installation, the spray foam insulation will reduce the sound from outside as well as reducing what sounds can be heard outside that are happening within.

Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is more expensive to install than alternatives. It can also trigger chemical allergies. It is a good idea to make sure none of your family members are allergic to spray foam. If it is not installed properly, it can leak and peel. This, however, can be avoided by having a professional install it for you.

As you can see by the lack of parallelism in the pro vs cons list, the benefits of spray foam insulation far outweighs the odds. While the initial cost might be intimidating, the long term financial benefits will more than make up for the high initial price of installation. For more information, contact Combat Foam Insulation Inc or a similar company.