Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation

advantage and disadvantage of spray foam insualtion

Spray foam insulation refers to a modern type of building insulation that is a mixture of isocyanate and polyol resin. The two components are mixed together at the tip of a gun, forming foam that expands which is then sprayed onto concrete slabs, roof ties, wall cavities or any other place where insulation is required. Spray foam insulation has many benefits, both long-term and immediate. Some of the benefits are;

advantage and disadvantage of spray foam insualtion
•    Savings on electricity.
The amount of electricity used in households for heating during the cold seasons or cooling during the warm season as very high. By insulating using spray foam, you will significantly reduce the amount of electricity needed for such purposes.
    •    Moisture and air infiltration
You can greatly reduce the infiltration of moisture and air into your home, resulting in temperature that is more consistent.
    •    Dust control
You can control the pollen and dust that infiltrates into you home by using spray foam insulation. The insulation traps any small particles that would otherwise find their way into the house.
    •    Structural strength
The structural strength of your building can be improved by simply using spray foam insulation. That results in higher durability and might even attract a better offer when you will need to sell the property.
    •    Noise pollution
The insulation can reduce the level of noise entering or leaving your home. This comes in handy especially if the home is close to a noisy place such as near a highway or an airport.
    •    HVAC requirements
Spray foam insulation will help you reduce your HVAC capacity requirements.
    •    R-values
The R-values will be expected to remain stable over a good period of time.
    •    Performance
The insulation performance of spray foam insulation is the highest of all insulations. If you are looking to really maximize on the properties of insulation, then spray foam will do the job for you.
    •    Durability
Spray foam insulation is permanent. Once you put it in, it will not sag over time or lose any of its properties. It is a onetime investment.

Disadvantages

•    Cost
The initial cost of using spray foam insulation is more than the cost of using other traditional insulation.
•    Installation
The process of installation might be a bit longer and messier.
The disadvantages that come with spray foam insulation are greatly outweighed by the advantages, a clear indication that spray foam would be the better choice.

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