Spray foam insulation is rapidly increasing in popularity as an insulation choice in the US and throughout the world, and for good reason. It has been demonstrated to be more effective, more energy efficient, and more eco-friendly than traditional fiberglass insulation.
The most important thing to consider when choosing a type of insulation is the material’s R-value. The R-value measures a material’s thermal resistance, or how much heat it allows to pass through it. The higher the R-value, the more heat the material stops, and the easier it is to keep your home cool or warm. Spray foam insulation’s R-value is by far the highest of any commonly used insulation over the long term, because it is sprayed into a space and then expands to form an airtight seal, eliminating the gaps in insulation that are a common cause of heat loss when other types of insulation are used.
Spray foam insulation increases your home’s heat retention by as much as 50% over what traditional insulations can provide. This translates into huge savings in terms of energy costs to control the temperature in your home, which is great for your bank account and for the environment. Compared to standard fiberglass insulation, spray foam is also a great noise insulator and can act as a sound barrier.
Combined with all of these benefits, spray foam is also extremely easy to install. Since it’s a spray, it can be installed without tearing out your walls. However, it is very important that it is installed by professionals. If you own a home or business anywhere in Birmingham in need of new insulation, contact us today.