Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are many benefits to installing spray foam insulation in your home or commercial building. It is the best means of insulating your structure from the Florida heat, and winter cold. When properly installed by an Orlando spray foam insulation contractor like All Florida Insulation, you will not only save substantially on your monthly power bill, but you will also have a more comfortable living area! This is why spray foam has become increasingly popular over the past several decades, and this trend will continue in the future.
Is spray foam insulation worth it? Here as some of the many benefits of spray foam insulation:
Substantial Energy Savings
Spray foam is the most effective insulating material that exists in the market. It is more expensive than other types of insulation such as blown in insulation or fiberglass batts, but is well worth the investment. Every situation and home is different, but homeowners can expect to save 30-50% on their monthly utility bill, so you will most certainly realize a pretty quick return on your invested dollars. This is why we tell our clients not to look at the cost as a price that you are paying, but rather an investment in your home.
Superior Insulation Product
Spray foam insulation is a better insulator than all other insulation products. When properly installed, spray foam will provide your attic with an airtight seal where no air comes in and no air goes out. This seal is the key to the effectiveness of spray foam, as it creates conditioned space in your attic with a much lower attic temperature. This lower attic temperature removes much of the burden from your home or commercial building's AC system.
Spray Foam Will Last the Life of Your Home
Traditional types of insulation can "wilt" over time, resulting in homeowners having to always and continually upgrade and improve their insulation. This is because over time they slowly lose their effectiveness and no longer operate at an optimum level. So to achieve the same effect, you must take action to keep things working at the same efficiency. With spray foam, it's one and done! You install it one time, and it will last as long as your home and never lose its effectiveness.
Moisture Barrier (Closed Cell Spray Foam)
If you choose to go with closed cell spray foam insulation, this foam will act as a moisture barrier and is not water permeable. So it will seal your attic against leaks and water intrusion. Closed cell spray foam also adds structural strength to your roof deck area, which is a great benefit in hurricane-prone areas like Central Florida. Schedule a free consultation to learn if open-cell or closed cell foam is right for you.
With spray foam insulation properly installed in your attic area, your attic will be much cooler and also completely dry. Attics in Florida get stifling hot in the summer months, and this also means humid and moist. These are the perfect conditions for mold growth. Spray foam is mold resistant, as a conditioned attic removes the two things required for mold growth: moisture and warmth.
If you are like most people, you probably use your attic area for storage. One of the many benefits of having an attic in your home is that it is a nice, open space perfect for the storage of items that you do not need on a daily basis. And it is a very large space, so it is perfect for storing many large items. The problem in Florida is that an unconditioned attic space is stifling hot in the summer months, which has the ability to warp and damage many items. By installing spray foam insulation in your attic area, you will have a conditioned space that is perfect for storage at much more comfortable temperatures, so you don't have to worry about warping and distortion.
Spray foam is friendly for the environment! It reduces energy consumption and reduces the carbon footprint of any home in which it is installed. Once installed, it will last the life of your home so there is no demand on future products.
For more information on how spray foam insulation can benefit you and your family, call All Florida Insulation today at 407-410-3626. We would be glad to come to your home or business and do a free analysis of your existing insulation. We service Orlando, Winter Park, Clermont, Kissimmee, Lake Nona, Windermere, Apopka, Maitland, Ocoee, and all of Central Florida.