Spray foam insulation is one of the most popular energy efficiency solutions for residential and commercial property owners. While it is known to be very effective in insulating your property, spray foam is a little more expensive compared to other insulation types. This is the reason some homeowners are doubtful if they should get spray foam insulation. Will they actually be saving any money at all when the materials and installation already cost quite a lot?
The American Chemistry Council conducted an experiment where they compared two identical Texas homes – one used R-15 blown-in fiberglass + R3 insulated sheathing while the other one used R-12 open cell spray foam + R4 insulated sheathing for its wall insulation. They found that the first home without SPF had a total of 16% heating and cooling savings. The one which used spray foam insulation had 22% heating and cooling savings.
Without a doubt, spray foam insulation truly contributes greatly to your home’s energy savings.
Of course, may have to spend quite a bit in the beginning upon installation of spray foam insulation. Note that any type of old insulation must be removed prior to the application of spray foam to ensure its effectiveness. You may not feel the savings right away while you’re still paying for the spray foam costs, but you can expect this type of insulation to last for decades with the same efficiency it offered from the start. Just imagine how much savings you can get!
To ensure that you’re getting high-quality spray foam material and excellent workmanship when installing, you need to hire a licensed insulation contractor. All Florida Insulation is the company to call! We are available in Orlando, Lake Mary, Sanford, Windermere, Winter Park, and nearby communities. Call 407-410-FOAM (3626) today for insulation consultation and to get a free quote.
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Chris has been an insulation professional for more than two decades, and has experience with all types of residential and commercial insulation products. His passion is green energy and effective insulation applications.