Insulate It Solutions – How Spray Foam Insulation Works

Insulation Contractor evokes mixed feelings from building scientists, homeowners and environmentalists. Some say it is the answer to everything, while others worry it’s warming the planet and compromising our health.

The truth is, as with most products and technologies, there are pros and cons to this insulation. But it’s important to understand how spray foam works so that you can decide if it is right for your home.

Enhancing Indoor Comfort with Spray Foam Insulation

Unlike fiberglass batts, which can get compressed or shift over time, closed-cell spray foam is permanent and will fill every nook and cranny of your attic space. It also acts as an air barrier, eliminating the need for a separate vapor barrier, which is typically installed on the underside of roof sheathing.

Homeowners often choose spray foam because of its energy efficiency. It stops air leakage, which is estimated to account for 40% of energy costs to heat and cool homes. It also prevents ice dams in the winter by creating an air seal in your attic.

Spray foam is a two-part liquid insulation that’s applied to walls, floors and attics with the use of a spray gun. After being heated and pressurized, the liquid chemicals become atomized, which means they’re broken down into small uniform particles.

This allows the chemicals to be evenly distributed throughout the application area. The spray nozzle then opens and the chemical reaction begins. The result is an expanding foam that can fill the nooks and crannies of your walls, floor or attic.

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