Spray foam insulation, or polyurethane foam insulation, is a type of insulation that provides several benefits over more traditional fiberglass or cellulose insulation. There are several different manufacturers of the main chemical component of the foam insulation, but most of them perform very similarly. Spray foam insulation can be applied in a new construction situation as well as in major remodels. It is also a great product as an upgrade to your existing home or single use commercial building. The foam is installed as both a thermal barrier as well as an effective air barrier, so changing the building envelop can be done very effectively with foam insulation. (we’ll discuss the importance of this in the benefits section)
If you are in the market for an insulation product, the benefits of using spray foam are considerable and will be a great long term investment in your home or business that will not only save you money on your energy bills, but will likely increase the value of your property and make your indoor environment more comfortable and healthy. If you are looking to for a spray foam insulation contractor in Dallas then you should call Green Energy Solutions at ()
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Spray foam insulation can be applied on horizontal, vertical and inverted surfaces. This means when we decide to upgrade to spray foam insulation, we have several choices about how to go about it, especially in a home with an attic. Most of the time when we install spray foam insulation in an existing home, we apply the foam on the under side of the roof deck. This gives us several benefits that we will explore later, but it also means that we decide whether we take the existing fiberglass or cellulose foam out. If you have existing batts that is relatively easy, but with the loose blown material, we have a large insulation vacuum that removes the old insulation, leaving you with a clean and climate controlled attic. In new construction, the material can be applied in wall cavities after the sheathing is on, pretty much everywhere else it it needed. When it is on an finished wall, after the foam is installed, we scrape the foam to allow for easy drywall installation.
Spray foam insulation provides numerous benefits. The biggest benefit with foam insulation is that is an air barrier combined with a thermal barrier. What this means to you is that the insulation will function. This may sound like, “so what, all insulation works”, but that is not the case. In most of the homes we deal with, somewhere around 20% of the insulation in the attic is not functioning well or at all. In order for insulation to perform, it must restrict the flow of heat energy as well as air movement (because air carries heat). By installing spray foam on the underside of the roof deck we also generally bring the air ducts inside the thermal envelop. That will save even more energy and money as well as make the air carried through your ducts much more temperant. Because of this, installing spray foam insulation in the right way, will vastly improve the functioning of most buildings. You should also ask about our Special on attic spray foam insulation in the Dallas area
That will save you money and greatly improve your comfort, but spray foam will also improve the indoor air quality and therefore health of your indoor environment. Because we are bringing the ductwork “inside” the building envelop, we also effectively seal up the leakage on the ductwork. Any leakage on the return side of your ductwork, your system is “pulling” air, and it will get it from wherever it can. If there is leakage in your ductwork, which there almost always is, it will pull hot unfiltered air from the attic and circulate it along with the conditioned air and blow it into your living environment. Many times we get called out to homes will allergies and it’s commented that the allergies and or asthma conditions of the kids in the house improves as well.
Pros And Cons Of Spray Foam Insulation In The Dallas Area
There are some things you should really think about when deciding to use spray foam insulation. If you’re choosing a product for new construction there really isn’t a good reason to not use spray foam. In a retrofit or upgrade situation, you are going to have to decide if you want to spend the extra money. On average, a spray foam insulation upgrade will cost about 20% more than a non spray foam home improvement job, but you really do get some incomparable benefits, such as insulating the duct work and bringing your attic air handler into a much cooler environment, which will make the equipment last longer. Other than the price though, spray foam is a great product that holds up well and actually protects the rest of your home investment improves the health of your indoor environment.
There will be some odor while the spray foam cures. That will usually subside in about 48 hours and isn’t very severe, but it is something to think about. The fumes aren’t dangerous at all. Just some off gasing and “drying” of the foam. Most of our customers are comfortable in the home during the entire installation process.
Reasons to upgrade
If you are thinking about installing or upgrading your insulation to become more energy efficient you should give our Dallas spray foam insulation installers a call. The reasons we get more of our calls is to improve energy efficiency and also to improve comfort of certain rooms in homes, specifically the bedrooms. We always do a site inspection before we get too far into the process so that we can understand the condition of your insulation and ductwork, so that we can give you a better impression of what you can expect. Some times a full energy audit is warranted, which we can perform. Most other times, there are some things we look for to determine if you are a good candidate for spray foam in your home or business.