Using spray foam insulation is a cost-effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your home and make it more comfortable. It can reduce air leaks and drafts that lead to discomfort, cold floors and ice dams.
It also can significantly reduce airborne allergens such as dust, mold, pollen and mildew. This is particularly helpful in homes that have children or pets, where the airborne allergens can make them sick.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a versatile insulation and sealant that can form a continuous air barrier on a variety of surfaces in your home or building. It is available in a variety of densities and cell structure to suit your needs.
The R-value of spray foam is a measure of its thermal resistance to heat flow. Higher R-values are better insulators and provide more energy efficiency.
Spray foam insulation is recommended by Pacific Spray Systems for both new construction and upgrades to existing structures. It is especially useful for the latter purpose because, unlike traditional roll insulation, it does not require the removal of any walls or siding to install. If you’re curious about the advantages of spray foam insulation, give our team at Pacific Spray Systems a call.
When choosing the right R-value for your home, it’s best to consult your local building codes, architects or builders. They can recommend the right spray foam to meet your specific building needs and energy requirements.
Why it’s important to use the right spray foam for your application
Spray foam can be used in many different applications, including roofs, exterior walls, floors and ceilings. It has some of the highest insulation R-values available, which can improve efficiency and comfort.
It is also very effective in sealing small spaces such as crawlspaces and basements to prevent air leakage. Other insulation types can settle and pull away from the top of these spaces, which makes them a less efficient choice for your home.