5 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation for Homeowners

spray foam insulationSpray foam insulation is becoming a popular way for homeowners to reduce energy consumption, improve comfort, and save money.

What makes spray foam the insulation material of choice for more than 50% of today’s construction projects? Here are the top 5 benefits of spray foam insulation.

1) Cost Savings

This is the first and most eye-catching benefit of spray foam insulation: homeowners can save a lot of money. Spray foam is the most efficient form of insulation. It provides a better seal against cold air, warm air, and moisture than any other material.

Using traditional insulation, most homes will have about 30% to 50% of their hot or cold air leaking outside.

With spray foam insulation, that number drops to just a hair above 0%.

Spray foam costs 2-3 times more to install than traditional insulation, but homeowners can make up the price difference within 3-5 years. Of course, the benefits of spray foam will last for much longer than 3-5 years. If you want to minimize utility bills and maximize home comfort, spray foam is the best choice.

2) Fit Any Home

Spray foam experts can fit a new or old home with spray foam insulation. It doesn’t matter whether a home is already constructed or in the process, spray foam can still be installed and be put to great use. Often, owners of older homes need better insulation in the attic and crawlspaces. Once applied, the foam ramps up energy efficiency and an airtight barrier is formed.

3) Save Space

Spray foam is incredibly dense compared to other types of insulation. That means it takes up much less space between your walls.

The specific thickness depends on where the spray foam is applied, but expect the foam to take up about 3 inches of space once installed.

4) Stronger Walls

Strong winds and tornadoes can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your Mississippi home.

Spray foam insulation does more than just insulate your home: it actually makes your walls stronger. During high winds, spray foam insulation acts like a glue holding your roof sheathing in place.

The unpredictable Mississippi weather brings its fair share of challenges. Spray foam insulation lets you fight back against the high winds and ensure your home stays safe no matter how windy it is outside.

5) The Highest R-Value Available

R-Value is a measurement of a material’s ability to resist heat. The higher the R-Value of a material, the better it can resist the movement of heat.

There are two types of spray foam: open-cell foam and closed-cell foam. The latter has a higher density and acts as a superior air and moisture barrier, which is why it’s typically used for outside walls. Half-pound open-cell foam may be used on interior walls.

In any case, closed-cell foam is the highest R-Value insulation material available today. It’s rated at an R-Value up to R7 per inch.

Spray foam has the additional benefit of creating a solid barrier: when you look at fiberglass insulation through thermal imaging cameras, it’s not uncommon to see small gaps between batts through which heat can escape.

Ultimately, foam provides better insulation and better comfort throughout your entire home.

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Spray foam insulation is being called the “future” of insulation.

Receive a free, spray foam quote on your home or new construction today by calling our insulation contractors in Mississippi at 662-889-1717 or for more information.


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Macon, MS 39341-8532
Phone: 662-889-1716