When you choose Spray Foam Insulation for your home or business, you will be investing in the long-term benefits of energy efficiency; insulation with high energy efficiency will allow you to cool or warm your house for far less money! What are some of the benefits of this air-sealing insulation?
Spray foam adds strength to the walls due to the fact that it hardens to the building materials themselves. Other insulation options, like fiberglass batts, sit inside the walls and can move independently of the building. The insulation can slide around inside the walls, which means it can’t support the walls much at all. First, it sticks directly to the building materials. When spray foam is applied, it is sprayed directly into the interior of the walls and sticks to the building materials. This means that as the walls shift, or are under load, the insulation moves as the walls do. Spray foam adds structural strength because of the second advantage: it hardens. The end result is a stronger building structure, which can be especially important on days like today when a summer thunderstorm is buffeting the entirety of Massachusetts with heavy winds. Or when your home is under extra load like many Boston homes were during the record-setting snows of this past winter.
One of the primary benefits of spray foam insulation is its exceptional ability to reduce air and moisture infiltration into your home. Among insulation options, nothing stops drafts and leaks better than spray foam. Preventing infiltration can be very important in the humidity of coastal Massachusetts– saving you on potential mold remediation costs and health risks. Spray foam insulation is so effective at reducing air and moisture infiltration because of its unique expanding behavior. The insulation is applied as a fine foam and sprayed onto a surface to which it sticks. Once exposed to the air, the foam expands to fill the nearby space, becoming several times its original dimensions. Because it starts small, it can be applied to even the smallest cracks and holes in your home’s walls. And since it expands, it will completely fill the available space– blocking air and water passage and helping to create a more complete building envelope.
Our spray foam insulation not only stops heat from escaping, it also eliminates airflow by creating a thermal seal. This stops condensation that can cause energy loss and contribute to higher utility bills. For most people, cost and value are the top priorities. We are always looking for a way to lower our heating or cooling bills. Spray foam insulation from Anderson can help reduce your energy costs by 30-50%. Eliminating unwanted airflow also cuts down on dust, pollen, and airborne irritants inside your building. This is better for your health in the long run. Another benefit to health is the elimination of condensation in your walls. No water means mold and mildew cannot grow.
Spray foam insulation offers unmatched long-term benefits for heating and cooling homes. For more information about spray foam insulation, or for a free estimate, please call Anderson Insulation of ME at 781-857-1000.