Did you know that up to 40 percent of a home’s energy is lost due to air leaks and infiltration?? Gaps and air leaks allow expensive heating and air conditioning to go to waste, resulting in increased energy usage and higher utility bills.
The solution? Spray foam insulation! Here we take a closer look at spray foam insulation – what it is and the many benefits it can provide.
What is spray foam insulation?
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic used to insulate homes and to seal cracks and gaps, making the home more comfortable and energy-efficient. It can also be an effective sound barrier, perfect for media and theatre rooms.
There are three main types of spray foam that can be used for insulation purposes:
- High-density: Ideal for exterior and roofing applications
- Medium-density: Ideal for continuous insulation, interior wall cavity fill, and unvented attics
- Low-density: Ideal for interior wall cavity fill and unvented attics
The spray foam insulation experts at Solar Bear Tampa will help you choose the appropriate product and delivery system for your new construction, renovation, or insulation project. Call us today at (407) 904-7123!
Benefits to Spray Foam Installations
Spray foam is very versatile and can seal wall cavities, exterior walls, crawlspaces, attics, and small gaps and cracks throughout the house. Because spray foam limits air infiltration and air movement throughout your home, energy usage is significantly reduced, intrusion of pollutants and allergens is prevented, and it will make your home more comfortable.
Other benefits to installing spray foam include:
Improves energy efficiency: Spray foam can help to significantly lower energy bills by reducing air leaks and improving your home’s energy efficiency. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, using spray foam to minimize air leaks can save homeowners up to 15 percent on heating and cooling costs.
Increases the structural integrity of your home. Spray foam can provide additional building strength which leads to reduced roof repairs and overall maintenance costs.
Makes your home more comfortable. Spray foam decreases drafts and helps maintain the same temperature throughout your entire home.
Improves indoor air quality (IAQ). Sealing your home with spray foam will do wonders for keeping out allergens and preventing moisture from entering your home.
Allows you to spend less on HVAC equipment. Spray foam is an effective insulator and air sealant, and therefore, will make a home a lot more energy-efficient. Homes with adequate insulation can efficiently run on smaller (and less expensive!) HVAC equipment.
Qualifies you for tax benefits and rebates. Spray foam installations qualify homeowners for certain tax credits and rebates. Savings is based on the type of spray foam that is installed in your home, i.e., higher insulation power equals more benefits.
Contact Solar Bear Tampa for a FREE quote on spray foam insulation at your home!
At Solar Bear Tampa, our energy experts are trained to provide the right solutions for your unique needs and will help determine the best spray foam option for your home. To learn more about our residential spray foam installation services, please contact our Tampa solar energy and spray foam insulation company at 813-567-8484!