Whether you are considering installing spray foam insulation in your home, or if you already have it and would like to know more about it – this blog has some answers. There are many things to know about spray foam insulation. This is part two of a four-part blog series answering FAQs about spray foam insulation. Continue reading to learn more: spray foam insulation frequently asked questions
What Is the R-Value of Spray Foam?
The R-Value of spray foam insulation is a measure of its ability to resist heat flow. Spray foam insulation has a higher R-value than traditional batt and blanket insulation because it’s denser and more compact, which means the air pockets are smaller. The higher density also allows for better soundproofing and fire-retardant properties. While we’re on the subject of R-Values, you may be wondering what they mean? Simply put an R-value measures how well something can resist heat flow (also known as thermal resistance). If you want your home or office to feel comfortable year-round without turning up the thermostat then this is one thing you might want to know!
How Much Does It Cost to Install Spray Foam Insulation?
The cost of spray foam insulation is the sum of all factors involved in installing it. These include:
- The size of your home: The larger the structure, the more materials you need and hence more money will be spent.
- Cost of materials: Spray foam insulation is not cheap, but it is a one-time investment and will save you money in heating or cooling bills over time, especially if installed correctly by an expert contractor like Century Insulation.
- Labor costs: Labor can be expensive depending on how skilled your contractor’s crew is. A good team can make all the difference between a good job and a bad one; ask for references when choosing who to hire!
- Equipment costs: Make sure there are no hidden fees here; look into everything carefully before signing any agreements or contracts with potential contractors so that they cannot take advantage of you later down the road.
Is it Right for My Home?
Spray foam insulation is a great choice for homes that have leaks, drafts, or moisture problems. It is also a good choice for homes that have poor insulation, or no insulation at all. If you are looking for a solution to reduce energy costs, spray foam insulation is again a good solution. It will work in any type of home but it works especially well in damp areas like basements and crawlspaces where mold and mildew can grow easily without proper ventilation.
Whether you are planning on building a new house or insulating an older home, spray foam insulation is an insulation that you can benefit from greatly. To have more questions answered about spray foam insulation, look for parts three and four of this blog series, or contact your local insulation contractor. At Century Insulation near Shakopee, Minnesota, we will be able to answer further questions you may have or help you install insulation in your home. Contact us today!