Spray foam insulation works as a high quality insulation product that could enhance your home. Whether it is new construction, a renovation or a retrofit job, spray foam can be a great investment in your home.
SPF can be an excellent improvement to the most roof systems. It will dramatically increase insulation values and strengthen the roof, improve water resistance and fix leaks.
Applying SPF to the inside ceiling of an attic in a typical occupied home will decrease the home’s energy consumption by around 30% to 40%.
When SPF is applied to the attic, sources of major leaks in the rook become easy to detect and can then be repaired.
By applying spray foam insulation to an attic space, most home owners will realize improved stability and less weathering to the roof area along with better efficiency of their HVAC system and lower utility bills.
Spray foam insulation is an excellent choice for wall insulation in your home, whether you are building a new home or renovating. Using spray polyurethane foam (SPF) can increase your home’s energy efficiency and can save up to 20% of heating and cooling costs. Among other advantages, SPF has the ability to seal small cracks and provide in-house noise reduction.
Traditional crawlspaces are designed to be vented. In this type of application spray foam insulation is applied between the floor joists and directly to the subfloor sheathing. This method protects the interior of the structure from unwanted air infiltration, ground gases, insects, rodents and heat loss.
Insulating basement walls and ceilings with spray foam can create an effective air barrier. It assists in preventing moisture-laden vapor from entering and escaping the home, which reduces heating and cooling costs. SPF can also minimize airborne sound transmission and provide a barrier against insects and other pests. These benefits are especially helpful in basements that are unfinished or used primarily for storage.
Fiberglass, one of the most widely installed types of insulation, is available as blown-in (loose-fill) or rolls and batts, and it is made of up to 40% recycled materials. An environmentally friendly product that significantly reduces your energy bills – it doesn’t get much better than that!
Fiberglass loose-fill, or blown-in, insulation can be used in many areas of your home and is particularly useful if you need to fill lots of small gaps, leaks and crevices in the attic. Rolls or bans are designed to fit snugly between wall and floor joists in any area of your home, including the attic and any crawlspaces. In addition to being environmentally friendly, fiberglass insulation is beneficial for a number of reasons. It helps:
Increase the energy efficiency of your home or building.
Maximize comfort in your home or building, all year long.
Improve the performance of your HVAC systems.
Contribute to a healthier environment.
Cellulose insulation typically consists of tiny fragments of recycled paper and cardboard. These pieces are treated with a flame retardant for safety purposes before they are blown into attics and between wall spaces as a filler. Many homeowners and property owners choose cellulose insulation because it is effective, cost-efficient and eco-conscious. At 5 Star Performance Insulation, Inc., our skilled and experienced contractors provide the following types of cellulose installation:
Attic insulation: Cellulose insulation that is placed in attics helps to regulate temperatures in your home by preventing climate-controlled inside air from escaping outside. This type of insulation can easily be blown into attics and can cover small corners and crevasses creating a successful battier between indoor and outdoor environments.
Wall insulation: loose fill cellulose can be blown into walls for immediate insulation results. The denser the cellulose is packed, the more efficient the insulation becomes. Additionally, this variety of insulation has soundproofing qualities that can help reduce the transfer of noises from one room to another.
Blown-in cellulose is unique in that it allows property owners to add insulation into their buildings without needing to tear down or otherwise expose walls. In most cases, installation is a straightforward process that can easily work around wires, plumbing and other inner-wall obstacles.