And Why It Could Save You More in the Long Run
Spring 2021 – There are many things that come with being a homeowner. From simple yearly maintenance to making your home as efficient as possible to reduce energy bills, there always seems to be something to get done. If you’re looking for ways to be more comfortable in your home and reduce your energy costs you should consider insulation. Injection foam, like USA Premium Injection Foam® Insulation is injected into walls that are closed cavity. It’s a great way to add insulation to finished walls. On the other hand, spray foam insulation is used for walls that are exposed or not finished. It can be used in structures such as garages, pole barns, unfinished basements and some attics. Did you know that it’s likely both your heating and cooling systems are working harder than they need to be? An average of 15 percent of energy is lost through basements while 25 percent escapes through attics. Something like spray foam insulation can cut that waste down and reduce your energy bill. But how much does spray foam insulation cost? Let’s look at what goes into the process and how it could save you a lot more money over the life of your home.
What is Spray Foam Insulation
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a foam plastic substance that is sprayed onto an open surface in a paint-like form. It then expands to create an insulating barrier against wind and outside temperatures which keeps the energy you’re paying for inside your home. USA Insulation offers three premium spray products that fit every need.
USASPF OC5 – This product acts as both an insulator and air barrier in one. It offers superior thermal insulation and air-sealing properties to improve your property’s energy efficiency. USA OC5 expands to over 100x its initial volume in seconds to fill and seal building cavities of any shape or size.
USASPF HC1 – This product is a fast-set spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation system designed to insulate and air seal the thermal envelope in one step. It’s perfect for both residential and commercial applications and expands over 40x in size within seconds to fill and seal voids and cavities of any shape and size.
USASPF CC2 – This product is truly an all-in-one. It acts as a thermal insulator, air barrier, and vapor barrier. USA CC2 completely air seals, keeping conditioned air inside the building and preventing energy loss due to outside air. Rated for above- and below-grade application.
How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?
The cost of your spray foam insulation project depends on what areas you’re having insulated, the type of foam you select, the size of the areas you’re insulating, the time the project takes, and the work required. As an example, if the team has to remove fiberglass or other deteriorated insulation products, that can add to the cost of your overall project. Some spray foam projects can cost thousands of dollars. The cost will also rely on the thickness of insulation you need in the parts of your home. Spray foam insulation is about three times the cost of typical fiberglass insulation but lasts much longer. It’s estimated that it will only take about five to seven years to recoup the cost of spray foam insulation in energy savings.
The Value of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation doesn’t deteriorate or settle over time, like other traditional products, which means it’s a one-and-done project. In fact, spray foam insulation is estimated to last 80 years according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. It can also get into the nooks and crannies of exposed cavities that fiberglass simply can’t, which increases its energy efficiency. In addition to longevity and efficiency, there are a myriad of other benefits when it comes to spray foam insulation. It also acts as:
- An air sealant – Spray foam creates an airtight seal to prevent drafts.
- Weather barrier – It keeps the elements out of your home and blocks allergens, too.
- Vapor retardant – If you live in a more humid climate during certain parts of the year, or year-round, spray foam acts as a barrier against moisture and vapor to keep your house dry and comfortable.
- Mold deterrent – Because it acts as a moisture barrier, it also deters mold from infesting your home.
- Sound blocker – Spray foam insulation decreases the amount of outside noise that gets into your home.
If you have open walls that need insulating, then spray foam may be the answer. However, if you’re having comfort issues in all or parts of your house, then you may need injection foam. If you want to see how much spray foam insulation costs for you, or have questions about USA Premium Injection Foam Insulation, contact us today for a free estimate.