Is spray foam insulation worth it?
While spray foam insulation may be two to three times more expensive than cellulose or fiberglass insulation, in the long run it is more cost efficient over the life of your home. Over time it pays you back in energy savings which is estimated to be lower bills by 30%.
When it comes to insulation cheaper isn’t always better. Spray foam insulation is the only insulation that creates an air barrier, which is one of its biggest benefits, keeping your home comfortable all year round, cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Cellulose and fiberglass block some of the air infiltration, but they are not an air barrier. They also don’t block pollutants that can move through the material.
As long as spray foam insulation is installed properly it will never need to be replaced, so it’s important to find a qualified installer. With cellulose and fiberglass the material breaks down, sags, and shifts over time, so at some point it would need to be replaced in your home. While we don’t plan to have water damage in our homes, sometimes it does happen. If cellulose or fiberglass become wet they need to be replaced, while spray foam insulation will dry out.
Overall, spray foam insulation is the best value for the longevity of your home, not to mention for the comfort of both you and your family.
This is why a Professional Spray Foam Contractor is your best bet! Hiring a Professional Spray Foam Contractor gives you piece of mind and allows you the comfort of knowing things are being done right.
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