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Spray foam insulation cost may initially be more than you will spend on the more traditional forms of insulation for your home. This can lead many people to discount it as an option for existing or new homes. However, rest assured that you will more than recoup the expense over time.
After all, for many of us, energy prices are a big issue. We all know that gas and electricity prices are rising year on year. Many people are fearful of using their heating as much as they need to in the cold weather, for fear that the bills will bankrupt them. A few simple efforts to weatherproof your home and protect it from the elements can add up and make all the difference in the long run.
There are also other benefits in terms of adding value to your home when the time comes to put it on the market in a flat fee listing; protecting you and your family from not only the elements but also allergens and dust; and being more environmentally friendly. If you take a good look in-depth, you will find that the cost of spray foam insulation is actually highly reasonable and a good investment for the future.
It will help to have some understanding of what expanding foam insulation actually is and how it works. Simply put, it is a type of insulation that can be used to fill large or small areas in your home where heat can potentially escape or cold air can come flooding in, especially in the winter months. It will also help to keep a property cooler in summer by providing a protective barrier against the intense heat outside. Finally, it protects against noise pollution and cuts down on the dust and pollen naturally found in the air that would normally enter and settle in your property.
Typically, spray foam insulation will be applied in roof spaces, in walls and under floors to help seal the property against the elements. It is even often used in order to stablize or strengthen the roof of an old building, where the cost of spray foam insulation can be offset against the potential expense of having to re-roof an entire property. The spray foam used in all buildings is made of polyurethane and comes in liquid form. The liquid is sprayed into or onto the desired area and then slowly expands to as much as 100 times its original volume. It then hardens and sets, creating an effective layer of insulation. When installed correctly, it can be safely used in residential and commercial properties. The cost of spray foam insulation has also proved to be of longer-term benefit in public buildings such as hospitals and offices.