3 Major Benefits Of Spray Foam Insulation

5 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Spray foam insulation provides homeowners with targeted insulation for specific areas of their homes. This type of insulation allows you to add more insulation to areas of your home that need it the most, focusing on thin walls and drafty areas. The insulation is blown in to your home's walls through a small hole cut in the interior drywall, and fills up the area behind the drywall, between the studs of your walls. This creates a highly insulated wall that has the following benefits:

1. Saves Money on Energy Bills 

Installing spray foam insulation allows you to save money on both your heating and cooling bills. Spray insulation is blown inside the walls of your home, so the foam insulation fills small gaps and cracks completely. This prevents cool air from leaking in to your home in the winter, and helps keep cooled air from escaping through these cracks in the summer.

This additional insulation helps keep your home at a consistent temperature throughout the year, so that your heating and cooling systems do not have to work as hard.

2. Reduces Airborne Noise

Some homes have extremely thin walls. If there is little to no insulation in the walls of your home, it's easy for airborne noise to travel. You may notice that you're frequently disturbed by noises from other levels of your home, or by noises from the outside. If you work shifts, have a small child that naps during the day, or simply enjoy your peace and quiet, you may be pleased with the results of installing spray foam insulation. The insulation creates a barrier between the interior rooms of your home, but also creates a sound barrier between your home and the outside world.

3. Prevents Pests from Nesting in the Walls 

Rodents, squirrels, bats and snakes enjoy the warm secluded areas inside the walls of a house. These areas are sealed off from the outside world, protecting pests from predators. The pests are close enough to your living space to have easy access to their food supply, they can make nests from insulation or paper, and they are kept warm and comfortable by your home's heating system. When a contractor sprays foam insulation into your home's walls, it eliminates the areas that these pests are nesting in, forcing them to move outside and find another place to live.

Spray foam insulation provides many benefits for homeowners, seals off drafts in your home, and quickly pays for itself in energy savings. Call a contractor, like those at Warm Home Insulation Ltd, to obtain a quote for installing spray foam insulation in your home.