With the rising costs of energy, many homeowners are investing in weather-proofing their homes. One service that makes insulating existing homes possible is spray foam insulation. Here, you'll find a few projects that will help to create a more comfortable home and lower the cost of heating and cooling throughout the year.
Spray foam in the attic helps to prevent heat loss in the winter and high temperatures in the attic during the summer. The foam can be installed on the underside of the roof between the trusses as well as on the floor.
Regulating the temperature in the attic is very important if you store things up there. Excessive temperature drops can cause damage to some items. High temperatures can cause fires.
Note: Attic ventilation must be protected during the insulating process. Air must be able to escape and if the vents are blocked with insulation, the heat will remain trapped and moisture can become an issue.
Unfinished basements can allow for a lot of moisture to enter the home as well as make it more difficult to maintain a steady temperature throughout the home year-round.
If moisture is a problem in your basement, having spray foam insulation installed will help to reduce or eliminate the moisture seeping into your basement. Regulating the temperature in the space will reduce condensation build-up and prevent mold growth.
Not only can the exterior walls be filled with spray foam insulation, but the interior walls can also be done. This will help to reduce the sound that travels from room to room.
Another benefit to insulating interior walls is temperature control. Some areas of the home may have independent thermostats. You can more easily maintain the temperature in that room by having the walls well-insulated.
Insulating the walls in the man-cave in the home can help keep the peace. Movies and music can be played loudly without disturbing the rest of the household.
Another area that's typically pretty noisy is staircases, especially if you have kids running through the house. A thin layer of insulation under the stairs will cut that sound tremendously.
Talk with your local spray foam insulation contractor. He or she will be able to walk you through the process and provide you with a quote for services. This one project could end up saving you a lot of money over the years and provide a more peaceful home environmentShare