- Energy Efficiency
The number one reason anyone chooses spray foam insulation is the energy efficiency it allows them to have. When you run your A/C or heater without anything standing in the way, a great deal of that processed air is going to go straight out of your roof. Even with traditional methods (such as the “pink stuff”), you may not get within 50% of the performance you can get with sprayed-on materials. Air will find a way, to paraphrase Michael Crichton. And when you put down traditional fiberglass solutions, you’re leaving plenty of holes for that air to find. Anything you put down is better than nothing, but if you’re spending the money to begin with, why not do it right?
- Environmentally Friendly
Many companies go out of their way to provide environmentally friendly solutions when it comes to their spray foam insulation. But even if your contractor doesn’t, merely installing the product is winning one for the environment. The further we move away from the burning of fossil fuels, the more we reduce our carbon footprint in the atmosphere. You may think that you could shut off the power to your entire house for a year and not make the slightest difference-and you would be right, to an extent-you can certainly join a growing movement towards greener living. One person may not make a difference, but millions of “one persons” certainly can.
- Reduce Sound
If you live off a major highway, next to a railroad track, or just in a neighborhood where people don’t know when to shut up and go inside, you might appreciate the fact that spray foam insulation can actually make your house quieter. Not only can it start blocking out some of that outdoor noise, you’ll likely notice some sound dampening inside as well. It’s just one more reason why, for many people, this is a solution that makes sense.