Image of an attic with spray foam insulation

Foam Insulation

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

There are a number of reasons you might want to use spray foam insulation in your home or business, including:

Saves Energy

Since spray foam insulation can lower your heat load, you’ll be able to use a smaller unit that allows for less energy use and more savings.

Protects Against Allergens

Spray foam insulation can also reduce the amount of pollen and other allergens that can seep in through your property’s exterior. This can make your home or business far more comfortable for anyone who suffers from allergies or respiratory conditions.

Improves Heating and Cooling

When it comes to scorching summer heat and cold temperatures in the winter, foam insulation can help. By insulating your space with spray foam, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs year round. You’ll notice a substantial difference in your energy bills in the long run.

Reduces Noise

If you’re longing for a quieter indoor environment, open cell spray foam insulation may be the answer. The open cells inside of the foam serve as a barrier to any sound waves from the outside as well as other levels or rooms in your home or business.

Blocks Insects and Small Rodents

It’s not uncommon for insects and small rodents to enter homes and businesses. That’s where closed cell spray insulation comes in. Once it expands into the cracks and crevices, it hardens, creating a physical barrier that keeps these pesky animals out.

Stops Mold and Mildew

Open and closed cell insulation can prevent moisture from moving through your walls, stopping condensation. Since closed cell foam insulation is harder and denser, it’s ideal when there is a lot of water.

Increases Sturdiness

Due to its hardness and density, closed cell spray foam insulation can strengthen your property. It’s particularly beneficial during harsh weather conditions, like high winds, hurricanes, and even earthquakes.

Spray foam insulation is made of two separate chemicals: polyol resin and a form of isocyanate. Our highly experienced technicians can spray it into any open cavity in attics, crawl spaces, rim joists, and new construction. They may also use foam insulation in existing homes, commercial properties, and pole barns.

Put simply, spray foam can be applied anywhere with open, accessible cavities. It differs from traditional insulation materials because it can effectively fill gaps, cracks, and crevices without compressing, sagging, or settling over time.

Since it’s important to encapsulate the attic when using spray foam, a Butcher Insulation technician will seal any open cracks before the foaming process actually takes place. This will prevent air from coming through the cracks and into the conditioned space.


Types of Foam Insulation

Open Cell Insulation

Open cell foam insulation is made of cells that are not completely closed. It’s soft and flexible, allowing for exceptional money savings because it requires less product.

Closed Cell Insulation

Closed cell foam insulation features cells that are completely closed, blocking air and moisture. Since it’s more stable and rigid than an open cell, it adds far more strength to any home or business.

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