Spray foam insulation offers many benefits over traditional fiberglass insulation. If you’re looking to cut down on your home’s electric bill, spray foam insulation can help. Here are five benefits of spray foam insulation:
1. Longer Lifespan
Traditional fiberglass insulation has an average lifespan of 10 to 25 years. Spray foam insulation, however, lasts 80 years or more! This sturdy insulation will not sag or get ruined if wet. However, proper installation is absolutely critical to making sure the foam will work properly.
2. Added Structural Integrity
Because of the stiffness and adhesive nature of the foam, it adds structural integrity to walls, ceilings, and more. Closed cell spray foam insulation can more than double a wall’s racking strength (ability to maintain shape under stress). This can add some value if you are selling your home.
3. Reduces Noise
If you live near a railroad, frequent construction, or loud neighbors, spray foam can help reduce the noise. It provides a much higher sound barrier than fiberglass insulation. Depending on how thick your spray foam is, the level of noise reduction will vary.
4. Energy Efficiency
One of the biggest benefits of spray foam insulation is its increased energy efficiency over fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation does not stop air from moving through it; it only absorbs and slows the air movement. Spray foam, on the other hand, acts as an air barrier. Both open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation act as air barriers, while closed cell also blocks moisture and vapor. This technology can be especially beneficial in the heat of summer.
5. Less Air Leakage
Because spray foam blocks air, you will have less air leakage than with fiberglass. This can significantly help your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Spray foam is also more flexible than fiberglass insulation. It can be sprayed into nooks and spaces that fiberglass may not be suitable for.
To learn more about the benefits of spray foam insulation and how it is installed, check out our insulation services. We also offer spray foam roofing! If you need spray foam insulation in El Paso, TX, call MAK Roofing & Construction at 915-691-0532.