Energy Efficiency: Perks of Foam Insulation

published Apr 12, 2019
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The focus is so heavily placed on the benefits from renewable energy sources that we sometimes forget about factors just as important: the way we preserve the cleanly generated energy. Foam insulation has been around since the 1940s. Ever since, this type of insulation had developed drastically. Modern foam insulation is not only more efficient but it also gained a new variety of properties.

Here are some of the perks of modern foam insulation.

High Energy Efficiency

This is probably the most attractive attribute of a spray foam insulation. Housing with traditional insulation leaks around 50% of the consumed energy. As a result, spray foam insulation offers up to 40% savings of energy expenses per month.

Cost Efficiency

While the initial investment might seem like a more expensive way of insulating your house, due to an investment return period of 3-5 years. The down payment might be higher, after this period the insulation will save you an attractive amount on your bills every single month and will eventually repay itself.

Sound Isolation

Not only heat insulation but also an outstanding result in blocking external sounds and noises makes foam insulation preferred. Thanks to the density of the foam, having “cloudier” insulation rather than a dense one creates a noise blockade around the wall that it is applied on.

Increased Air Quality

If correctly applied, you are secure from any uncontrolled airflow into your home. Therefore, allergens in the air are a lot less likely to affect you, even in case you had an allergic reaction to, for example, blooming trees right next to your kitchen window.

Moisture Level under Control

Choosing a closed cell foam insulation will result in a powerful resistance to moisture. Corners of the house will be prevented from being filled with mould and bacteria, this way offering a healthier living space.

Structure-strengthening Attribute

Spray foam acts also as a support for any structure. When speaking about foam, the effect of spray foam insulation may come as a surprise. The structural value is increased by more than 30% after application. However, this benefit is being further developed, and as such, even greater supportive properties are expected in near future.

Cool in Summer, Warm in Winter

Spray foam insulation will make a seal around your home, and therefore, keep your house cool during the hottest months of summer, even without the need to use air conditioning. Again, the user will appreciate its properties even more throughout the cold months of winter with none of the undesired heat leaks.

Foam insulation is without any doubt the best way to decrease your expenses. There are numerous benefits just by using something that is energy efficient. However, the most important feature of this insulation type is that it helps us decrease our ecological footprint. Yet, there are other means of being more considerate towards nature. One of them is passive housing which is trying to fully utilise the energy expenditure.