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HOW SPRAY FOAM INSULATION CAN IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN YOUR HOME


an image of an antic of a home in need of insulation.

About 20% of the heat lost from homes escapes through the walls.


Ensuring your home is properly insulated is one of the best ways to keep it at a stable temperature. It will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer so that you can live more comfortably. There are several types of insulation available, with spray foam insulation quickly becoming one of the most popular choices.


In this guide, we'll discuss how attic spray foam insulation can help improve energy efficiency.


AIR LEAKS AND INFILTRATION


Insulation can improve energy efficiency in your home, and the type you choose will determine how effective it is. Spray foam insulation can provide an air-tight seal, which helps prevent waste.


Air escaping through gaps and cracks will make your home far less energy efficient. In the winter, for example, a lot of air getting out of small gaps will mean your heating system needs to work a lot harder to maintain the temperature you've set.


Other types of home insulation will help but may not provide the same kind of seal. This often makes spray foam the most energy-efficient option.


THERMAL PERFORMANCE


Another of the key benefits of spray foam insulation is its impressive thermal performance. Thermal resistance is measured using the R-value, and spray foam insulation has a higher R-value than other types. The higher this is, the better it will insulate your home.


It's worth noting that there are multiple types of spray foam insulation. More efficient types will generally cost more as they do a better job. When deciding which to buy, the team at Foametix can help give you guidance so that you can settle on the type you think is best for your home.


LONGEVITY


One issue with insulation is that it can degrade over the years. You likely won't notice this as it sits inside your walls or ceilings, so it won't be visible. As it's a slow process, your energy usage will increase very gradually.


Spray foam insulation is made up of powerful chemical products. This allows it to stand the test of time very well, and in most cases, it will last for decades. Because of the way it adheres to surfaces and expands, it will stay in place without falling or sagging.


This means that your home will stay efficient for longer. It also means you won't need to remove or replace it as soon as you would with other types, which helps to save time, money, and energy.


IS ATTIC SPRAY FOAM INSULATION RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME?


Ultimately, you need to determine what solution you think is best for you. Attic spray foam insulation offers several benefits over other insulation types, making it one of the best options available.


Foametix supplies and installs high-quality insulation products for residential, commercial, and agricultural applications. We're based in Winnipeg and serve customers throughout Manitoba, and NW Ontario. Contact us today to find out more about our services.


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