- Home Performance Audit
- Insulation For Existing Homes
- Indoor Air Quality
- Air Sealing
- New Construction & Remodeling
Spray Foam Insulation
With the variable weather throughout the year here in Wisconsin, there are months where your home needs to be cool and others where you can’t seem to turn the thermostat up high enough. Spray foam insulation can help ensure your home is energy efficient, healthy and comfortable all year round.
Why Should I Choose Spray Foam?
Two types of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation exist. Wisconsin Home Improvement installs closed cell or high-density spray foam insulation which is extremely durable. Low-density or open cell SPF insulation isn’t as durable as high-density spray foam, but it is a less expensive option. The thermal resistance, or R-value, of spray foam is about R-6 to R-8, which is much higher compared to fiberglass batts which are only about R-3 per inch. Using less material, spray foam provides more thermal resistance than most other types of insulation.
Spray foam insulation is applied wet and quickly expands -- up to 100 times its original size -- which fills cavities, crevices and gaps. This means that spray foam helps to air seal as well as insulate. Your home undoubtedly contains many gaps and cracks in its building envelope. Since air can readily move in and out and carry moisture, heat and pollutants with it, air sealing will help to improve your home’s comfort, indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
Although spray foam insulation is a great option for insulating your Wisconsin home, it should be applied by a certified professional, like the expert team at Wisconsin Home Improvement. Due to the nature of SPF insulation, it needs to be carefully mixed and applied by someone who is trained on all the application techniques and safety precautions necessary. Spray foam will only produce the desired results for your home when it’s properly installed.
The Benefits of Spray Foam
Spray foam’s abilities to simultaneously air seal and provide high-performing insulation make it an excellent choice for your home. When applied by a professional, spray foam insulation can provide your home with the following benefits:
- More easily regulated indoor temperatures
- No more drafts
- Improved indoor air quality
- Reduced chances of moisture problems
On top of these benefits, you will save on your home’s energy bills. Air leakage accounts for about 40% of your home’s energy loss. You can cut your energy bills by about 20% when you use a high-performance insulation product like spray foam. With spray foam, you can enjoy a comfortable and healthy home with lowered energy expenses.
Wisconsin Home Improvement: The Spray Foam Experts
The Wisconsin Home Improvement team is a leading installer of spray foam insulation in existing homes, residential new construction homes and commercial projects throughout southern and central Wisconsin. By installing closed cell spray foam in particular, we will help you insulate and air seal for maximum comfort and energy efficiency. Start enjoying all the benefits spray foam insulation has to offer your property with help from our knowledgeable and experienced installation experts.
Contact us or call (262) 345-9922 to learn more about spray foam insulation and schedule an insulation consultation!