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Why Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation can maximise a homeowner’s investment by sealing the building envelope to stop conditioned indoor air from escaping and prevent unconditioned air from entering a home. Air exchange in and out of a home is a leading cause of escalated energy bills. The mechanical systems that heat and cool buildings are continuously operating; reducing extreme temperature variations saves on the overuse of mechanical systems and leads to lower energy bills.
Why Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam Deters Moisture
Water easily seeps through openings around pipes and vents, putting your home at risk for bacteria and rot. In other words, your home will be at risk for costly damage. Typically, when insulation gets wet, it needs to be replaced; however, spray foam still retains its properties, no matter how wet it gets. Spray foam also pushes itself into even the tiniest nooks and crannies, so there’s little chance water will get in your home in the first place.
Spray foam is easy to install
Insulation installation doesn’t have to be complicated, and spray foam’s popularity is (in large part) due to its ease of application. No matter the time of year, spray foam is super simple to install, even if you need insulation in a hard-to-reach area, such as a crawl space. It’s a non-intrusive process—during installation, a team of professionals will use a spray foam gun to spray the material on your desired area. The insulation dries quickly, so it should be ready in about a day’s time.
Spray foam is environmentally friendly
When it comes to building materials, everybody wants to go green. Thankfully, spray foam is a type of insulation that can help the environment; it aids you in reducing your carbon footprint because you’re consuming less energy.
Spray foam improves comfort
If you’re not partial to drafts, a huge perk of spray foam is that it prevents temperature fluctuations in a building. Instead, it promotes a consistent climate in a home or office. This is because spray foam insulation creates an air-tight seal, so it protects your home from the elements and keeps it warm, dry, and comfortable. Other insulation options don’t create this seal because, unlike spray foam, they don’t stick to every surface.
Spray foam improves indoor air quality
A major benefit of spray foam is its ability to minimise indoor allergens, such as dust, mold, mildew, pollen, and other pollutants. Believe it or not, these allergens don’t enter your home or office through open doors and windows—instead, they make their way inside through your walls. Pest waste also commonly affects air quality, but insects and rodents aren’t attracted to spray foam because it’s not ideal as food or a nest. If you want insulation that reduces allergy and asthma symptoms, and minimizes chemical sensitivities, consider spray foam. It’s a non-toxic option that keeps people feeling their best; the chemical mixture won’t release harmful contaminants, such as formaldehyde, into your home or office.
Spray foam is available under the Green Homes Grant
Under Green Homes Grant, the government will provide a voucher up to £5,000 that covers up to two-thirds of the cost of energy efficiency and low carbon heat improvements to your home. See which improvements are included in the scheme below.
You may be able to receive a bigger grant if you are a homeowner and you or a member of your household receives one of the qualifying benefits. The government will cover 100% of the cost of the improvements up to £10,000.
Spray foam reduces sound
Thanks to spray foam insulation, you won’t have to hear road traffic or sounds from neighbouring rooms. Sounds from outside won’t travel indoors because spray foam fills cracks and crevices. Once installed, the insulation absorbs sound waves and sound-proofs your walls, so you’ll have an overall quieter home or office. If you prefer privacy from the outside, then spray foam is right for you.