If your building feels uncomfortable throughout the year, change your insulation. Your building's insulation may not be right for your cooling and heating needs. You can replace your insulation with spray foam. Learn more about spray foam insulation and how it makes your building feel better below.
What's Spray Foam Insulation?
Most buildings contain traditional insulation, such as cellulose and fiberglass. Although traditional insulation can make buildings feel great throughout the year, the insulation may not be enough for every building. Some buildings contain too many gaps or openings in them that require special insulation to close. Spray foam insulation can close or fill in the gaps inside your building.
Spray foam is a liquid that expands once it enters a space. Traditional insulation comes in solid form and requires you to blow it into empty spaces. If you don't use enough traditional insulation to fill in a space, it may not provide the cooling or heating needs your building needs. Spray foam insulation fills in an empty space completely so that no gaps or openings remain inside it.
If you think spray foam insulation will work for you, call a contractor for services soon.
How Do You Install Spray Foam Insulation?
Before a contractor insulates your building with spray foam, they must assess it. The assessment allows a contractor to locate every place inside your building that contains gaps and openings. Although gaps can develop around windows and doors, the openings can also develop around your HVAC system and plumbing fixtures.
The assessment also pinpoints things inside your building that may potentially cause problems for you later, such as large voids in your walls or attic ceiling. These places can allow warm and cool air to seep into your building during each season. After a contractor completes their assessment of your building, they'll choose the best type of spray foam insulation for your building.
Spray foam insulation can be open-cell or closed-cell. Open-cell insulation tends to be lower in density and easier to manipulate after installation. Closed-cell insulation tends to be higher in density. Closed-cell insulation works best in places that require extra precautions against weather-related losses, such as in the attic and walls. A contractor will choose the best type of foam spray for each area of your building.
A contractor will schedule the installation of your insulation after the assessment.
Learn more about spray foam insulation and how it helps your building by scheduling services today.Share