If your home is uncomfortable, suffocating in the summer or freezing in winter, it may have inadequate insulation. The good news is, there are ways to reduce your energy costs and restore the comfort in your home that you once had. A top-rated contractor can help you choose the right type of insulation and install it correctly. There are many types of insulation that can be used in homes, including fiberglass batt and mineral wool blown-in. These can be used in walls, attics, roofs, and floors.
Is spray foam insulation good or bad?
A newer, highly efficient insulation is Missoula Spray Foam Insulation polyurethane foam (SPF). It’s an expanding sprayed-on plastic that’s applied on walls and roofs. It creates an air and moisture barrier that’s up to 25 times more effective than other types of insulation.
Spray foam also prevents moisture and air leaks in your building. This is a major problem because air infiltration is one of the primary causes of high energy bills. The airtight seal of spray foam can help prevent this, saving you money on your utility bill.
In addition to air leaks, spray foam provides a good sound barrier. This can be a huge benefit in noisy areas.
Closed cell SPF is more expensive than open cell foam, but it can insulate hard-to-reach places, such as around wiring. It is a more rigid material than open cell and can be difficult to work with, so it should only be installed by professionals.