The cost of spray foam insulation can sound daunting to many homeowners, especially when compared to cheaper alternatives like fiberglass insulation. While fiberglass can be significantly cheaper, it is also way less effective and not as energy-efficient particularly in the extremely cold conditions that are common during Vermont winters.
Here is our list of the 7 Main Benefits of Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation:
1. Powerful Insulator
Closed-cell spray foam works better than any other options because of its expansive nature, allowing it to tightly seal all nooks and crannies effectively. It has an R-value per inch of 7: the highest on the market.
2. Incredible Energy Saver
Because closed cell spray foam covers nooks and crannies effectively, it provides an excellent air barrier and is extremely energy-efficient. Closed-cell spray foam has been shown to provide energy savings at an average of up to 50% or more.
3. Air Tight Seal
Closed-cell spray foam insulation is uniquely capable of thoroughly sealing holes and cracks in your attic or crawl space. Air leaks are one of the biggest culprits of high energy bills. Spray foam insulation creates a powerful airtight seal that is 24 times less permeable to air infiltration than other types of insulation.
4. Moisture Barrier
Holes and cracks in walls and crawl spaces can allow entry to more than just air. Water and moisture can gain access to these areas through exposed cracks and holes if not sealed. Notably, spray foam insulation is impermeable to water. Meaning, not only does it thoroughly seal and protect from airborne moisture and leaks, but it will also not absorb water as other materials do, should flooding occur.
5. Deters Mold
Spray foam is not only water-resistant but is also composed of an inert polymer that provides no source of food for mold or bacteria. Homes insulated with closed cell spray foam are better protected against mold and mildew.
6. Long Life Span
Spray foam is comprised of inert polymer which allows it to have an indefinite lifespan. The benefits of spray foam can be enjoyed for years before needing to reinsulate. It performs at optimal levels for extended periods of time.
7. Eco- Friendly
Spray foam helps reduce energy consumption thus creating a ‘greener’ household. It protects against moisture and mold growth and is designed to last indefinitely producing fewer consumed materials.