If you’re like many people, you don’t give your home’s insulation a whole lot of thought. After all, it’s hidden in your floors, attic, and walls – out of sight, out of mind, right? But your insulation is an absolutely vital part of your home. It’s the air barrier between your home and the air outside. Are you building a new home or renovating an existing one? Then this is the perfect time to think about installing improved insulation. While there are many different types of insulation, such as batt insulation, the best insulation for Florida homes is spray foam insulation. But if you’ve researched insulation types and insulation services, you may be wondering: is spray foam insulation worth it?
Spray Foam In Florida
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is a polyurethane product that is sprayed into your home’s cavities like your attic. It expands and hardens to fill the empty areas of your walls, floors, and ceilings. This means it fills small gaps and crevices to prevent hot air seeping out or moisture from seeping in. Spray foam insulation is perfect for homes in humid climates, such as Florida, and keeps your air conditioner and HVAC system from working overtime. There are two different kinds of spray foam insulation we have listed below.
Open-cell Spray Foam Insulation
Open cell foam insulation is the most common kind of spray foam insulation for many homeowners. It is typically used in areas where it acts as a barrier to heat transfer. Open cell spray foam insulation is typically used in attics, and walls, and sometimes between floors. It’s an excellent option for attic insulation and assisting in creating an energy-efficient home.
Closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation
Closed cell foam insulation is stronger and more durable than open cell. It is typically used for the interior of metal buildings, crawl spaces, and anywhere a water impermeable foam is preferred. Like open cell, this is also an excellent option in creating an energy-efficient home. The downside is it is more expensive than open cell foam.
No matter which you choose, spray foam is 40% more efficient than fiberglass, lasts the lifetime of the home, and eliminates the intrusion of air and humidity into the attic and walls.
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