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How Spray Foam Can protect Your Home and Save You Money

Insulation is an important part of any building and only a 10% increase in energy efficiency has the potential to save upwards of $40 billion in commercial buildings. Because nearly 40% of energy is lost due to poor insulation, improving that is often the biggest step you can take towards creating the most energy-efficient building.

Spray Foam Rigs

A spray foam machine costs less than you might think, and it is relatively easy to use. Spray foam is also one of the best forms of insulation to use because it is able to fill cavities and crevices better than fiberglass options. That said, you can also use spray foam in conjunction with fiberglass by lining the cavity first with spray foam and then seating the additional insulation within. This helps seal any cracks that otherwise would be left open or uncovered.

Spray foam rigs can be bought, along with the insulation, from spray foam distributors. In some instances, you can even purchase used rigs to further lower the spray foam machine costs. For most, used options are great, because unless you are in the business of installing insulation, you’ll seldom need a brand new model.

The Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation has a couple of significant benefits that can include:

    • Sealing Cavities
      Spray foam is perfect for filling internal cavities and creating an airtight seal that helps keep energy from leaking out. This helps you save on energy costs by ensuring that your heating and cooling won’t be leaking out or vice versa. Spray foam is also highly resistant to moisture, preventing mold and mildew from growing within your walls. This also helps keep moisture out of your home and maintain the structural integrity of the building by providing additional strength to help keep it standing strong.
    • Attic Uses
      Because spray foam expands, it is able to fil every nook and cranny that exists in walls, crawlspaces, and attics. In both cold and hot temperatures, these cracks can cause energy to leak in and out, requiring your HVAC system to work overtime to compensate for the loss. This is one of the primary reasons for high energy bills and inefficient heating and cooling. Spray foam creates an airtight seal that not only prevents air movement, but also water damage. For attics, water damage can be particularly devastating as often times the leaks aren’t detected until they’ve made their way onto your ceilings or walls. Spray foam helps keep your attic dry, saving you time and potentially thousands in future repairs.

When you use spray foam to insulate a building, you can stand to save significantly on energy costs, as well as help safeguard yourself from mold and mildew damage that can come from moisture damage. To see about spray foam machine costs and discover if this option is right for you, reach out to a distributor today and discuss your options.

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