If you have high heating and cooling bills, it could be due to a lack of insulation in your home. Over time, the batting insulation in the walls may shift, falling down and leaving the majority of the wall uninsulated. Unfortunately, if you want to repair the problem or add more batting, you will need to take one side of the wall down to put it in. Luckily, there is a much easier way to take care of the problem and that is by using spray foam insulation instead. In addition to being easier to install, here are a few more benefits you will receive with this type of insulation.
Insects and small rodents can squeeze into your home through the smallest of cracks or holes. When you use spray foam insulation, it fills in any tiny crack and then expands. Once the foam expands, it hardens making it impossible for critters to get inside. The foam will find cracks and crevices you never knew were there.
Mold and Mildew Prevention
Fiberglass batting can become wet when the interior of the walls sweats or if there is a slight leak. Damp and dark spaces are the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Once in your walls, they can produce spores and toxins that can make your family sick. Spray foam insulation hardens and is not a viable place for mold and mildew to grow. In addition, as the foam completely seals the walls, there is very little chance for moisture to get in.
The hardened foam increases the density and sturdiness of your walls. They will be harder to damage and will withstand stronger winds, rain, and other elemental problems. In addition, as your walls normally shift with settling they will be better able to stay sturdy so you won't have to worry about the floors and ceilings warping and falling.
Contact an insulation service to discuss getting spray foam insulation in your home. They will come and inspect the house and then make recommendations for ways to get the foam into your walls. In most cases, a few holes will be made to allow for the foam to be sprayed into the walls. Once the walls have been filled, they will repair the holes. The job can be done in just a few hours, depending on the size of the house. You will immediately notice that your home stays at a more constant temperature due to the added insulation and will save you money on your next heating or cooling bill.Share