Southern California is known for great weather and mild winters, but whether you live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Diego County, you’re looking to save on your energy bill.
Spray foam insulation is one way to reduce energy costs, buffering your home from extreme temperatures and eliminating the need for excessive heating and cooling. Investing in spray foam insulation in your home will help keep your residence comfortable and benefit your family in a variety of ways.
Why Use Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is a substance originally used to insulate refrigeration units, but it found its way into residential buildings. This plastic foam acts as a sealant and is applied in walls, ducts, floors and common areas in the home where air is found to leak. Unlike traditional insulation made from cellulose or fiberglass, spray foam doesn’t sag or settle, and it provides a higher thermal resistance. It is ideal for closing up holes, cracks, and gaps left by joints in walls, ceiling fixtures and around plumbing.
In a hot SoCal summer, air conditioning is key. Keep the cool air in by having your home sealed with spray foam insulation. This insulation can be applied in hard to reach areas, crawlspaces, and roofs and will also keep warm air outside. The same is true in cooler months where proper insulation will reduce the need for continuous heating since warm air will not seep out, keeping your home warm and cozy.
Other Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
If an area is not airtight, other problems may arise. Insects and rodents also find their way into the home through baseboards, electrical outlets, windowsills, and the chimney. Spray foam insulation can close up these areas, preventing pests from entering into the home. In areas where pollution and other air quality concerns including pollen and smoke from wildfires in areas from Los Angeles to San Diego, spray from insulation can serve as a protection.
Spray foam insulation can reduce sound pollution. The sound from LA traffic, airplanes flying overhead or the sound of music from cars can all be kept outside with a well-insulated home. Sounds are also prevented from traveling from room to room, maintaining peace and privacy in the home.
Costly repairs can also be postponed or prevented by insulating the home with spray foam. If you are experiencing a leaky roof, a coat of spray foam can be applied to keep rainwater out until a more thorough repair or new roof installation can be done. If a new roof is needed, spray foam insulation can help meet Title 24 Cool Roof requirements, reducing heat absorption.
Different Types of Spray Foam Insulation
There are several types of spray foam. General sealants are uses for filling in gaps in walls, floors, and ducts. Foams made specifically for windows and doors will close up gaps there while not pushing frames out of alignment. Building codes often require that fire block sealants are used to fill gaps around electrical cables. However, for large jobs, there are spray foam insulation kits or plant-based eco foam options.
There are countless health, comfort and economic benefits of investing in spray foam insulation. To have your home assessed, please reach out to us today.