Benefits of Foam Insulation for Kentucky




foam insulation benefits for Kentucky homes

High R-Value

Sprayed polyurethane foam has an aged R-value of approximately 6.0 per 1 inch thickness (depending on the particular formulation and application, higher values have been achieved), enabling it to provide more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of commercial insulation material. SPF systems are frequently used to insulate and protect a wide variety of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Monthly energy and utility savings of 30% or greater have been reported by consumers.


Prevents Air, Moisture and Gas Infiltration

Studies have shown that as much as 40% of a building's total energy loss is due to air infiltration. Traditional fiberglass insulation is only stapled, or placed into the wall cavities and does not seal the stud and wall cavities from end to end, or top to bottom. Air infiltration can pass through these gaps, making it far less efficient than SPF. SPF not only adheres to, but forms to the walls and floors to create a tight seal and insulating barrier that stops this air leakage. SPF also boasts the highest R-value per inch than any other commercial material, (upwards of R-7.0, compared with Fiberglass at R-3.5) making your home more comfortable and less expensive to heat in the winter, and cool in the summer.

Since SPF acts as an air barrier, it also helps to reduce moisture infiltration, which is a source of dangerous mold and mildew growth in the home, and can cause severe health problems to its occupants. So save your family and save money at the same time with SPF home insulation systems. Moisture infiltration can also cause structural damage to your home or building.

Kentucky Attic Insulation

Attic Insulation

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Kentucky Crawl Space Insulation

Crawl Space Insulation

Prevent cold air, warm air, contaminatants from entering your KY home.

Different types of foam insulation - closed-cell vs. open-cell

Closed-Cell and Open-Cell Foam Differences

Learn all about closed-cell and open-cell foam and the properties, benefits, and uses for each.

Ice Dam Prevention

What causes ice dams? How can you prevent them? You can start with foam insulation.

Foam Insulation Strengthens

Spray foam reinforces both the studs and the exterior sheathing inside the walls.

Building Envelope with Insulation

How can you can you control temperature, movement of air, and moisture both into and out of a home?

Did You Know?

SPF Saves You Money and Pays for Itself

SPF home insulation saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills. SPF is used to seal the entire “building envelope” of your home to prevent air and moisture infiltration. The US Department of Energy (DOE) studies show that 40% of your home’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. This air infiltrates the home in the form of drafts through walls sockets, windows and doorways. Often times no expensive building wrap or additional vapor protection is required during construction when using SPF, saving money yet again.

  • Air infiltration can increase energy costs in buildings 10 to 40%.
  • SPF reduces air infiltration allowing insulation to be more effective and reducing the demands on HVAC equipment.
  • SPF reduces moisture infiltration by reducing air leakage.
  • SPF adds structural strength to walls and ceilings.
  • SPF reduces sound transfer into buildings. Most sound from outside is carried into the building through cracks and air leaks. SPF, by stopping the air infiltration, also helps keep sounds out.
  • SPF minimizes dew point problems and condensation.
  • SPF resists heat transfers through air infiltration regardless of flow direction.
  • SPF provides reliable R-values under the most extreme conditions, and dependable and durable protection against heat loss or gain.
  • SPF minimizes thermal bridging, which can cause higher energy usage and cost.
  • SPF out-performs conventional insulation materials because they (conventional insulation materials) trap still-dry air and if that air moves or becomes wet, the thermal resistance can drop by 50%.
  • According to ASHRAE, a 3% void area in a wall cavity represents a 15% reduction in wall R-value.

Homeowner's Guide to Foam Insulation

Evaluating Your KY Home, Your Needs, and Your Preferences

Spray foam is the fastest growing insulation material on the market because it lowers energy bills and improves occupant comfort. Our experienced KY contractors install foam insulation in and around the state of Kentucky. Find out more about getting SPF installed in your home here.

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