It’s getting hot outside, and we’re all stuck inside more often than usual due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Energy efficiency has never been more important!
With rising temperatures, that air conditioner is bound to start making an appearance. Without the technical jargon, you might wonder what makes spray foam insulation (SPI) so energy-efficient. Why is it a great investment in your home? What makes spray foam insulation better than fiberglass insulation?
Let’s answer that question as simply as we can.
Why is Spray Foam Insulation More Energy-Efficient?
According to the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA):
- Polyurethane foams have one of the highest insulating R-values per inch of all the available products on the market today. With typical values ranging from 3.5 to 6.0 per inch, it is possible to maximize efficiency, increase space utilization and reduce operating costs, while having thinner walls and a lower profile roofs.
- Studies show that increasing the thickness of your roof insulation by 1″ or more above the ASHRAE required thickness significantly reduces your energy costs.
- SPF sealants that are applied to cracks around window frames expand to fill energy-wasting (escaping) gaps around the window, which increases your buildings energy efficiency.
- Energy studies performed by Texas A & M on their own roofs show the energy cost reductions obtained by applying SPF to more than 8 million square feet of roofing paid for the cost of the retrofit in a little over three years.
- Cool roofs (using reflective plastic coverings over SPF insulated roofs) bounce sunlight and radiant heat away from a building, helping the structure stay cool and reducing energy use for cooling.
But at the end of the day, you just want to dance with your daughter in the living room, right?
When considering how to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable, upgrading to spray foam insulation can make a significant difference. You may not completely understand how it works; you just want to know it does. Our team at Scorpion Spray Foam Insulation will keep your home, business or metal buildings warm in winter and cool in summer.