Flatland Roofing & Insulation Explains Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation creates a custom air-tight seal that blocks the transfer of heat between the interior and exterior. This helps reduce energy consumption by as much as 50% right away. The material can also help cut HVAC system sizing by up to 35%.

It’s a great choice for homes that need extra insulation, and it can be installed in the roof, walls, basement, attic, or anywhere else that needs it. It’s also a more versatile option than traditional batt-style insulation because it can fill nooks and crannies, creating an even more snug and efficient home.

Improving Indoor Comfort: The Role of Spray Foam Insulation

This type of insulation is available in both closed-cell and open-cell options. Closed cell is more expensive, but it is stronger and offers a better vapor barrier. Open-cell is a little cheaper, but it doesn’t provide as good of an insulating effect. It’s important to work with a company that uses an independently verified, certified spray foam product so you can be sure you’re getting the best quality.

Homeowners can choose to do this project themselves using DIY kits, but professional installation is recommended for the best results. There are some nuances to the installation process, and achieving consistent coverage and expansion can be challenging without prior experience.

During the installation, homeowners should be sure to vacate the house and wear masks, goggles, and breathing apparatuses. The chemicals used in spray foam can off-gas for a while after the application, so it’s necessary to remain out of the house until the curing process is complete. This generally takes 1-3 days.

Flatland Roofing & Insulation
706 Elm Street Po Box 102, Hartley TX, 79044