Making the decision to install spray foam insulation is certainly no easy task. There’s no denying the cost involved, but many people don’t see the huge benefits and return on investment that comes along with foam insulation.
Below is a discussion of spray foam insulation’s benefits between past host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty Pennington, and Icynence Vice President, Betsy Cosper.
1. Shutting Down Allergy Season
Why do we go through the trouble of pumping air into our homes? Quite simply, we expect the air in our homes to be clean.
Allergy season is rolling in soon, unfortunately for us in the Ohio River Valley. Spray foam insulation essentially creates an airtight seal between your home and outside air. This seal restricts irritants from collecting in your air ducts, which greatly helps prevent mold, pollen, dust, and other allergens from spreading around your home. In plain terms: spray foam insulation protects you and your family from allergies.
2. Lower Your Monthly Energy Bill
Habitat for Humanity wrote a case study comparing two homes — one insulated with foam and another insulated with fiberglass. They studied energy consumption in the two homes for five months and, after that period, found the home with fiberglass insulation owed in excess of $500 more than the home with foam insulation. Think about what you could do with that extra $500!
Imagine those costs extended over a 20-year period and it’s easy to conclude spray foam insulation is a very worthwhile investment.
3. Increase the Resale Value of Your Home
Spray foam typically lasts for the lifetime of a house, so you don’t have to go through the process of replacing it as often as other forms of insulation. This characteristic of spray foam also typically increases the resale value of your home, leading to a positive return on investment.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of spray foam insulation. If you’d like to learn more, we would love to schedule a free consultation with you.