From Open Energy Information

Spray foam insulation seals the entire house or building thus preventing air to get inside or escape. This spray foam insulation somewhat creates a “building envelope” that contains air inside so that your HVAC system will work lesser so electrical costs will also be less expensive as well. Aside from that, spray foam insulation adds value to your home. This is because should you decide to sell your home in the future, you can sell it at a higher price value knowing that its new owners will no longer install spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation can provide a more comfortable home and can significantly lower your electric bills. It is a good solution in order to seal your home from air and moisture, strengthen and add value to it and protect your home from molds and other airborne pollutants.

Today, more and more people are utilizing spray on insulation because of the fact that it provides huge savings. The cost of spray on insulation can be recovered in less than 5 years simply through energy savings alone. Spray on insulation also helps reduce moisture and mold. This is because spray on insulation controls moisture. Without moisture, molds and mold spores could not survive because these elements readily need excessive moisture. Because of the tight barrier that spray on insulation provides for every home, health and wellness among family members are secured as entities that may thrive on moist spaces are reduced.

According to a study conducted by the Department of Energy (DOE), 40% of your home’s energy is lost due to air escaping in wall sockets, floors, attics and ceilings. Because of this, you pay high electric bills without totally maximizing your HVAC system. A benefit that one can get from foam insulation is high R-value. Sprayed polyurethane foam has an R-value of 6.0 per 1 inch thickness. This enables foam insulation to provide more thermal resistance by just using less materials and resources as compared to other insulation types. Because of this, foam insulation is commonly used to insulate residential homes, industrial buildings as well as commercial spaces.