Not All Foam Insulation is Created Equal

June 6, 2017 adamb@evidently.com

Not All Spray Foam Insulation is Created Equal

 

There’s no question we’ve all been there – you’re already short on cash, and suddenly, an unexpected expense comes up, leaving you wondering how you’ll make it to the next paycheck. If this were to happen to you, right as your home was experiencing serious flooding, it would be completely understandable to want to cut corners, wherever possible. One place you should never cut corners is with, though, is foam insulation. After all, not all spray on insulation is the same, and going with the least expensive insulation isn’t always the best way to save money.

For example, if you choose a cheaper DIY spray on insulation, as opposed to Icynene spray foam insulation, there are several ways that you may end up paying more in the long run.

  1. The potential mess you will have to clean up. Spray foam may appear to be straightforward, as far as installation is concerned, but how prepared are you for the fallout should things get messy? A licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor will come equipped for every scenario, having taken part in a comprehensive training program in order to be licensed.
  2. Not applying enough spray foam. There’s a good chance you won’t purchase that extra DIY spray foam kit, if only a tiny amount will end up getting used. And the fact is, if you’re leaving areas of your home with inadequate spray foam coverage, whether you realize it or not, you may be left with ineffective insulation in your home. A licensed Icynene contractor can anticipate nooks and crannies in your home that would normally be missed during your own installation of spray foam.

Correct and accurate spray foam installation is an Icynene contractor’s job. Understanding how much, and where, to apply spray foam insulation, is part of Icynene’s licensing program, which must be completed for any contractor to be able to use Icynene spray foam insulation.

Insulating your home with Icynene spray foam may end up being a higher cost up front, but the air seal that Icynene creates in your home will contribute to a reduction of air loss, helping to lower your heating and cooling bills. Over time, the money you save from those bills can end up proving that the more costly insulation was well worth the investment, in the end.

Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out why Icynene spray foam insulation is the best choice for your home, or your project.

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