There can be a number of different reasons a homeowner may want to build an addition onto their current home, but most often, the choice comes down to convenience. Perhaps you can’t afford to move to a larger home, or you don’t want to change neighborhoods. It could also be as simple as hating the idea of packing up your entire home. The point is that more space is needed or desired, and building up or out makes the most sense to you.
One of the most important factors to consider in building your new addition, aside from structural issues, is how you choose to insulate it. After all, you want the new part of your home to get used as much as the old part, right?
The ideal insulation to have installed is spray foam insulation, such as Icynene, because it combines the best of insulating, air sealing and energy efficiency. First of all, Icynene expands to 100 times its original size upon application, meaning it fills all of the tiny gaps and holes that insulation made from traditional materials might not reach. The result is an effective air barrier in your home, wherever it is applied. What this can mean is fewer drafts, and therefore a more comfortable room temperature in your new addition. This, in turn, can help to minimize the heating and cooling costs that adding an addition can lead to.
Find a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to discover more reasons to choose Icynene.