Invest in Your Home and Your Health
“There’s no place like home” “The first wealth is good health.” “A penny saved is a penny earned.” They’re commonly heard expressions. But investing in spray foam insulation will remind you that these sayings are far more than just mere words. They’re important truths.
A spray foam home is a comfortable home.
Open cell spray foam’s texture of little intermeshed bubbles results in an insulation value of R-3.5 to R-4 per inch. This unique texture effectively seals cracks and crevices that otherwise allow outside air and moisture to creep in and threaten your comfort.
What’s more, spray foam dramatically improves temperature consistency in your home. When used for attic encapsulation, it’s especially effective at keeping high temperatures from forcing hot air through openings around joints, light fixtures and air ducts.
A spray foam home is a healthy home.
Those same gaps that allow passage of unwanted air can let in a whole range of nasties. Dust, mold, pollen and other allergens can do more than interfere with your comfort; they can make you downright sick.
Spray foam’s unparalleled ability to form both moisture and vapor barriers helps you ward off allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other respiratory problems caused by these “unwelcome house guests.” What’s more, since both open and closed cell spray foam are mold-retardant, they work extra hard to keep those pesky spores at bay.
A spray-foamed home is an energy-efficient home.
And everyone knows that “energy-efficient” also means “money-saving”!
Industry experts have estimated that as much as 40% of a building’s energy can be lost because of air infiltration. By sealing holes and air leaks that allow air escape, spray foam prevents your HVAC from having to work so hard, thereby cutting down on the dollars you have to shell out for those unnecessarily high heating and cooling bills.
According to the EPA Department of Energy, 48% of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Now consider that EPA’s Energy Star program says that proper insulation and elimination of air leaks can net you as much as 20% in monthly energy cost savings. Invest in spray foam now and keep those savings in your pocket!
The spray polyurethane foam experts at Sunlight Contractors will perform a home energy audit, then show you exactly where and how spray foam can turn your home into a comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient haven that even saves you money. Here’s another saying for you: “A word to the wise is sufficient.” And the word is Sunlight!