For many homeowners, the cost of spray foam creates some initial hesitation. Certainly, having your attic and crawlspace properly insulated with spray foam costs more than using the pink stuff that your mom and dad relied on; however, unlike the pink stuff and other traditional insulation, spray foam need only be applied once. After its application, homeowners can expect to save significantly for the lifetime of the house for a number of reasons.
Spray foam insulation reduces energy waste
By air sealing attic spaces and sub-flooring, spray foam insulation prevents conditioned air from escaping and extreme exterior temperatures from infiltrating a home. Energy waste can result in exorbitant utility bills in New Orleans. Homeowners like Kevin Buccola of Covington and Josephine Bienvenu of Ponchatoula have reported that their energy bills were cut in half when they invested in attic encapsulation and floor insulation. Buccola’s bill dropped from $400 each month to $200 or less!
Spray foam insulation lowers utility bills by maintaining temperatures
Once spray foam is installed in attics and crawl spaces, homeowners see an immediate improvement in the overall comfort of their homes. Ironically, the homes maintain more moderate temperatures without heating and cooling systems running constantly. The air sealing means that heated and cooled air stays where it’s needed: in the home. HVAC units, therefore, do not have to cycle on and off all day to maintain comfortable temperatures, adding to the savings on your heating and cooling costs.
Rebekah Olinde of New Orleans, who had her sub-flooring and attic insulated with spray foam, told us, “According to my programmable thermostat, my heater only comes on for 10-30 minutes a day [now], and when I turn the system off completely on nights and weekends when I’m away from home, I come back to find that the inside temperature never drops more than 5 or 10 degrees, even on cold days.”
Spray foam insulation takes the strain off HVAC units
By reducing the strain on your HVAC unit, spray foam insulation actually extends the life of this hard-working appliance. Most homeowners in southern Louisiana have experienced the tragic loss of an air conditioner on a day when summer temperatures were peaking. Allowing your heating and cooling system to work smarter, not harder, means less wear and tear and less money spent on repairs and replacements.
Spray foam insulation improves structural integrity
Spray foam insulation’s dense, rigid consistency actually strengthens floorboards and walls. Many New Orleans residents who own houses that are one hundred years old or more report that floorboards have ceased squeaking after spray foam was applied, and moisture as well as termites, two major contributors to structural damage, are drastically reduced by spray foam insulation.
Is spray foam insulation worth the investment?
While spray foam insulation may seem costly at the outset, it is a long-term solution to the high utility bills and energy inefficiency that contribute to wasted money. It doesn’t take long to recoup the money spent on spray foam insulation when it’s properly applied by experienced, certified spray foam contractors.
If you’re ready to join the thousands of Louisiana homeowners who have chosen spray foam insulation to improve their comfort, savings, and carbon footprint, contact the SPFA-certified, Louisiana-licensed contractors at Sunlight Contractors for an estimate on spray foam insulation for your home today.
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