Why Add Foam Insulation When Remodeling?
- Cut current utility bills by nearly 30-50%
- Cut down on dusts, pollens, allergens in the home
- More comfortable home with consistent temperatures
- Air sealing capabilities
- Highest R-value per inch
Typically, on remodels, spray foam is left to be the only option. With limited space for insulation, spray foam can outperform 20”+ of loose fill insulation in as little as 4-5”. Upgrading insulation in an existing building tends to reveal the best savings because those older houses tend to leak a lot of energy. Spray foam will seal up those cracks and crevices, leaving you a much more efficient and quiet home. Those customers also tend to be the happiest as they get to see a utility bill before and after foam, on average seeing a savings of 30-50%.
Remodeling can be as simple as an attic re-insulation, which is when we remove the existing insulation and either spray foam the roof deck of the home or the flat ceilings. Either way, foam is going to drastically reduce the amount of dust, pollen, allergens, etc. with the air seal capabilities, making for a much cleaner home for the whole family.
Everybody has that one room that always gets more hot or more cold than the rest of the house. This is due to the loose-fill insulation and the inconsistent amounts that were blown everywhere. Spray foam and its high efficiency capabilities allows for a consistent home temperature and a retention of energy produced.
Another common remodel is turning the attic of farm houses into livable spaces. Commonly, these rafters were built with true 2×4’s, leaving just under 4 inches for insulation, or an R13 fiberglass batt. Spray foam can outperform that insulation by double while eliminating the need to ventilate those cavities. We have seen many instances where these farm houses add total living square footage to the home but end up cutting their utility bill due to their upgraded foam insulation package.