Learn how spray foam insulation compares to other types of insulation.
Learn the differences between spray foam insulation and other types of insulation, like cellulose and fiberglass. Spray Foam stops air leaks in homes and other building types. Improve your energy-efficiency and home comfort all year round and reduces HVAC use.
Spray Foam Insulation
Open Cell & Closed Cell
Like a warm windbreaker, spray foam stops cold air from passing through your home.
Spray foam insulation is a modern material that’s been used for over 30 years!
EXPANDS TO FILL THE SPACES
Spray foam expands up to 100 times its original size to fill every corner of your home’s envelope, ensuring maximum insulation!
WONT HOLD WATER
Many open cell spray foam options allows for water to pass through rather than holding it, and most closed cell spray foam doesn’t let it in at all.
STAYS IN PLACE
Spray foam insulation is completely solid when it sets even if it is applied vertically, it also doesn’t produce any dust.
Spray foam’s air sealing qualities help reduce the amount of dust, allergens and pollutants entering your home, helping to protect you and your family from allergies.
THE GREENER OPTION
Many spray foams do not contain harmful components that hurt the environment, making them safer to have installed.
DOESN’T ATTRACT PESTS
Many spray foams do not provide a food source for pests and other nasty critters, and it does not make for good nests.
Fiberglass & Cellulose Insulation
Traditional Insulation operate more like a woolen sweater, allowing the air to pass through.
Fiberglass is an old technology, and cellulose is little more than shredded newspaper.
HARD TO INSTALL PERFECTLY
Any spaces and gaps that aren’t filled can equate to the size of a basketball, with enough air leakage everyday to fill two air blimps!
MAY RETAIN WATER
Traditional insulation can retain water, which can damage your home, reduce the functionality of the insulation, and contribute to mold growth.
SETTLES OVER TIME
Traditional insulation can settle over time, further allowing air to pass through. When was the last time you checked your current insulation?
ALLERGENS PASS THROUGH
Traditional insulation can be dusty and could allow allergens and other pollutants to enter your home which can trigger allergies and respiratory issues like asthma.
Most fiberglass contains formaldehyde, and may emit formaldehyde fumes into your home during installation.
Fiberglass and cellulose can be torn apart by pests as a food source, and some even use the insulation for nesting.
The Benefits of Spray Foam
Why Choose Spray Foam Insulation? Here are just a few benefits.
Spray foam insulation installed by Envelope Group is a premium product that pays for itself quickly. You may be able to reduce the size of your heating and cooling equipment, saving installation or replacements costs.
Keep a Healthy Home
By air sealing your home, you can help block pollutants that can affect your health. Dust and dirt, mold and moisture, radon, exhaust fumes, and carbon monoxide are reduced to keep your home and air clean.
Create a cocoon effect by air sealing your home with spray foam insulation. Seal between heated/cooled living spaces and unconditioned spaces, to maintain even temperatures throughout your home.
Protect Your Home
Spray foam insulation can help your home last a long time. Some Spray Foam options can offer extra structural stability to your walls which can’t be achieved using traditional forms of insulation.
Spray Foam: More Than Just Insulation
Go beyond traditional insulation - Spray foam is also an air barrier that completely fills any crack or crevice to provide a superior air seal. Go with a complete insulation and air barrier solution that often pays for itself.
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