For homeowners in the Atlanta area who are looking to boost home comfort and energy efficiency, there is perhaps no better upgrade to make than high-performance insulation. A well-insulated home is one that allows for cool comfort during the summer and warm relaxation when the temperatures outside begin to fall.
For the average homeowner, however, it can be difficult to determine exactly what type of insulation is the right option, and knowing how to get the right amount of bang for your buck can be easier said than done. At Arbor, we believe the answer is simple—spray foam insulation.
Why Spray Foam?
There are a number of reasons why many of today’s top building science experts are recommending spray foam insulation. To understand why, one must only consider the basic principles of air sealing.
Many Atlanta homes are under-insulated—as many as 90% of American homes lack the proper amount of insulation. Coupled with the fact that most homes are filled with numerous tiny cracks and gaps that allow for unwanted airflow to occur, and it’s no wonder why drafts are so problematic in homes in and around Atlanta.
Spray foam insulation originates as a liquid, which is literally sprayed into sections of the home. As the material hardens, it creates a barrier that takes care of any cracks and gaps that might be found through your house, thus playing the role of air sealing.
This is contrary to other forms of insulation like batting, which can be “wedged-in” and isn’t capable of sealing anything off. Spray foam covers both ends of the spectrum, insulating your home effectively and ensuring that unwanted air leaks stop.
Is Spray Foam a Good Value?
One of the main things that gets in the way of many people who are interested in moving towards spray foam insulation for their homes is the upfront cost. While it’s true that spray foam can cost more to install than fiberglass insulation for example, it’s leaps and bounds more effective at keeping your home properly conditioned. This means that you’ll benefit from a comfortable living environment, better indoor air quality and lower energy bills for the foreseeable future.
Most people will agree that these benefits far outweigh the nominal extra cost associated with installing spray foam, and the benefits are instantaneous.
Removing Your Old Insulation
Depending upon the particulars of your home, it may or may not be necessary to remove your existing insulation when installing spray foam so as to enhance its effectiveness. Unlike our competitors, we utilize a high-powered vacuum designed specifically for the purpose of insulation removal, which leaves your home free of contaminated insulation.
Once the old insulation is removed, we’ll install your new, high-efficiency spray foam insulation, as well as an ignition barrier (a fire-rated treatment paint or material) to bring the job up to code. This is an important step that often goes overlooked, and something that we place a lot of focus on getting right.
Call Us Today to Learn More
At Arbor Insulation Solutions, we know that each home we service is unique. There are a variety of elements that need to be taken into consideration in order to foster a proper install, such as the size of the property, accessibility and areas that require spraying, among others. We’ll work with you and your budget to come up with a solution that fits your needs and doesn’t put you in the red.
It’s time to see what spray foam insulation can do for your home. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.