Spray foam insulation is a great alternative to traditional insulation. Although it is more expensive than traditional insulation, it is a great deal more energy efficient. When properly installed, your attic area will be completely sealed and there will be no air flow in or out of your attic space.
When you achieve a sealed attic, this is what produces the energy efficiency. When you have a sealed attic, your attic temperature will generally be 50 degrees cooler than a non-sealed attic. This results in truly amazing energy efficiency for your home. Instead of the AC turning on and off 10 times in the summer time, your AC might only have to work 3 or 4 times in an hour which will significantly reduce your power bill.
We have had three homes in our neighborhood have their attics sealed with spray foam insulation over the past year, and they have been very happy with the results. Their power bills have been reduced by about 25-35%, and they also have better storage areas in their attics. The work was done by www.sprayfoamorlando.org and they also can do an energy analysis on your home, which is nice.
Another terrific benefit of spray foam is that your attic will be dry and insect-free. When you have your soffits open like most homes are constructed, this result in insects and critters entering your attic space. There is just no way to avoid it. They are so efficient at entering this space that it is nearly a losing battle. However, once you seal your home attic with spray foam, then you won’t have to worry about these critters setting up house in your attic. And what a relief this is!
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