Looking into new insulation for your home because you’re tired of high heating costs each winter? Closed cell spray foam is the answer. And with the weather getting colder with each passing week, the insulation experts here at Lewis Insulation would like to take some time to discuss the many benefits of closed cell spray foam insulation for your Minnetonka area home.
For one, closed cell spray foam insulation can reach every nook and cranny of the home. Heat transfer and air flow both contribute to the comfort and energy efficiency of a home. With closed cell spray foam insulation you create a barrier to keep warm air from escaping and cold air from getting in. Spray foam insulation completely fill the cavities, including any gaps and crevices in your roof and walls stopping any air leakage and movement. While other types of insulation are great at this, closed cell spray foam insulation is simply the best as it provides both heat resistance and an air seal. It’s really able to get into the smallest crevices within a home’s attic, walls etc.
Since spray foam insulation expands and fills in cracks, it creates a seamless air barrier, improving the air quality in your home and reducing energy costs.
Closed cell spray foam also strengthens the structure of your home and protects the internal air from mold, allergens, and airborne pollutants.
R-value is the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Closed cell spray foam insulation has a very high R-value of around 7. Compare that to fiberglass which offers an R-value of about 3.7.
Closed cell spray foam is sprayed at a high heat temperature, using specialized equipment & expands & hardens within minutes. Closed cell spray foam will not shrink or settle over time, so you can enjoy the energy saving costs for the life of your home. Closed cell spray foam can be applied in non-vented attics, walls, ceilings, attics, floors, foundations, crawl spaces, around piping, etc.
And, these are just some of the ways closed cell spray foam works to keep you and your household warm all winter. Closed cell spray foam insulation really is a smart choice year round because it’s great at creating an air seal in your home as well as a barrier that will hold in those comfortable temperatures.
Ready to learn more about closed cell spray foam insulation for your Minnetonka area home? Call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612, or you can contact us and request a Free Estimate.