By: Lucas Insulation Thursday, May 28, 2015
As a contractor that makes recommendations to your clients on the best insulation for their homes, giving them the best advantage is key. Foam insulation is a useful alternative for a number of reasons that are beneficial to your customers. Let’s look at the benefits:
With foam insulation, there is no down time in a retrofit job. Your home does not have to withstand any breaks in the wall, and the small hole that will be used for installation can be easily repaired.
The sealing properties of foam insulation makes it a great solution for insulation. It quickly swells to seal any cracks and irregular shapes, does not shrink or settle and adds structural strength to the area. This is a big improvement over fiberglass insulation. Spray foam can be used all over the home, such as in wiring holes, attics, plumbing vents, recessed light ducts, and under roofing. Spray foam helps to prevent moisture and the growth of mold and mildew.
As all cracks and crevices are filled, foam insulation helps to keep both hot and cold air inside without seepage. This helps conserve energy while controlling energy costs. One of the main culprits of a high energy bill is due to air leaks, gaps and holes. Foam insulation not only insulates the space, but acts as an air barrier.
When using foam insulation with your roofing system, it can improve the strength of your building, eliminating the likelihood of water seeping through seams and fasteners, while increasing the resistance to wind uplift.
While foam insulation helps to prevent moisture, it can also eliminate dust, insects and pollen with its barrier-like qualities. Having a consistent temperature that does not fluctuate can keep your home comfortable at all times. Foam insulation also works as a noise reduction agent, which will keep inside noise in, and outside noise to a minimum.
These are just a few reasons why suggesting foam insulation to your client is a good idea. For more information on foam insulation and how it can benefit your home, contact the team at Lucas Insulation today!