Comfort… it’s what your home should be all about. Home is a place to rest a weary head. It is a space where you can be yourself. Home is respite, rejuvenation, and relaxation. But when your home’s temperature isn’t ideal, that place of comfort quickly becomes anything but. Luckily, if you want to avoid a less-than-ideal home temperature, the solution is simple: spray foam insulation.
Spray polyurethane foam insulation creates a durable barrier between your home’s interior and the outside world. It outperforms and outlasts conventional insulation. Plus, it dramatically boosts a house’s energy efficiency, allowing you to cool or heat it for less.
If you are wondering why spray foam insulation is the best choice for your home, here’s what you need to know.
Why We Offer Spray Foam Insulation
At GW Homes, we pride ourselves on being pioneers in the energy-efficient home industry. We were the first builder to bring an entirely GREEN home to the Gainesville, Florida, community, and one of the first developers to do so in the state.
We became the first Alachua County Builder to make Climate Sealed Homes our standard. That’s why we offer (and prefer) innovative home energy solutions like spray insulation. This approach aligns with our priorities, allowing us to provide energy efficiency to customers. Plus, it helps homeowners keep their energy costs down, something that benefits them and our communities.
We are pleased to partner with TopBuild/TruTeam, a Fortune 1000 company, the nation’s largest vendor in the insulation industry, and the world’s largest installer of insulation. And we use high quality Gaco SprayFoam from Firestone Building Products in every new home we build.
7 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
1. You’ll Save Money
Did you know that most of your home’s energy costs are related to temperature control? Heating and cooling a home is expensive. And, if you’re insulation isn’t creating the best barrier, you’re spending more than you should.
With spray foam insulation, you can reduce that cost. Since spray foam creates a robust, durable barrier, there’s less heat transfer between the outside world and your house. You can stay comfortable while reducing your monthly expenses. It really is a win-win.
2. Allergy Relief
Many people don’t realize that their home’s insulation can impact their allergies, but it’s true. When you create a reliable air barrier, you can reduce exposure to mold, pollen, dust, and a range of airborne pollutants.
Additionally, spray foam is mold and mildew resistant. Since the material doesn’t serve as a potential food source – something that can be an issue with other materials – growth is less likely. That means, by using high-quality spray foam, your house can be a haven, a place where you can reduce your exposure and get some relief.
3. Peace and Quiet
Living near the hustle-and-bustle has its benefits. You can be close to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and other community members. The trick is, being at the center of it all also brings with it a challenge: noise.
With spray foam insulation, you get superior noise reduction. It reduces noise transfer through exterior walls. Not only will the outside noises stay out, but the inside noises stay in. You get peace and quiet, as well as privacy. If that won’t make your home a happier place, what will?
4. Security and Durability
While no one likes to think that the worst can happen to them, it’s smart to prepare like it might. Spray foam insulation provides superior protection in comparison to conventional insulation.
First, spray foam insulation can shift and flex, allowing it to adjust as a home settles over time. It is also better equipped to deal with humidity, rain, and wind, all of which can be damaging. Finally, spray foam insulation has a fire suppressant mixed in, allowing it to not just reduce the risk of fire spreading, but potentially decrease the chances of a structure catching fire in the first place.
5. Extreme Weather Protection
With spray foam insulation, you get superior protection from extreme weather. Incredibly high or low temperatures are easier to manage, ensuring you can keep your home comfortable no matter what the mercury’s doing outside. The sound insulating qualities mean swirling winds and clapping thunderstorms aren’t as likely to disturb your sleep, reducing the amount of noise that makes it inside.
6. Moisture Barrier
When you use conventional insulation, your insulation isn’t going to protect your home from potential water or moisture damage. Instead, it can actually make a problem worse, holding moisture against the structure, promoting rot and mold growth.
With spray foam, you can create a stronger moisture barrier. It can prevent water from creeping into your walls, and may even reduce the damage caused by catastrophic events, like burst pipes and flooding.
7. More Life
Conventional insulation isn’t designed to last forever. Fiberglass sags as it ages, making a replacement necessary. It’s also susceptible to water damage, dirt, and mold and mildew growth. Plus, when fiberglass or cellulose insulation is plagued by dirt, mildew, or mold, it isn’t as effective. Then, you have to settle for higher energy bills, uncomfortable home temperatures, or the cost of replacing the insulation.
Spray foam insulation has the ability to stand the test of time. It doesn’t degrade or lose its shape over the years, predominately staying put as time passes. Additionally, spray foam maintains its integrity. It performs at optimal levels of decades, if not longer.
Spray foam insulation is a superior product. It provides homeowners with so much more than conventional insulation can, including allergen protection, moisture barriers, safety benefits, and noise reduction.
Plus, spray foam insulation is the energy-efficient choice. Your home can remain comfortable while you keep your energy bills down. That’s a win for you and a win for the environment. Can you ask for anything better?
For more information, visit our web page on Climate-Sealed Foam.