Insulation is the most important factor in keeping your home heated and cooled. GW Homes is committed to providing an excellent air barrier system in all of our homes: Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation. Open Cell Spray Foam insulation is the superior choice for homes, and insulation expert Dennis Gerling of Tru Team is committed to helping us bring superior insulation to all of our Climate Sealed Homes.
85% of all homes built today are still built with traditional fiberglass bat insulation, but this is not the most efficient way to insulate your home. Fiberglass insulation essentially acts as a filter instead of barrier: air is still able to flow in and out of the home through the gaps and voids in fiberglass insulation which reduces efficiency and can negatively impact the air quality in your home.
And in Florida, it is important to have the best insulation. That is why GW Homes is committed to superior insulation: Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation. Unlike fiberglass insulation, Open Cell Spray Foam insulation acts as a complete barrier eliminating gaps and voids entirely and thus blocking airflow through the wall cavity. “In return, [this] helps with temperature differentials in the home, air quality and even safety,” says Gerling
Here are the top 5 benefits of Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation found in all GW Homes built today.
1.) Minimal Temperature Differentials
We’ve all been there. You know the house with the one room that just can’t get cool in the summer or warm in the winter? It seems to live in a climate separated from the rest of the house. This difference of temperatures in the home is called “Temperature Differential.” A noticeable temperature differential often occurs in homes insulated with fiberglass because of the inefficiency of this type of insulation in blocking air from flowing in and out of the house. And as the home ages, the problem only gets worse as the effectiveness of fiberglass insulation decreases over time. Both of these factors allow for greater temperature differentials in the home. However, Open Cell Spray Foam insulation acts as a complete barrier and does not allow air to flow in and out of the home through the wall cavities, says Gerling, thus temperatures will be consistent throughout your GW Climate Sealed Home.
2.) Air Quality Control
Do you or a loved one suffer from allergies? If so, you will certainly appreciate this next perk! Unlike fiberglass insulation, Open Cell Spray Foam insulation works as a complete barrier that blocks pollutants and allergens like dust, mold, and pollen from entering your home through the wall cavities which improves the overall air quality of your GW Climate Sealed Home!
3.) Cost Savings
Most people do not realize that fiberglass insulation needs to be replenished every 5-7 years, says Gerling, and this can end up costing the homeowner thousands of dollars over the life of the home. However, Open Cell Spray Foam insulation used in all GW Homes built today will last for the lifetime of your home, and it never needs to be replenished or replaced. Additionally, you can see up to a 50% reduction in home operating costs when using Spray Foam insulation compared to homes which use fiberglass insulation, says Gerling. This is yet another reason GW Homes is committed to our Climate Sealed Homes with Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation.
4.) Safety: Hurricane and Wind Resistant
One of the best and perhaps unexpected benefits of a GW Climate Sealed Home is that spray foam improves your home’s resistance to wind. According to Clemson University research, “spray foam can significantly improve the attachment of roof sheathing to trusses and rafters similar to the way construction adhesives help bond a floor system together,” says Gerling. This allows for a stronger roof that is more resistant to high-wind events like a hurricane.
5.) Sound: Superior Sound Absorption
Because spray foam acts as a complete barrier this means it also acts as a superior sound absorption system for your home reducing loud outside noises like a jet flying over or a lawnmower. This allows for a superior, peaceful experience inside your GW Climate Sealed Home.
With improved air quality, reduced costs, enhanced wind protection and superior sound absorption, what’s not to love? GW Homes is committed to bringing you the best in your home. That is why every GW Home is Climate Sealed with Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation.