If you’re tired of trying to balance keeping your home comfortable without running up your utility bills, attic spray foam insulation may be the best option for you and your family. Our spray foam insulation reduces three types of heat flow, including:
- Conduction – heat transfer through materials, like roofing and flooring
- Convection – heat transfer through air, like hot air to your second floor or cool air sinking
- Radiant transfer – heat transfer through light such as the back of your couch getting warm from a sunbeam.
By properly insulating your attic, you can stop hot air from entering your attic and flowing into your living spaces while blocking cooled or heated air during the summer and winter from seeping into your attic. Your HVAC can run less, saving you money and extending the life of your unit.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
For decades, fiberglass or cellulose were the two main options for insulation. Now, spray foam is rapidly growing in popularity. Liquid isocyanate and liquid polyol, two organic compounds, are kept in separate tanks, but when combined and sprayed, they react to create a thick, expanding foam that dries into a water and air resistant substance.
Because it comes out liquid, it can be applied to almost any area, from coating the walls and eaves of your Wake Forest attic, to sealing gaps around windows, doors, and where the floor meets the walls.
The Benefits of Attic Foam Insulation in Wake Forest
The biggest benefit of attic spray foam installation in your home is the increase in energy efficiency you’ll see almost immediately. Once we seal up drafts and cracks and block the flow of hot air in and out of your attic, your home’s temperature is much easier to regulate.
Other benefits of attic spray foam insulation include:
- It’s water resistant and can stop mold and mildew from growing in your attic.
- The rigid texture helps your attic’s structural integrity.
- Less likely to see pests and insects because this type of insulation isn’t a food source for them.
- Spray foam insulation takes decades or more to break down and degrade, unlike fiberglass and cellulose that break down and lose the majority of their volume within a few years.
- There are no allergens, dust, or particles to aggravate breathing or cause allergic reactions
- Spray foam insulation is a more environmentally safe option than fiberglass.
Insulation Effectiveness and R-Values
The R-value rating shows how effective or a type of insulation is against conductive heat transfer; the higher the rating, the better it works. Fiberglass and cellulose rolls and batts have a 3.5 rating and a 4.0 rating, respectively. Our spray foam insulation is assigned an R-value of 7.0, making it twice as effective at blocking and preventing heat flow into and out of your attic than fiberglass.
How We Install Attic Foam Insulation into Your Wake Forest Home
Our first step to adding spray foam insulation to your attic is to get rid of any old insulation you may already have. We need to start with a clean slate before we can spray the insulation.
Next, our technicians run a hose between the two liquid polymers, then run the hose into your attic. From there, the techs coat your walls, eaves, and even your floors if needed. All gaps are filled and crevices sealed and your Wake Forest home will have an air and moisture resistant barrier in the attic.
Finally, once the foam is dry and turns to a solid state, our techs trim any excess phone and clean up the area. From start to finish, this is a quick project, but it does require a professional due to the chemicals we work with.
Does Your Attic Need to “Breathe?”
For decades, people believed their attics needed ventilation to “breathe,” and to keep air and moisture circulating to prevent heat and moisture build up. However, the ventilation spaces are only necessary when there are small cracks and gaps letting in hot or cold air and moisture to begin with. Attic spray foam insulation seals your entire attic, including ventilation, so there’s no hot air or moisture entering your home, thus, no need to ventilate.
Contact Your Attic Foam Insulation Experts in Wake Forest Today!
For lower utility bills and a comfortable, healthy home, contact us to learn more about attic spray foam insulation in Wake Forest! Call us at 919-847-7072 or fill out our online form to schedule a free no-obligation estimate today!