Are you considering spray foam to insulate your home? Homeowners in Georgia who chose spray foam insulation recommend it, because it helped:
When looking into spray foam insulation for your home, it is very easy to see that there are numerous benefits. While it is common to think about upfront investment cost, and rightfully so, it is much more important to think about the return on your investment. Since spray foam insulation is designed to keep air from escaping your home, it will keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This translates into running your heat or air conditoning less, and saving money for years to come. Dr. Energy Saver by Arbor Insulation Solutions has been the go to spray foam insulation contractor since 2009, so you can trust that we will do the job right the first time.
Increase your comfort and decrease your energy bills with spray foam insulation in Milton, Johns Creek, Atlanta, Roswell, Alpharetta, and nearby cities and towns such as Sandy Springs, Big Creek, Dunwoody, Norcross, and more. We are your trusted spray insulation contractor in Georgia.
1-part foam: You've seen and probably used this type of spray foam, which comes in pressurized cans that are sold at home centers and hardware stores under brand names like GREAT STUFF™. This single-component foam is super-sticky, and expands at different rates (depending on the type you buy) immediately after application. Since it seals gaps as well as insulates, this product is often referred to as an "insulating foam sealant."
2-part foam: To insulate an entire basement or attic with spray foam, contractors use 2-part polyurethane foam that comes in a pair of pressurized metal containers. When both components (resin and a catalyst) are mixed together at the nozzle, a foaming chemical reaction takes place that causes the material to expand.
R value. Poly spray foam has a higher R-value per inch than any other commonly used insulation —R-6.2 or higher, depending on the formulation.
Air barrier: Spray foam air-seals and insulates in one step. Its ability to expand and fill gaps and cracks make it an ideal air-sealing material, and it stays in place because of its super-adhesive qualities. Spray foam is often spot-applied as an air-sealing treatment prior to filling an attic with blow-in insulation. But when applied in more generous amounts, it can eliminate the need for other types of insulation. For enclosed spaces, like wall cavities, injection foam insulation provides similar advantages to spray foam.
Waterproof: Moisture will soak its way through fiberglass and cellulose insulation, but polyurethane spray foam stops it cold. Its closed cell structure means that water can't migrate from one tiny cell or bubble to a neighboring one.
Foolproof: Did you know that a void (missing insulation) of just 5% of an insulated area can diminish overall insulation performance by as much as 50%? It's very difficult to install fiberglass insulation perfectly, so voids are not uncommon. But spray foam's expanding, super-sticky characteristics just about eliminate the possibility of voids. And once the foam cures, it's not going to settle or shift like fiberglass or cellulose can.
A versatile energy-saver. 2-part spray foam expands after it's applied, creating an effective thermal and moisture barrier. Thanks to its unique properties, it can be used to solve comfort & energy problems in many parts of the house.
Tricky: It takes experience to get the feel of applying spray foam, especially two-part foams. With their different expansion rates and other qualities, they prove difficult for someone without experience to get the most of this material. For example, a high-expanding foam will damage a door or window jamb, but our training and experience can prevent this from happening.
Oftentimes, spray foam can also be wasted and get messy -- but our fully trained specialists know how to get the job done well the first time!
Temperature sensitive: Cold temperatures affect the chemistry that causes the foaming action. It's critical to keep spray foam cans or two-part foam canisters within a specific temperature range for successful application.
Contact us today for a Free Estimate -- Dr. Energy Saver by Arbor Insulation Solutions is your trusted spray foam insulation contractor in Atlanta, Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Berkeley Lake, Duluth, Doraville, Mountain Park, and more.
We also offer a comprehensive home energy audit to diagnose the major contributors to your home's energy issues.