Insulating exterior walls
If you need to insulate the walls of your home, our Pro Grade Spray Foam is a safe and incredibly durable option. Our spray foam insulation contractors have the experience and tools necessary to install your home’s new insulation properly.
Having your home at a comfortable temperature regardless of the season is probably quite important to you. However, in these days of rising energy costs, many homeowners are finding it is too expensive to keep their homes warm enough in the winter and cool enough in the summer. Michigan residents often feel particularly challenged when confronted with harsh winters and the humidity that comes with summer heat. One of the most effective tools in a homeowner’s battle with the weather is proper insulation.
Spray Foam Insulation
Pro Grade Spray Foam insulation is available in two types, open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell spray insulation is more porous and it must be treated after installation. The R-value for Open-cell is 3.8 per inch. Closed-cell spray foam offers some structural reinforcement and acts as a moisture barrier to help reduce the growth of mold in the home. The type of spray foam insulation used depends on several factors, including how much space the foam must fill. The R-value for Closed-Cell spray foam is 7.4 per inch.
For our featured closed-cell spray foam, we chose a type that not only uses renewable oils for the foam but also incorporates recycled plastic bottles. Many homeowners find that a single application results in energy savings of as much as 50 percent. In addition to providing excellent insulation against sound and air leaks, the spray foam can also reduce dust and other air pollutants.
What is It?
Spray foam insulation is an expanding foam insulation. Because of the expanding nature of this insulation the foam seals off air leaks that loose-fill insulation often misses. It can often provide a substantial reduction in energy costs while making you home more comfortable. Many homeowners find that a single application of spray-foam results in energy savings of as much as 50 percent.
The open-cell product we use expands by as much as 120 times to fill any gaps and seal any cracks in just one application. It will not deteriorate, sag, decompose or settle, meaning that it will continue to provide excellent insulation for many years to come.
For our featured closed-cell spray foam, we chose a type that not only uses renewable oils for the foam but also incorporates recycled plastic bottles.
How Does it Work?
Spray foam is an insulant that works to limit the conduction or heat transfer, of your home. In colder months insulation helps to trap heat inside the home. In the warmer seasons this insulation will ease the burden on your AC. Another benefit of spray foam is the way it air-seals your home. Any small gaps in your home can allow for air leakage that can make your insulation far less efficient, but our expanding spray foam will work to prevent air flow out of your home.
What Should I Expect During Installation?
Unlike injection foam insulation, spray foam can not easily be installed in existing exterior walls without first removing sections of wall. This is why this type of wall insulation is best installed during new construction or a remodeling project.
All in all, the process of having spray foam insulation installed does not take long. However, due to the toxic nature of some of the fumes created while the spray foam is expanding you must leave your home vacant for at least 24 hours from the time the installation is finished.
Once it’s installed, the insulation and air-sealant properties of the foam will go a long way towards reducing your energy bills and keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.
Do your spray foam insulation contractors offer services near me?
Pro Home Improvement’s offices are near Detroit, MI and we regularly provide spray foam insulation services to residents all over Metro Detroit. From Ann Arbor all the way up to Flint, we have proven ourselves as the best local insulation contractors.
At Pro Home Improvement, we strive to always offer superior products installed by experts. Your satisfaction is important to us. When you are ready to discover the many benefits of asking us to install your injection foam insulation, call us at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998) for a free, no-obligation estimate.