If you need to insulate your home’s attic our Pro Grade Spray Foam insulation is a long-lasting and durable option. Our spray foam insulation experts know how to insulate your home with guaranteed results.
What is It?
Spray foam is an insulant that consists of an expanding foam material. Not only does it work to seal up your walls from drafts but it also will reduce energy costs. A single application will result in most homeowners seeing a savings of up to 50% off their monthly bills.
For our spray foam products, we chose those that use renewable oils for the foam and also incorporates recycled plastic bottles. These products will not break down, sag, or settle, so you can count on it for the life of your home.
What are the drawbacks of spray foam insulation?
When spray foam is installed it adheres to the surface the crews spray it on to and then expands to fill all gaps and crevices. While this helps give it near perfect coverage it also makes it impossible to move without needing reinstalling new foam. Whereas other insulants like batt and blown in can easily be moved to access wires and ducts behind them, spray foam must be replaced if any work needs to be done beneath the insulant.
Types Of Spray Foam Insulation
At Pro Home Improvement our insulation experts have experience with two forms of spray foam insulation. While these two materials may seem similar in physical appearance there are some specific benefits associated with both.
Closed cell foams offer the best insulation due to their high r-value and resistance to moisture penetration. This helps to curb moisture build-up and stops the growth of mold. This insulant is also dense enough to reinforce your walls and ceiling while stopping drafts from gaps in your walls. The r-value of closed cell spray foam is between 6 and 7.14 per inch.
Open cell foams expand after application. This allows them to be used in hard to reach spaces. But, this material is far less dense than closed cell and features an R-value of 3.6-3.8 per inch. However, the R-value of open cell polyurethane spray foam is lower, in the 3.6 to 3.8 per inch range. Open cell spray foam does not have the same water resistance as closed cell and does not give the walls or ceilings the same added support. It is however far less costly than closed cell and may be a good choice for those on a budget.
What should I expect during installation?
When used in your attic, the install process does not take long. Our crews will lay down tarps to keep your carpets and furniture safe from their gear. They will also enter your home to in protective gear so they do not inhale the toxic fumes emitted during application. Due to the toxic nature of some of the fumes produced while the spray foam is expanding you must leave your home vacant. No one should enter your home for at least 24 hours from the time our crews finish the install.
Do you offer spray foam insulation 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. We provide free inspections prior to all estimates and include yearly attic inspections on all finished projects.