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 blistering summer heat. One of the most effective tools in a homeowner’s battle with the weather is proper insulation.
Spray foam insulation can often provide a substantial reduction in energy costs even when the home is made more comfortable. The foam seals off air leaks and is superior to loose-fill insulation in acoustical insulation.
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.
Pro Home Improvement can provide you with either open-cell or closed-cell foam insulation. 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. 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.
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 spray foam insulation, call us at 888-PRO-1998 (888-776-1998) for a free, no-obligation estimate.
Other Types of Insulation We Offer…
- Cellulose Insulation - A Pro Home Improvement installation expert will perform a free evaluation to ensure that this type of insulation will best suit your specific home's requirements. Both older and newer homes typically prove excellent candidates for our exclusive "Pro Grade" Stabilized Cellulose Insulation. This insulation will reap considerable savings for the customer, and the full cost of installation is usually compensated in as little as a year or two. Pro Grade insulation is simply a wise investment for any homeowner seeking to live more economically.
- Injection Foam Insulation - Tripolymer injection wall foam is a safe and incredibly durable option for your home. Tripolymer is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and formaldehyde-free and is the same material used in everyday items, such as billiard balls. Homeowners can also rest assured that this material is water-soluble and free of dangerous emissions. Tripolymer foam is gentle on walls and will be fully expanded at the time of installation, so there is no risk of unforeseen expansion or other unpredictable behaviors that could weaken your home's infrastructure. Best of all, the installation process is managed by complete professionals in their field, which guarantees top-quality, expert workmanship for your home.
- Crawl Space Insulation -
A home's crawl space is a valuable convenience, as it allows homeowners and workers easy access to substructures, pipes and other areas that would be costly and destructive to access. However, crawl spaces can contribute to a number of problems in a home. One of the most harmful issues is that they can be ideal breeding grounds for mold and mildew. When the air in the home above warms, it can draw air, along with mold spores and other pollutants, into the home's living area. This can aggravate any breathing problems family members might have.