Whether building a new home or settled in your current home, it is important to consider if your Birmingham home is insulated properly. Proper home insulation can make a big difference in the quality of your home and your time spent there. There are a variety of insulation types to choose from: fiberglass, cellulose or spray foam insulation, but the most popular insulation installation choice in Birmingham is spray foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation or spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a versatile, convenient insulation solution. When sprayed, the foam expands to fill cracks and gaps throughout your home, in places such as the attic, walls and ceilings. It comes in two forms: open cell and closed cell. Open cell spray foam is less dense than closed cell spray foam and they are both excellent for insulating homes.
As you consider updating the insulation in your home, consider the benefits of spray foam insulation:
Deters moisture to prevent mold and mildew
Without proper insulation, water and moisture can seep into your home through walls and openings around pipes and vents. This moisture can often ruin your insulation and cause mold or mildew to grow.
Unlike other types of insulation, spray foam is unaffected by moisture and retains all its properties if it gets wet. Because it adheres to every nook and cranny and then hardens, it prevents water and moisture from entering your home, keeping it nice and dry.
Saves you money while improving your comfort
When sprayed, spray foam quickly expands and dries to block not just air and water, but heat and cold too. Since there are no holes for air to escape through, your HVAC system will not have to work as hard to keep your home at a consistent temperature throughout the year. This helps lower your energy bills and keep your family comfortable through the long, hot, muggy summers and cold, wet Birmingham winters. The cost of spray foam insulation is higher upfront than other insulation types but saves you money in the long run.
Improves indoor air quality
Spray foam insulation prevents allergens, such as dust, mold, mildew and pollen and other pollutants, from entering your home through the walls. With improved air quality, allergy and asthma conditions and chemical sensitivities are reduced, improving your family’s comfort and health.
Easy to install and long lasting
Spray foam insulation installation is easy and completed within a day. Our expert team of spray foam insulation contractors in Birmingham use a spray foam gun to spray insulation into needed areas, including hard-to-reach places.
It’s not just easy to install but is made to last for decades. Unlike traditional insulation which loses its effectiveness over time, spray foam insulation does not break down over the years but retains its shape and strength.
Installing spray foam insulation is the “green” way to go. You will consume less materials overtime since spray foam is long lasting and your carbon footprint will be reduced because your home will consume less energy.
Adds extra strength to your home
Spray foam is very dense and works like glue to adhere to floors, walls and ceilings. This gives your home an extra layer of protection from the outside elements and creates sturdier walls, increasing the quality and safety of your home.
Looking for some peace and quiet in your home? Spray foam absorbs sound waves and helps sound-proof your walls from outside noise so you can keep your neighbors’ party outside where it belongs.
Keeps creepy crawlies and rodents out
Spray foam insulation fills in the tiny cracks and crevices in your home that creepy crawlies and rodents like to use as entryways. It creates a barrier that prevents pests from entering your home and leaving their waste behind.
Call EcoLogical Insulation for your insulation solutions
At EcoLogical Insulation we provide Birmingham homeowners with the highest quality spray foam insulation installation services in Alabama. Founded in2008, we pride ourselves on being the best spray foam contractors in Birmingham. We strive to provide exemplary customer service and spray foam insulation installation to all our Birmingham customers. Contact us today to learn more.