It’s getting into the cold season for homes and businesses all throughout the Utica, NY area, and if memories of some chilly days last year have you considering moving south, a cheaper solution might just be the installation of spray foam insulation.
Spray foam is quickly becoming one of the leading choices in insulation, and Standard Insulating Co. offers only the best product with the experienced knowledge to help you make the perfect choice for your own situation.
The benefits of spray foam in a central New York home or office are numerous. Spray foam offers the best prevention from air leakage of all insulation because of its fluid application, allowing it to seep into any openings where heat gets out in the winter or in during the summer. It also has the highest R-value available per inch of any insulation, giving it the greatest energy efficiency to help reduce your utility bills while keeping you more comfortable at the same time.
Standard Insulating Co. offers full, expert service from the initial consultation straight to the completion of the project. We will install open-cell, closed-cell, and green spray foam insulation in all kinds of structures, from A-frames and ranch styles to townhouses and cottages to brand-new construction. If there‘s a need for additional insulation we are here to help our Utica, NY neighbors.
The spray polyurethane foam is activated by the combination of two liquid components on the job site via special mixing equipment. When the two parts merge, the liquid begins to expand into foam and is conveyed into the areas needing to be filled via heated hoses. The mixing and application isn’t an easy process, of course, so you’ll definitely want to leave that up to the professionals at Standard Insulating Co. to make sure the job is done right and with the least mess possible.
The wall and ceiling cavities are filled easily because spray foam flows easily and naturally into the nooks and crannies of the space to be insulated, eliminating any potential drafts. It is also water resistant, so it will protect your investment from water damage and remove the likelihood of any condensation problems. Spray foam delivers protection from the moist conditions that are perfect breeding grounds for mold and mildew, helping keep you family safe from potentially harmful contaminants. It also helps protect against airborne contaminants like dust and pollen to make breathing inside a little easier, especially for anyone prone to allergies when cooped up for the winter.
Open-cell spray foam is the least expensive per inch of application. It boasts the benefits of an air and moisture barrier that not only saves energy but also offers sound resistance. It also has a Class 1 fire rating, and an R-value of about 3.6 per inch. With open-cell spray foam, there is no lingering chemical smell after application. It also uses less material than closed-cell spray foam, making it more environmentally friendly.
The closed-cell version of spray foam gives you an air and waterproofing barrier, a Class 1 fire rating, and an R-value of about 6.7 per inch. It can also be useful when applied along with fiberglass insulation. Closed-cell uses hydro fluorocarbon blowing agents, however, that have a higher global warming potential.
Green foam is the most environmentally-friendly, made from either material that has been recycled or is renewable. It uses a higher-yield material that is based from castor oil, an all-natural ingredient used for years as a cure-all and still found in daily household items like lip balm.
If the potential cost of your project seems daunting, take a look at the overall picture. Sure, the initial investment in the application of spray foam might be significant. In the long run, however, it not only saves money on heating in the winter and cooling in the summer, but delivers more comfortable conditions for everyone living in your home or working in your business by keeping extreme weather outside where it belongs.
Improper insulation can also lead to serious ice damage to the structure during the winter months, and if you thought the spray foam installation bill was rather steep, wait until you get the quote for that repair project. Snow and ice are inevitable this time of year in Utica, NY, so be prepared.
Standard Insulating Co. will also work with you to find any financial assistance that is available to help pay for your project. Because saving energy is beneficial to not just yourself but to the environment as well, there are incentives to look at that can give you some help, like the Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. You can receive a reimbursement for up to half of the cost of the project, and we can show you the particulars and help you see if you qualify.
Spray foam installation can easily pay for itself in a short time.
There may be several spray foam choices available to homes and offices in the Utica, NY area, but we don’t expect you to have to make the decision on your own. The best way to start improving your living and working comfort conditions is by calling Standard Insulating Co. for a free home energy audit. We will give a thorough inspection to your own situation to see exactly how the installation of spray foam can improve your insulation, and likely save on the energy bills at the same time. Schedule a free energy audit with Standard Insulating today.
Standard Insulating Co. is a full-service insulation contractor that has improved the comfort in homes and offices across the Mohawk Valley of central New York since 1928. We are the oldest and largest insulation company in the area, and install all kinds of insulating materials, including cellulose, rigid foam, fiberglass insulation, and spray foam throughout the Utica, NY area. We’ll make your living and working space a little more comfortable in both the cold of winter and the heat of summer, and save you some money on heating and cooling expenses at the same time.
To see what we can do for you, give Standard Insulating Co. a call at (315) 601-9047.