Does your Utica, NY home feel drafty and chilly in the winter, and hot and uncomfortable in the summer? In spite of your discomfort, are your utility bills constantly high? Then it might be time for you to consider improving your home’s insulation. If you’re in the process of renovating an older home, spray foam insulation is a great choice – and will offer you incredible benefits when it comes to the comfort of your home and savings on energy bills. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), spray foam has the added benefit of acting as an air barrier, because it can fit into hard-to-reach places and small cavities.
The DOE explains that spray foam insulation starts out as a liquid, which then can be applied in many ways – by spraying, foaming-in-place, pouring and injecting. Depending on the installation, foam insulation can have twice the R-value per inch of traditional batt insulation, and because of its ability to fit into the tiniest of crevices, it creates an effective air barrier. If you’ve stripped walls down to the beams in your Utica, NY home, foam insulation can easily be applied directly between the beams.
When choosing to install spray foam insulation, you should know that there are two different types available – closed-cell foam insulation and open-cell spray foam. Closed-cell is high-density foam insulation and offers an R-value of around 6.7 per inch. The closed cell offers a built-in air barrier and water repellant, which allows it to both insulate and waterproof such areas of the home as foundations and areas where moisture is problematic. Open-cell spray foam is a superior insulation that combines building science technology and design performance. Open-cell offers a certified air barrier, energy savings, moisture abatement and sound resistance. Generally there is no unpleasant, lingering chemical odor from open-cell spray foam.
Green open-cell spray foam insulation is another choice Utica, NY homeowners can make when it comes to foam insulation installation. Green foam is formulated with renewable or recycled content, using a high-yield castor oil material. Castor oil is a natural ingredient that is safely used in such personal care items as lip balm and ointments. While each of these different varieties of spray foam is made for varying insulating applications, all carry similar benefits to the homeowner – not only do they help to keep your home warmer and help you save on energy bills, they also provide an effective moisture and air barrier.
If you’ve been having problems with ice dams, cold drafts, cold floors and high energy bills at your Utica, NY home, it’s time for you to get in touch with Standard Insulating. We are experts in the field of spray foam insulation, and each year we help hundreds of New Yorkers get the foam insulation they need to enjoy improved home comfort and savings on their energy bills. Not to mention, we have programs available that can help qualifying homeowners save up to 50 percent of the cost of new home insulation.
How can you find out if spray foam insulation is the right choice for your Utica, NY home? Simply by letting Standard Insulating provide you with a free home energy audit. We’ll discuss if spray foam is the right insulation form for your home, and if it is, we’ll explain how it can benefit you. Schedule your free energy audit with Standard Insulating today by calling us toll-free at 1-800-738-1424 or by filling out our online contact form.