Spray Foam For A Better Ithaca, NY Winter

What can you do to make the winter a little more pleasant in your Ithaca, NY area home or office? If your answer is a four-month long trip to an exotic island locale somewhere, you get an A for effort, but that’s likely to see a substantial price tag. For something a little more realistic, you could give Standard Insulating Co. a call and discuss the addition of spray foam insulation — a project that will actually save you some money on your utility bills while making you more comfortable all winter long.

Standard Insulating Co. not only offers you the best product in spray foam, but the experienced knowledge to help you make the perfect choice in insulation for your home or business. We offer full, expert service from the initial consultation straight to the completion of the project. Our open-cell, closed-cell, and green spray foam insulation can be installed in all kinds of structures, from A-frames and ranch styles to townhouses and cottages to brand-new construction.

The 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.

Spray foam is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices in insulation because of its numerous benefits. It offers the best protection against air leakage of all types of insulation because of its fluid consistency, which gives it the ability to seep into any openings where heat escapes in the winter or comes in during the summer. Its compact form also gives it the highest R-value available per inch of any insulation, giving you the greatest energy efficiency to keep you more comfortable while saving on your utility bills at the same time.

The spray polyurethane foam is activated when its two liquid components are combined on the job site by your Standard Insulating Co. technician via special mixing equipment. When the two parts merge, the liquid expands into foam and is conveyed via heated hoses into the areas needing to be filled. The mixing and application isn’t an easy process, of course, and it’s a bit messy, so you’ll want to leave that job up to the professionals at Standard Insulating Co. to make sure the job is done right.

Wall and ceiling cavities are filled easily because spray foam flows naturally into the nooks and crannies of the space to be insulated, eliminating the potential for drafts. It is also water resistant, so it protects your property from water damage and removes the likelihood of any condensation problems. Spray foam eliminates the moist conditions that are perfect breeding grounds for mold and mildew, helping keep your 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.

Spray foam 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. Plus you can head off costly repair bills caused by damage from the cold. Improper insulation can lead to the buildup of ice on the structure, resulting in serious damage during the winter months. Snow and ice are inevitable this time of year in Ithaca, NY, so be prepared.

Don’t be turned away by the cost of the project — Standard Insulating Co. will work with you to find any financial assistance that is available to help pay for it. Saving energy is beneficial to not just yourself but to the environment as well, so there are a variety of 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 Ithaca, 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 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, spray foam, and fiberglass insulation throughout the Ithaca, 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.

For more information on spray foam insulation or any other Standard Insulating Co. offering, call us at (800) 738-1424 or email: info@standardinsulatingco.com

About Standard Insulating Co.

Standard Insulating Co. was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard Insulating can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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