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Why Choose Spray Foam Insulation for Your Home?

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Your home’s insulation is not the most exciting thing to think about, but it has a big impact on your comfort and your energy bills. Poor insulation causes a number of problems, such as wasting energy and letting the hot or cold air in. With heating and cooling costs making up the majority of your energy bill, it’s important to consider your insulation options. Spray foam insulation offers a dense barrier between your home and the outdoors, making it an extremely energy-efficient choice. Below, we’ll go into a little more detail about what exactly spray foam insulation is and the many benefits that come along with choosing it as your insulation method.

What is Spray Foam Insulation and What Makes it Different?

Spray foam is a type of insulation that’s applied to your home’s walls and ceilings. Once it’s sprayed on, it expands to fill up space, as well as any cracks or gaps that exist. It’s also very dense, meaning unwanted air won’t be filtering through into your home, saving you money on your energy bill.

Spray insulation also has a higher R-value, meaning that though it doesn’t take up as much space as conventional insulation, it offers a higher resistance to the flow of heat in or out. When it comes to R-value, the higher the better, since it indicates better energy efficiency and less air leakage. With spray foam insulation’s higher R-value, you can get the same amount of insulating power as fiberglass insulation while taking up less space. That means if you’ve been dreaming of high ceilings or a loft space, spray foam is the solution!

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Attic of a home with new spray foam insulation applied by Wentworth Studios.

Choosing to insulate your home with spray foam insulation comes with a number of benefits. Just a few of these include:

  • Denser than conventional insulation, providing a better barrier
  • Higher R-value, meaning your ceilings can be higher
  • Never loses its shape, unlike conventional insulation
  • Fills in cracks and gaps when installed
  • Lower energy bills due to lack of air filtering through

With all the benefits spray foam insulation has to offer, it’s a smart idea to consider it as your insulation medium when you’re adding on to your existing home or undergoing a remodel. At Wentworth, we specialize in whole-home remodeling and additions – so if you’re planning a remodeling project, we’re happy to discuss the pros of foam insulation further. Simply give us a call at (240) 383-1226 or contact us online to get in touch!

“ I would STRONGLY recommend using Bruce Wentworth up at Chevy Chase Lake -- it's a design-build firm so you have an integrated team working for you.  We started out a kitchen-family room project with another design-build firm and it would be hard to communicate exactly how much BETTER the design that Bruce came up with was. Bruce and his team also did a project for my daughter and her husband this past fall which was amazing. ”

L.M., Chevy Chase, MD