Did you know, according to the U. S. Department of Energy, up to 40% of your home’s heating or cooling energy loss is due to air-infiltration? Whether your home is 5 or 50 years old, adding spray foam insulation could be a smart choice. An energy audit should be performed to determine whether it is a sound financial investment. BuiltSmart Foam will assist you in scheduling an energy audit with a certified 3rd party energy rater to ensure an objective and fair report.
An energy audit is a good idea if you:
- Are paying high utility bills relative to the size of your home and/or what your neighbors are paying
- Turn up the heat or lower the air conditioner setting to feel more comfortable
- Believe that the fiberglass insulation in your attic has compressed thereby diminishing your insulation R-value
- Are concerned by the infiltration of insulation material or other air-borne contaminants into the living space of your home
If the audit determines you are a good candidate for new insulation, spray foam could be exactly what you need, especially in the attic where penetrations through the sheetrock allow hot and cold air, dust, noise and insects into your home. Spray foam is not only more resilient than other kinds of barriers, but comes with numerous other benefits as well.
Spray foam is applied as liquid polyurethane that expands in seconds into solid foam that will adhere to almost any clean, dry surface. Because of this expansion characteristic, it can fill tiny cracks and holes that fiberglass can’t seal; this results in a dramatic reduction in air-infiltration and that means energy savings, cleaner air, and a more efficient building envelope. Again, a high efficiency thermal envelope is the baseline of any effective energy efficiency strategy; reduce the energy load and the application of additional systems and strategies will be much less expensive.
Contact us for a customized recommendation for your property.