Insulation uses a layer of material to seal spaces in your home to prevent the flow of air, heat, and sound to or from your home. Insulating your home can have several benefits for both your family and your home in the long run. Stellrr Insulation & Spray Foam services have been in this business for a while now and understand how the cost of the insulating material is fair with the effectiveness of the insulation material.
While we cannot outrightly define the cost-effectiveness of using spray foam in insulating your home, there are ways we can conclude. We shall look at how this insulating material is priced by determining the factors that affect it. Later in the article, we shall discuss how this price differs from its counterparts and determine if spray foam is cost-effective.
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Types of Spray Foam
There are two standard forms of spray foam; open cell and closed cell spray foams of different quality and prices. Open-cell spray foam is a light, spring-like material weighing half a pound per cubic foot. Apart from having sound deepening capabilities, open-cell spray foam is a suitable sealant that prevents air from leaking inside and outside the home. Most people don’t like that because it allows water to permeate.
Closed-cell spray foam is different from its open cell counterpart. It is denser and comes in at 2 pounds per foot with a thicker feel than the less dense open cell. With this density, closed-cell spray foam achieves a higher R-value which refers to how an insulator resists the conductive flow of heat. It’s also water-resistant, making it perfect for wet areas or valuable for the outer part of your home. Installing closed-cell spray foam can cost between $1 and $2 per board foot, while open-cell go below $1 for the exact measurement.
Pitch of the Roof
Roof insulation costs will depend on how your home’s roof is pitched and can characterize the amount of spray foam used. Most American homes can be divided into these three types of roofs; Ranch, Cape Cod, Colonial. A ranch-designed roof is slightly pitched and requires less spray foam; This will fully insulate while ensuring maximum results. Insulating a house with this design ranges from a few hundred dollars to $2000.
Cape cod roof design is pitched slightly higher than a ranch design. This will require a significant amount of spray foam to ensure no air leaks are left unattended. A typical home with this design will cost you between $2000 to 4000$ to install the insulation, including labor. Colonial design is the last type of roof. This roof is pitched more steeply than in the two mentioned above. You will cover more room to fully insulate this type of home, therefore, increasing the total cost of the spray foam.
Is Spray Foam Cost-Effective?
Spray foam is not cost-effective compared to other insulating materials, especially for someone planning to insulate an ample space. In the following paragraphs, we will look at how this cost is justifiable and how the results of insulating your home using this material can pay you back after some time.
Spray foam is expandable, which helps cover all the air spaces in your home. Regardless of where you use it, this material will spread to cover all the hidden parts that other types of your home. This property helps spray foam reduce heat loss and reduce noise. Effectiveness can vary depending on thickness.
Studies indicate that spray foam can last for over 30 years as its glue-like nature helps it adhere to your roof and other surfaces. Whether used internally or outside, the toughness of this material will protect your home from heat and air loss for an extended period; This not only saves you money in insulation repairs but also reduces your overall energy usage, therefore more money back down the line.
Open-cell spray foam will require a fire-proof barrier like drywall to prevent it from catching fire. On the other hand, Closed-cell spray foam is fire resistant by nature which is excellent in preventing fire breakouts in your home.
Spray foam is structurally strong, especially Closed cell type. This prevents the material from sagging which helps to keep it glued to any surface it is placed onto. This structural advantage comes in handy in ensuring no particles, animals, or contamination enters through.
While the cost of spray foam is still higher than other materials, we must agree that the benefits it comes with are enough to be cost-effective. Regardless of the size of your project, getting the right spray foam insulation contractor will help you recoup your investment moving forward.