If you decide to construct your home or are planning to remodel an existing home, you have many options. A big choice to make is whether or not to insulate with old or new concepts. A huge chunk of homeowners use fiberglass insulation and do quite well with it. If you are looking for more efficiency, than read on, because there is a better way. foam insulation is a modern marvel and holds many benefits including efficiency, easy to install and lower lifetime cost. Let me dive in and get more specific about these benefits.

Is Much More Efficient

Foam insulation has the benefit of being very efficient versus fiberglass insulation. The material is great at keeping the controlled air inside the house. Not only does it stop more heat from entering the home, it also regulates the temperature inside the home by not allowing the heated or cooled air to escape. The main concept of foam insulation is that when it is applied, it expands to fill every crack and hole. So the common spots in a home where air could escape is sealed up.

Install Easier

Installing foam insulation also has the benefit of fast installation, especially in existing homes. The thought of updating current installation, including removing drywall, floors and getting into other tight areas, seems daunting. But foam insulation makes the job a lot easier and with fewer headaches. It can be installed within existing walls and other areas without the need of total access. The foam insulation is sprayed into the various areas by creating small openings, and then the foam expands to fill the entire area.

Less Pricey In The Long Run

Cost is a big consideration in any home building or remodeling task. One might be hesitant to choose foam insulation due to the fact that it has a bigger ticket price. But the true cost to install foam insulation is what one must consider when deciding between the two types. Spray foam, it might surprise you, has a lower overall cost in many installations. Consider the fact that in a remodel situation, one would have to spend additional money for the time and labor of removing drywall and floors to get to the old insulation. Spray foam, as was already mentioned, doesn't need a complete removal to gain access, making the time and labor less. Additionally, foam insulation is much more energy efficient, which will make your energy bill much less for years to come.

The advantages of spray foam over traditional insulation make it a wise choice for remodeling a home or new construction. It is a much more efficient way of insulating your home, it is a much faster way of installing, and offers a total cost that is much less than traditional insulation. If you considering installing insulation in a new or existing home, foam insulation is an optimum solution.

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Comment by Lee Price on July 12, 2012 at 2:35am

Foam insulation is certainly the way to go you're looking to get the loft insulated, but I would argue a bead solution would be best for the likes of cavity walls. Any Home insulation is good insulation though so, as long as you have a good installer, you're liable to benefit regardless.

Comment by Bob Blanchette on January 14, 2012 at 7:10pm

Another nice thing about foam is it does the air sealing at the same time. Fiberglass doesn't prevent air leaks.

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