When most people think of using spray foam for building energy-efficient homes, they focus on the reduced winter heating bills that they're excited to experience with this superior insulation product. However, spray foam actually offers advantages during all four seasons of the year -- not just during the winter.
Replacing your existing fiberglass insulation with spray foam insulation is likely to lead to a reduction in cooling costs in the summer. Since less hot air will leak in from the outside thanks to spray foam's excellent sealing ability, your air conditioner won't have to work as hard to cool your space. Spray foam is excellent at preventing heat transfer, which means that even on the hottest days when the sun is beating down on your roof, it works as a buffer between your cool, indoor space and that hot surface.
Spray foam insulation may also help even out the temperature throughout a home. If some rooms are uncomfortably warm in the summer or cool in the winter, your current insulation may be unevenly distributed or allowing drafts. Replacing it with spray foam will ensure everyone is comfortable, and the whole home stays at a consistent temperature.
Even in the spring and fall when temperatures are moderate, spray foam offers superior protection from the elements. These seasons are characterized by a lot of precipitation and melting snow in many areas. Unlike traditional insulation, which absorbs moisture and can harbor mold growth, spray foam does not hold onto moisture. This makes leaks and condensation a lot less worrisome.
When it comes to year-round energy-efficiency and comfort, spray foam cannot be beat. NCFI Polyurethanes offers the spray foam materials, equipment, and training you need for building energy-efficient homes. Contact us today to learn more.