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As More Hear about SPF, Its Popularity in Homes Rises

Posted by Becky Eades

Sep 8, 2015 11:48:04 AM


Just a few short years ago, spray foam insulation was still relatively unknown to contractors and homeowners. Now its popularity is booming as more and more people become aware of its benefits. Homeowners who choose spray foam insulation are quick to recommend it to friends and neighbors, and contractors who are certified spray foam applicators are always discovering homes and structures that benefit from its superior insulating power.

The Many Benefits of Spray Foam

Spray foam insulation has been around since the 1960's. It has slowly gained popularity as homeowners realize it has the ability not only to seal and insulate homes, but also to add stability to home frames. It helps create an invincible moisture barrier to prevent mold, too.

Spray foam has also gained popularity as a means of adding insulation to homes with very thin walls that were not designed for insulation. It can be applied in a continuous layer in very thin spaces, providing insulation where doing so would be impossible with fiberglass.

Superior Energy-Efficiency

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for the rise in popularity is its ability to create very energy-efficient homes. Natural gas and propane more expensive than ever, and homes insulated with spray foam use far less. A home insulated with spray foam, in fact, uses only 42% of the propane of nearby, traditionally insulated homes. Homeowners can save between $500 and $900 per year on energy costs, depending on the cost of fuel in their area.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Low Costs, Spray Polyurethane