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More Insulation Can Help Protect Against All Temperature Extremes

Posted by Becky Eades

Jul 13, 2015 10:30:00 AM

When most homeowners think of insulation, they picture materials that keep their home cozy in winter. While that is certainly one of insulation's functions, it is not the only one. Insulation is also responsible for keeping your home cool in the summer months, and for keeping the temperature from fluctuating too much during the hot days and cool nights of spring and fall.


One thing is for sure when building energy-efficient homes. More insulation leads to better energy efficiency -- not just during the winter, but during all seasons. There's really no such thing as too much insulation. However, there is such a thing as wasting money on insulation that's not doing its job as well as it should.

The secret to balancing costs and insulating benefits is to choose an insulating material that performs well in all seasons, and one that offers a high R-value (a measure of how well a material insulates). When you use a very high R-value insulation, you need less of it to provide superior insulating effects.

When a high R-value and year-round service are your goals, no other option performs as well as polyurethane spray foam insulation. Its extremely high R-value means that even a thin layer provides exceptional insulation, which is an asset in homes with little space for insulation in the walls. Spray foam also forms an air-tight seal around your home, so cool air does not leak in during the summer, and warm air does not leak out during the winter.

When it comes to building energy-efficient homes, there is no better choice than polyurethane spray foam insulation. NCFI provides the right training, materials, and personnel to get the job done right. Contact us if you're looking for a spray foam applicator in your area.

Topics: Energy Efficiency