The Science of Experience



Conquer Winter Real Estate with SPF

Posted by Emillie Lee

Dec 21, 2017 11:22:07 AM

While many homeowners assume that it's best to put their homes on the market in the spring or summer, this is not always the case.

If you have a well-insulated home in a chilly area, selling it during the winter months is a great way to showcase the insulation. 

In most areas, there are fewer homes on the market in the winter, which means that you'll have less competition. If your home is well-insulated, prospective buyers will notice this more during the winter than at any other time of the year. They'll notice the lack of drafts as they walk through the home, and if they inquire about recent heating bills, they'll be pleased by the numbers they see. Buyers who are specifically looking for a well-insulated home may, in fact, be shopping during the winter because they know it will be harder to identify a well-insulated home in the spring. Thus, listing your home when the temperature is still low allows you to cater to a this specific market of buyers.

Don't be shy about including information about your home's polyurethane spray foam insulation in your advertisements and listings. It is information like this that will inspire potential buyers to come see your home in person. Make sure they're greeted with a warm and cozy setting. Light a fire in the fireplace if you have one, and decorate with warm, seasonal colors such as red, deep blue, and dark green. Potential buyers will feel as though they're being welcomed in and out of the cold, and this is exactly the feeling a home should create.

To learn more about polyurethane spray foam insulation and its benefits for homeowners, visit NCFI Polyurethanes. Spray foam is your go-to solution for making homes more comfortable, even on the coldest winter days.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Environmentally Friendly, R-Value, Winter, High Density Foam, Attic, insulation, frozen pipes

Prep Your Home for This Winter's Predicted Cold

Posted by Emillie Lee

Dec 6, 2017 11:03:16 AM

Winter is just around the corner, and according to the Farmer's Almanac, it's going to be a chilly one. Below-normal temperatures are expected throughout the United States, and especially in the Northeast and Midwest. Remember the bitter chill of the 2016-2017 winter? Well, the 2017-2018 is expected to be just as bad, if not worse. Start improving and building energy-efficient homes now, so your winter won't be so unbearable.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Low Costs, R-Value, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI, Winter, Attic, Contractor Spotlight

How Does SPF Create Stable R-Value?

Posted by Emillie Lee

Oct 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

When choosing insulation for any building, home or commercial, one of the most important factors to consider is energy-efficiency. As the cost of energy rises, building codes get more stringent.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Sealite OCX, Environmentally Friendly, InsulStar, Low Costs, R-Value, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI Gold Star, NCFI, Attic, insulation, Commercial Building

4 Steps to Adding Attic Insulation

Posted by Emillie Lee

Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Even if you use the best foam insulation , have the best installation equipment and give your team the best possible training, you aren't guaranteed to complete a job successfully. The secret to a successful project comes from the preparation that you do. 

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Topics: Attic, insulation

Dress the Part: Protective Gear

Posted by Emillie Lee

Aug 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Safety, NCFI, roof, Attic

Keep AC Costs Down with a Well-Insulated Attic

Posted by Emillie Lee

May 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Building energy-efficient homes requires careful attention to insulation and sealing, especially in the attic. Unfortunately, this is an area that a lot of contractors and homeowners overlook when trying to make homes more sustainable. In the summer months, a properly insulated attic greatly reduces your air conditioning costs. The money you spend on the added insulation is easily recouped in as little as one season. This is because the insulation keeps the air around your air conditioning ducts cool, so they deliver colder air and the condenser does not have to work as hard.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, R-Value, Attic