While it certainly looks impressive once it has been sprayed onto the inside of your roof, foam insulation can often seem a more expensive option than other methods such as traditional fibreglass rolls.
The truth is that the long term savings and all the benefits of having spray foam insulation installed in your home more than make up for any additional cost.
Foam insulation uses the combination of two different substances, a polyol resin and isocyanate, both of which originally go on in liquid form. The moment they react together in the open air, however, the foam expands forming a solid, protective layer that quickly dries in place.
1. Insulating Power
The primary reason for having spray foam insulation applied is to cut down heat loss during the winter and regulate any heat gain in the summer. Because of its unique properties, it’s the perfect choice for loft insulation and installation can often be completed within a single day. Applied professionally, you’ll find spray foam has a high resistance value, which means it can give you an airtight seal with all the benefits that brings.
2. Cracks and Holes
One of the problems with traditional roof insulation methods is that they don’t often fill in those important nooks and crannies which can cause heat loss. This is particularly problematic in older homes where there may be cracks or holes in the brickwork and foundations.
Spray foam insulation expands to fill everything and provides complete coverage where you most need it. That means you get a better insulating layer that acts more efficiently.
3. Saving Energy
All this means that you’ll find that your house is warmer in the winter and that you spend less on those utility bills. With prices rising steadily year on year, it’s important to take all the steps you can to reduce your outlay on fuel bills. A lot depends on how energy efficient your house is in the first place but putting in foam loft insulation will certainly make a big, big difference to the average property.
4. A Barrier Against Moisture
Traditional insulation like fibreglass can absorb moisture and hold it creating problems later on. Spray foam insulation, on the other hand, doesn’t absorb moisture and can protect your roof from leaks that prove expensive when it comes to repairs.
5. Long Lasting Protection
Other insulation can get trodden down or simply loose it’s shape over time. When you put in spray foam insulation you are getting a product that lasts for a long period of time. After the first application you could be looking at more than twenty to twenty-five years before you need to think about your loft insulation again.
6. Less Mould and Mildew
Because it keeps down moisture levels and seals completely, you’re less likely to get problems such as mildew and mould occurring in the roof area.
7. It’s Good For The Environment
We all need to be focused on doing our bit for the environment to combat global warming. Spray foam insulation should help you reduce your fuel bills and lasts a lot longer than other insulating materials on the market. If you’re after an eco-friendly solution, then this is one of the best options to consider.
You should always make sure that your roof insulation is installed by a professional team who know what they are doing. At Foam Spray Insulation Ltd we have over two decades of experience delivering quality for all of our customers. We also offer a 25 year guarantee on all work carried out on your property.
Contact our friendly team today on 0113 293 0068 to find out more.