It’s an industry-known fact that Spray Foam Insulation is the most expensive insulation on the market. It’s also the most superior insulation on the market, making it a premium choice for home owners / home builders, business contractors, and indoor agricultural farms.
So what, exactly, are you paying for, when you pay for spray foam insulation? How does it compare to other inferior insulation types?And why is the price-tag so expensive? To help answer these questions, and to help break down the benefits of what you’re getting for such a premium price-tag, let’s review each value line-item:
- Rodent & Pest Prevention:
- Unlike other insulation types, polyurethane spray foam insulation is not a food soluble for rodents or pests. So you can rest easy knowing that polyurethane closed-cell spray foam will help detract rodents & pests, while also maintaining a strong barrier to help mitigate any entry points for any rodents or pests.
- The Highest R-Value of Any Insulation:
- The higher the R-Value of an insulant, the stronger the thermal barrier is for your property, meaning less heat will escape from your home, business, or agricultural facility. Closed-Cell Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation clocks in with an R-Value of R-6.9 for 1 inch, R-13 for 2 inches, and R-19 for 3 inches.
- No Mold or Mildew:
- Unlike inferior insulation products, (like Fiberglass or Cellulose) Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation eliminates mold & mildew buildup. Because of the thermal barrier provided, that thermal barrier also acts as a moisture barrier, so you never have to worry about mold or mildew, ensure your infrastructure remains intact, and mold & mildew-free.
- Compound Energy Savings:
- Because of the high R-Value that Closed-Cell Polyurethane Spray Foam possesses, you’ll pay less in energy costs, because you won’t need to run your HVAC heating & cooling system as often as you would with Fiberglass or Cellulose insulation. As a result, you’ll save more on your energy bill, and those savings will compound each month, adding up to hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars, annually. Those savings will perpetually compound, so you’ll always save more each year. Plus you may also qualify for rebates through the Energy Trust of Oregon.Fiberglass & Cellulose just can’t provide that quality of insulation, nor the added savings in energy costs, because their R-Value is only R-3.2 – R-3.8 per inch. There’s also no moisture barrier with Fiberglass & Cellulose. In short, Fiberglass & Cellulose will inevitably end up costing you more money in the long run, which means you’ll end up paying for it sooner or later, either through mold & mildew damage, rodent and / or pest infestation, increased energy costs, or all of the above, which will lead to you eventually needing to replace those inferior insulation materials.
- Reinforced Structural Integrity:
- In addition to the aforementioned benefits, you also get the added benefit of reinforced structural integrity. Polyurethane Closed-Cell Spray Foam can add up to 300% structural integrity to your home, commercial building, or agricultural facility. Again, this is something that Fiberglass & Cellulose just cannot provide, due to their compound makeup.
Some think Spray Foam Insulation is too expensive, and tend to opt out, and go for a lower grade insulation, like Fiberglass & Cellulose. But like anything in this life, you get exactly what you pay for. If you’re going to invest in insulation, invest smart, and long term, with a superior insulation material. Invest with spray foam insulation. Learn more about the added benefits, and cost saving solutions of Spray Foam Insulation by calling today. Go Green. Go Foam.