- Home Performance Audit
- Insulation For Existing Homes
- Indoor Air Quality
- Air Sealing
- New Construction & Remodeling
With the weather of all four seasons keeping us on our toes throughout the year here in Wisconsin, there are months when your home needs to be cool and others when you can’t seem to turn the thermostat up high enough. Replacing your old fiberglass insulation with spray foam insulation can help ensure your home is energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable all year round.
Spray foam’s ability to simultaneously fill air holes and provide high-performing insulation makes it an excellent choice for your home. When applied by a professional, spray foam insulation will provide your home with the following benefits:
On top of these benefits, you will save on your home’s energy bills. Air leakage accounts for about 40% of your home’s energy loss. You can cut your energy bills by about 20% when you use a high-performance insulation product like spray foam, which will help pay back spray foam insulation installation costs over time. With spray foam, you can enjoy a comfortable and healthy home with lower energy expenses!
There are two types of spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Wisconsin Home Improvement installs high-density or closed-cell spray foam insulation, which is extremely durable. Low-density or open-cell SPF insulation isn’t rated to be as durable as high-density spray foam, but it is a more affordable option that still provides the benefits of spray foam.
The thermal resistance, or R-value, of spray foam, is about R-6 to R-8, which is much higher compared to fiberglass batts which average R-3 per inch. Spray foam insulation results in more thermal resistance while using less material than most other types of insulation.
Spray foam insulation is applied wet and quickly expands up to 100 times its original size, filling cavities, crevices, and gaps. This means that spray foam helps to air seal as well as insulate. Your home undoubtedly contains many holes and cracks in its building envelope. Since air can readily move in and out and carry moisture, heat, and pollutants with it, air sealing will help to improve your home’s comfort indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
Although spray foam insulation is a great option for insulating your Wisconsin home, it should be applied by a certified professional, like the expert team at Wisconsin Home Improvement. Due to the nature of SPF insulation, it needs to be carefully mixed and applied by someone who is trained on all the application techniques and safety precautions necessary. Spray foam will only produce the desired results for your home when it’s properly installed.
If rodents or other pests have made their way into your home, they may have damaged your existing home insulation. Animals can chew through or move older insulation like fiberglass batts for nests, and animal waste can create indoor air quality issues in your home. If this has happened and your old insulation is ruined, you’ll need to follow a few steps:
Spray foam is a great way to upgrade your home after pest removal and control measures have been taken. If you’re dealing with mice, rats, squirrels, or other pests in your home, Wisconsin Home Improvement can help make sure the job is done right and that your home is properly insulated once the pest control work is done!
The Wisconsin Home Improvement team is a leading installer of spray foam insulation in existing homes, residential new construction homes, and commercial projects throughout southern and central Wisconsin. By installing closed-cell spray foam in particular, we will help you insulate and air seal for maximum comfort and energy efficiency. Start enjoying all the benefits spray foam insulation has to offer your property with help from our knowledgeable and experienced installation experts.