What is Spray Foam Insulation and How Does It Work?

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Air leaks develop in homes, offices and commercial buildings in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas including Franklin, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, Lebanon, Brentwood and Dickson. Air leaks around the outside of a building are a natural result of construction.

Air leaks may be found around openings in a building including windows, doors, vents and outlets. Air leaks allow the escape of conditioned indoor air and the entrance of outdoor air. It used to be thought that air leaks helped provide better home ventilation. Today building science has proven that unattended air leaks can allow too much or too little air to circulate in and out of the home, resulting in inferior indoor air quality and higher energy bills.

Air sealing decreases the amount of air that enters or leaves a building through outside penetration points. Air sealing is critical for ensuring that homes in areas around Nashville, TN like Hartsville, Hendersonville, Fairview, Woodbury, Watertown and Gallatin are more efficient.

Sealing air leaks can also help guard against pests and allergens, increase indoor air quality and reduce utility bills. Spray foam insulation in and around Nashville, TN is a one-step process that both insulates and air seals your home, business or commercial building.

Spray foam insulation expands after application (similar to shaving cream when dispensed from a can). The expansion allows spray foam insulation to entirely fill a cavity. After expansion it naturally fills and seals the cracks, crevices and penetration points. Your home, office or commercial building is insulated and air sealed with just one application.

How thick spray foam needs to be depends upon a variety of factors. Insulation is rated by R-value which is a measure of the level of thermal resistance a product provides. The R-value of spray foam insulation varies by product type, so the type of spray foam insulation used can influence the thickness of spray foam. When combined with the air sealing properties of spray foam insulation, your home may need less spray foam insulation than you think.

Contact our office to learn more about the advantages of air sealing with foam insulation. Our Nashville team will be happy to provide a free estimate for your next project.