When it comes to Home insulation there is no question that Spray Foam Insulation is the current reigning King. Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) has been around for some time now, but compared to any of the alternatives, there is simply no doubt that the huge advantages make SPF a no brainer option.
SPF is originally a two liquid compound that when combined together it expands in a “foamy marshmallowy” form in a matter of seconds, up to 120x it’s volume. The liquids are kept separate and are mixed together at time of installation in spray form, hence the name.
If we are to think of the alternative Insulation, we can easily conclude that SPF has the mayor advantages.
Air Tightness and Structural Strength and Durability
The main advantage of SPF is the fact that it is an air tight solution. Being in spray form, it can adhere to any shape surface, all cracks and openings, something that is just impossible to accomplish with the alternatives. A proper SPF installation will provide zero gaps, and since it adheres to the frame of the home it provides added structural strength and durability.
As you may recall from our previous blog entry, HERS rating is an extremely important number to check when evaluating the cost of ownership. One of the key features is precisely air tightness and insulating performance. The fact of the matter is that SPF will inarguably provide cost effectiveness and long term savings in your new home.
Sounds Great, but How much more will this Upgrade Cost?
ICON Custom builder has been using SPF for years and is an INCLUDED feature in any of it’s homes. Either you get any Move in Ready home, or decide to go fully custom. ICON always strives to provide the best and highest quality materials not only in the finishes, but inside the walls and throughout every step of the building process. Furthermore, in the whole time ICON has used SPF, there have been ZERO warranty calls on our insulation, which also translates to a worry free option for our clients.
SPF is one of those upgrades that are simply invisible when the home is finished, but we can definitely see it in our pockets when it’s time to pay our bills. And the best part is that we can count on those savings every month without having to do anything extra. You can count on ICON to provide the very best and look out for the performance in your next new home.