Spray Foam Insulation
Band Sill Insulation
Band Sill Insulation
Installing Spray Foam on the Attic Floor
Installing Spray Foam on the Attic Floor
Spray Foam on Top Plates
Spray Foam on Top Plates
Spraying Foam
Spraying Foam
2 Part Foam in Attic
Spray Foam Attic Floor
Are you looking for ways to apply Spray Foam Insulation in your home?

During the construction process, Spray Foam can be installed in the attic, walls, rim joist/band sill, or floors. For your existing home, the most common uses for expanding foam are in your attic and at the rim joist/band sill in the basement. The payback period for most insulation jobs is under 5 years. Over a period of a 30 year mortgage, it will pay for itself in energy savings five times or more. This doesn’t even take into account the increased benefit of a better comfort level in your home, the saved wear and tear on the appliances, and reducing your carbon footprint.

What is Spray Foam Insulation?

We here at Affordable Comfortable offer very high quality spray foam. You may be wondering exactly what spray foam insulation is and what the benefits are - allow us to explain!

The polyurethane foam is an expanding substance. It sprays on thin and expands to create an airtight barrier, which not only insulates your home, but also acts as a vapor barrier and a pest barrier. This type of foam is a two-part foam, meaning two ingredients are sprayed together to create a chemical reaction that causes the insulation to expand and seal tightly.

What makes spray foam different from other insulations?
Closed-Cell Spray foam is an incredibly high-performance insulation with an R-value of 6.7 per inch. To give you some context, the next best insulation material, cellulose, has an R-value of 3.8 per inch (Fiberglass has only a 2.8 R-Value). The combination of these two insulations makes our hybrid system both affordable and effective. If we were to use only spray foam to achieve the desired R-Value, the cost would be significantly more, and would take several more years to pay itself off. The hybrid system, on the other hand, involves a base coat of the high-performance spray foam, which is then topped off with the cellulose insulation. This system gives you the quality materials you need to take care of your home without digging too deeply into your pockets. On average, customers pay back their investment through utility bills savings within 2 years.

Is it safe?
Spray foam is very safe for you and the environment. The blowing agent used with spray foam is certified to have zero ozone depleting qualities. This insulation also blocks moisture, which protects your home from dangerous mold growth. The material itself is non-fibrous, so it won't come apart and irritate your skin like the old fiberglass you might already have in your home.

Another added bonus you get with spray foam is that it actually acts as a structural enhancement for your home. Once the foam dries, it hardens and strengthens the beams in your home, which can help protect from storm damage.

When Should Spray Foam Be Used?
Spray foam is an expensive material, so you certainly do not want to spend money on it unless you are going to see a return on your investment. Spray foam is great for new construction, or modifying homes in areas such as the ceiling, attic, or roof. Due to the high cost of the material, it is best to combine the foam with another type of insulation. Affordable Comfort created a Hybrid System that uses a small amount of spray foam paired with Cellulose insulation. This system allows you to get the high performance benefits of the foam without breaking the bank. If you were to insulate your entire home in spray foam, the cost would be too high to ever see a return on your large investment.

When Shouldn't Spray Foam Be Used?
Spray foam should not be used exclusively to insulate an entire home, due to the aforementioned high cost issues. You also wouldn't want to add spray foam directly on top of existing insulation.

Spray foam can be used in a variety of spaces within your home such as walls (during new construction), band sills, floors/crawl spaces, foundation walls, crawl space walls, attic floors, and knee walls in the attic. It's also great for filling in odd spaces where air may be leaking. Spray foam is a superior insulation material that can protect and enhance your home, while still holding up to our high standards for environmentally safe materials, as it causes no damage to the ozone layer. Plus, it eventually pays for itself in utility bills savings! It's win-win all around.