There are pros and cons to every type of insulation you might use for your project. Spray foam is no different. Some people are a little hesitant to use spray foam because it may be more difficult to deal with if you must go back and do renovation work later. They are also concerned by the fact that it is slightly more expensive than other types of insulation. When you consider the benefits of spray foam insulation, however, the objections begin to shrink.
Ease of Installation
Spray foam can be installed pretty easily. With other types of insulation, great care must be taken to fit insulation between studs and around windows and doors. With spray foam insulation, such precise measurements are unnecessary.
When installed correctly, spray foam can have an R-value of 6, the highest available on the market. It can also fill in gaps and plug holes which prevents drafts from getting in. All of this contributes to its effectiveness.
Mold and Mildew Resistant
Spray foam insulation is water resistant. It does not offer the same spaces for water to get in that other insulation types do. Without the same vulnerability to moisture, it is also resistant to the mildew that can result from moisture infiltration.
Because spray foam is not as susceptible to water and draft as other types of insulation it is not as susceptible to the wear that the elements can inflict. It is made of a relatively tough material. All of this means that spray foam can last a pretty long time.
Although this type of insulation may be more costly up front, it can present you with plenty of savings in the long run. It is durable enough that you will not have to replace it. It is also effective enough to save you money on your utility bills for a long time to come. When you add up the savings, the up-front costs may well be worth it.
When it comes to insulation, every product has its pros and cons. Weigh your options carefully before making a decision. Spray foam insulation has a lot of benefits that will make it well worth your consideration. For more information about spray foam insulation or any of our other products or services, contact Metro Garage Doors today.