Owning a home comes along with maintenance costs. However, there are measures you can take to keep home maintenance costs more manageable, including closed-cell spray foam. In addition to keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer during the winter, closed-cell spray foam is a great way to cut down on your maintenance and repair cost.
1. Home Comfort Cost
How much a person spends on their heating and cooling costs has a lot to do with how comfortable their home is. As a result, the more comfortable their house, the lower these costs. Closed-cell spray foam creates an airtight barrier that seals cracks in the crawl space and attic to keep the temperature inside your home more stable and ultimately keeps your home more comfortable. With even a small energy savings month after month, you can see considerable savings every year.
2. Moisture Control
When it comes to a house, moisture is always a problem. In the same way that air can seep through the tiny holes in the attic and crawl space, any moisture will also make its way inside your house. When it rains or snows, moisture can build up inside these spaces. Particularly when it comes to wood structures, prolonged exposure to moisture can cause the wood to warp and soften. The excess moisture can also cause a leak on the lower levels of your home; each scenario is costly.
3. Mold Barrier
Given the poor ventilation and darkness typically found in a crawl space and attic, excess moisture in the area will likely lead to mold growth. The most dangerous thing about mold is the fact that it can spread rather rapidly. As it spreads, it can do a great deal of damage and more importantly, it can spread into the living spaces of your home. The cost to perform mold removal and to repair any damage caused by the mold can be extensive. Foam insulation keeps the mold away.
Closed-cell spray foam is one way to make your investment in insulation and long term one. Compared to other insulation options, spray foam is less susceptible to damage and with a professional application can last for several years. Even better is that it maintains the same level of efficiency over its lifespan. This insulation option can help keep you from spending money on insulation reapplication over and over.
If you want to experience all the benefits of closed-cell spray foam, contact an insulation professional for assistance.