What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Considered the most effective and non-toxic of all insulation processes, both open and closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation are used in walls, ceilings, attics and crawl spaces. When the chemical is sprayed, it immediately expands and seeps into all the cracks and crevices, guaranteeing a leak free seal regardless of the space. When it dries, it is rigid, and enhances the structural strength of your walls.
The US Department of Energy conducted studies which showed that 40% of a home’s energy is lost as a result of air infiltration through windows, doorways and walls. They found that buildings treated with Spray Foam Insulation can provide as much as 50% better insulation than traditional insulation products, such as fiberglass.
Spray Foam Insulation also works as a thermal barrier by preventing any humidity to enter. It guarantees consistent room temperatures throughout the entire home, which, in turn, results in less usage of your HVAC systems and saves you money all year around.
Spray Foam Insulation in New York
New York has its own unique character with regards to architecture, building infrastructure and climate. Each of these need to be taken into consideration when evaluating the type and amount of Spray Foam Insulation necessary in a particular building. With New York’s oldest houses having been built in the 1600s, its large collection of varied skyscrapers such as those evident in the famous New York skyline, and the current construction boom, Spray Foam Insulation can make a real difference in energy efficiency.
Many of Manhattan’s residential districts are made of brownstone row houses, townhouses, and tenements that were built during the building boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the outer boroughs free standing houses are more popular. A large number of New York homes are built out of stone and brick as a result of the Great Fire of 1835. New York’s cold climate and high humidity make its homes and buildings particularly suitable for Spray Foam Insulation.
The type of home, its building materials and its age along with local weather conditions will all be taken into account with regards to Spray Foam Insulation. New York homeowners, commercial space owners and general contractors can all benefit from Spray Foam Insulation. Smart Seal’s experts have years of experience and can advise on the appropriate amount and type of Spray Foam Insulation for your New York home or building project and help you save money.
How can Spray Foam Insulation help you?
In addition to saving money on your energy costs, Spray Foam Insulation also provides the ability to:
- Improve the air quality significantly
- Protect your facility or home against moisture
- End the chance of harmful mold, mildew and resulting rotting wood
- Reduce airborne sound thereby lessening the noise level
- Provide an environmentally safe area
- Add to the value of your home or commercial space
Homes treated with Spray Foam Insulation often qualify for state and federal tax deductions.