Last updated 2 years ago
Spray foam creates a type of shell for your home that seals air leaks and keeps you comfortable. Take advantage of these links to learn about the unique characteristics and energy-saving benefits of spray foam insulation:
Find out more about the energy-saving power of insulation from The National Geographic.
What does R-value have to do with energy loss? Read this article from HowStuffWorks.com to find out.
Spray foam creates an air and moisture barrier that discourages mold growth inside a home. If you are suffering from symptoms of mold illness, it may be time to upgrade your insulation.
Allergens and pollutants pass easily through air leaks. Protect against these irritants with spray foam insulation.
Find out why air sealing your home with insulation will translate into big energy savings for you. EnergyStar.gov has the scoop.
Protect your family and your wallet with high-quality spray foam from Foam Engineers LLC in St. Louis. We provide professional energy auditing and insulation services in order to maximize comfort and energy savings. Give us a call at (573) 821-2808 for more information.
Last updated 2 years ago
Exterior foam insulation can benefit a building in many ways, but most homeowners are unaware of what sets it apart from its insulation alternatives and indoor counterparts. The following overview highlights the qualities, unique attributes, and advantages of exterior foam insulation.
What Is Exterior Foam Insulation?
Exterior foam insulation is spray polyurethane foam that’s applied to the exterior, usually the roof, of a building or home. The installation process also includes application of a special coating to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy loss, reflect heat, and enhance all-weather durability. Exterior foam insulation reduces unwanted thermal exchange, contains noise exchange, and creates a virtually leak-free, non-porous exterior surface.
What Sets It Apart?
Exterior foam insulation is superior to conventional forms of exterior insulates in several areas. Perhaps the greatest advantage of exterior foam insulation is its ability to produce an air barrier. This air barrier greatly reduces the presence of air leaks in the applied area. Leaks account for a quarter or more of a home’s annual energy loss, according to the EPA.
What Is Exterior Foam Insulation Used For?
Exterior foam insulation is most commonly used on roofing. It’s easily applied evenly and quickly over the surface of the roof, sealing off thermal imperfections and leaks in the process. Exterior foams are very tough forms of foam insulate, primarily designed to be part of a roofing system. Exterior foam can also be used to insulate material storage tanks.
How Does It Work?
Insulation of all sorts is meant to better seal the environment within the insulated area in an effort to improve heating and cooling performance and to maintain a comfortable interior temperature year-round. Exterior foam has the added benefit of improving the overall durability of the roof itself.
To see if exterior or interior spray foam insulation is right for your home or business, call the experts at Foam Engineers LLC. We provide free quotes with analysis and will make professional recommendations based on your HVAC system’s efficiency. Call one of our team members today to learn about home insulation in St. Louis. Our number is (573) 821-2808.
Last updated 2 years ago
Energy savings, noise control, and improved indoor air quality are just a few of the benefits of Icynene LD-R-50 spray foam insulation. This specially formulated bio-preferred insulation material performs better than conventional insulation on many levels and creates an air barrier wherever it’s applied.
Icynene spray foam is considered the next generation of insulation. It easily reaches places where fiberglass insulate simply can’t go, like in the cracks and spaces found in cathedral-style attic roofs. Icynene spray foam locks out moisture and outdoor allergens as well. Learn more about the benefits of Icynene LD-R-50 spray foam by watching this video.
Foam Engineers LLC is proud to use Icynene spray foam and provide our customers with all the benefits that come with this incredible insulating material. To learn more about spray foam insulation in St. Louis, give us a call at (573) 821-2808.
Last updated 3 years ago
Spray foam has many advantages when it comes to insulation with long-term value. Spray foam is an extremely effective insulation that cuts down on the amount of energy needed to keep your home comfortable year-round, thereby reducing the bottom line on your energy bills. But just how much does spray foam offer in terms of savings?
You can expect to yield ongoing utility savings of 30% to 50% with properly installed spray foam insulation. This translates into huge savings, especially in summer and winter when HVAC energy dollars account for about half of all energy costs in the average U.S. home. To put that in perspective, the average home spends about $1,810 a year on heating and cooling, according to Project America. At maximum savings, the average household would save $905 a year, or $75.41 a month, with high-quality, professionally installed spray foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation will effectively reduce the amount of natural gas, electricity, water, and other energy resources you use to keep your home climate controlled. Spray foam has an outstanding R-value, at approximately 6.0 per 1 inch or higher, depending on the formula. R-value is a rating given to determine the amount of heat a material exchanges or loses, or its thermal resistance. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation’s effectiveness.
As useful as the R-value can be when calculating energy performance, it doesn’t measure air leakage. Air leaks are among the biggest culprits when it comes to energy loss because they allow cooled or heated air to escape outside, thereby increasing the energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature. Spray foam creates an air barrier that is far superior to conventional fiberglass insulation because it’s virtually non-porous when it dries.
To enjoy the benefits of spray insulation in your home, call the spray foam experts at Foam Engineers LLC. We are happy to help all St. Louis homeowners enhance their indoor comfort and energy savings. Give us a call at (573) 821-2808 for more information.
Last updated 3 years ago
When taking steps to decrease your energy costs, the first should be to determine how energy is being used by your home’s various appliances. This is where an energy audit comes in.
In this video, you will learn about the equipment that is used in a home energy audit. One of the main tools is the blower door test. The purpose of the blower door test is to determine how much air is getting into your home, using suction to magnify any leaks. In addition, energy audits generally employ an infrared detector to read surface temperatures around your home. A home energy audit may also include some non-intrusive air sealing.
To learn more about what a home energy audit entails and how to schedule one for your home, call Foam Engineers LLC at (573) 821-2808. If your home could be more energy efficient, we have the tools and skills to boost your insulation as well.