What are the Benefits of Insulating Your Attic with Spray Foam?

What are the Benefits of Insulating Your Attic with Spray Foam?

As a homeowner, you probably don't put much thought into your attic. After all, in most homes in Saskatchewan, they don't tend to be used as part of your living space. But did you know that 40% of the heat in your home escapes through the attic? For this reason alone, it is essential to ensure it is properly insulated. Most attics are insulated with fibreglass or cellulose, but what if we told you there was a longer-lasting and more energy-efficient way to insulate your attic? Well, there is! Having spray foam insulation installed in your attic is the ideal solution for upgrading the insulation inside your attic. But what are the benefits of insulating your attic with spray foam insulation? And why is it better than other kinds of insulation? The experts at Eco Thermal are there to tell you! Read on to learn more! 

Why is Attic Insulation Important?

Whether you use your attic for storage, you want to convert it into a livable space or even if you don't use it all, it is important to ensure your attic is properly insulated. Because the weather conditions in Saskatchewan can range from frigidly cold winters to sweltering hot summers, having a home without proper insulation can create problems like high utility bills and living spaces that are too hot or too cold. Hot air rises, and if your attic doesn't have enough insulation or is improperly installed, your HVAC system will have to work harder to heat and cool your home, which will lead to higher utility bills. Spray foam insulation is the ideal way to save money on energy bills and keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer; let's take a closer look at why.

Spray Foam is the Best Insulation for Your Attic

Spray foam offers the best performance available for attic insulation. Spray foam insulation comes in two varieties, closed-cell and open-cell. When installed properly, both types of spray foam insulation fill in all of the nooks and crannies and nooks and create a perfect air-tight barrier. Because air can't move through it, there will be no heat transfer which will improve the energy efficiency of your home. It will also help keep pollen and dust out of your home, improving indoor air quality. Spray foam insulation also acts as a moisture barrier. This can be very beneficial for attics in helping prevent roof leaks. Spray foam insulation has a long lifespan. It will last upwards of 80 years, much longer than fibreglass or cellulose insulation. Spray foam insulation will also help reduce noise levels by up to 50%. As you can see, spray foam insulation has many benefits for your home. It can be more expensive than traditional insulation types like fibreglass and cellulose, but its long lifespan and the money you save on energy costs more than make up for it.

How Much Money Will You Save By Insulating Your Attic with Spray Foam?

Spray foam insulation is an investment in your home that will pay for itself in the long run. Homeowners can expect a return on investment of about 41% in the first year alone! As we stated above, 40% of the heat in your home escapes through the attic. This is also the same for cool air in the summer. Because spray foam insulation creates an air-tight barrier, you will save money on heating and cooling costs throughout the year. It is estimated that homeowners can save anywhere between 30-50% on energy costs! This could equal as much as $2000 per year! With the rising energy costs, it is easy to see why more and more homeowners are choosing to insulate their attics with spray foam.

Eco Thermal is Here for all Your Spray Foam Insulation Needs

Spray foam insulation is the ideal way to make your home more energy efficient, but installing spray foam insulation is not a DIY project. At Eco Thermal, we have the experience and expertise to ensure the job is done right. Our team is trained in the best installation practices, so you can get the most out of your spray foam insulation. Eco Thermal is your source for professional spray foam insulation installation in Saskatchewan. If you need insulation for your home or business, contact us today! We'll have you insulated in no time!