Keeping your Seattle home’s attic well insulated is incredibly important when it comes to saving money on your energy bills. More importantly, good insulation helps maintain your family’s health, reduce toxins inside of your home, and provides you with better air quality. Spray foam is a great choice.
Spray foam insulation is made from two types of composite material: polyurethane, and isocyanate, an organic compound made from tweaking the molecular structure of isomeric cyanic acid. When sprayed out of the tip of the spray foam gun, the substance gradually expands, filling in the cracks and crannies of your crawl space or attic before curing. Spray foam insulation is the most effective material for insulating your attic available.
Insulation works to prevent the transfer of heat through the walls, ceiling, and floor of your home. When some rooms are better insulated than others, the air temperature from room to room can change dramatically. Cold floors, cold walls, or excessive heat in upstairs and attic areas are signs that your home is not well insulated.
Unwanted air transfer causes your heating and cooling systems to work overtime to compensate for the energy loss. The installation of new insulation, however, in key areas of your home, helps regulate the house temperatures and reduce your energy costs.
Seattle homes that lack proper insulation spend more money on their energy bills. Conversely, investing in attic insulation creates an average energy savings of 30% – 80% (depending upon the condition of old insulation), simply because the spray foam insulation enables their homes to be more energy efficient. Because of this, the insulation installation pays for itself within months.