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8 benefits of using Spray Foam Insulation (SPF) in exterior walls

4 Feb 2015 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
R&A Contracting SPF Insulation exterior walls

What’s keeping your building walls from leaking energy?

Many business and homeowners rely on quality insulation to reduce energy costs and maintain a comfortable living environment. Two of the more common insulation solutions involve fiberglass panels or foam board. However, with both of these solutions come potential risks for both the structure of your building and your overall health.

  • Uncontrolled air leaks account for up to 40% of energy loss.
  • Some types of insulation material can be susceptible to water and moisture.
  • Solid-form insulation material is difficult to manipulate to fit unusual construction angles.
  • Because of their solid-form construction, fiberglass and foam board panels can be damaged during the construction process.
  • Pests are known to damage certain types of solid-form insulation.

Is Spray Foam Insulation a better solution for exterior walls?

Spray Foam Insulation (SPF) is quickly gaining massive popularity as a new solution to exterior wall insulation. Closed-cell spray foam insulation can be used inside masonry cavity walls. Open-cell spray foam insulation can be best used behind insulation panels to further insulate the inner side of external walls.

There are at least eight great benefits to using spray foam insulation to insulate your exterior walls:

  • Improved indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Noise reduction because of closed-cell molecular construct.
  • Increased energy efficiency. SPF insulation can reduce your energy costs by up to 40%!
  • Flexible installation to custom fit any substrate or construction shape. The dual compound of SPF expands upon on contact to fill any hole, crevice, or surface area you intend to insulate.
  • Highly resistant to water, moisture, and mold.
  • Durable throughout the construction process.
  • Inedible for pests.
  • Long-term savings that make SPF insulation well worth the investment.

Get started with Spray Foam Insulation from R&A Contracting!

What more proof do you need that Spray Foam Insulation is the right solution for your home or business? Our veteran SPF installation teams at R&A Contracting are St. Louis’ experts on spray foam insulation. We serve our Gateway City and beyond with exceptional customer care and installation expertise we’d expect for our own homes. Your comfort and energy savings is our top priority.

Call R&A Contracting today to get started on a warmer, safer, and more comfortable way to enjoy your home or office!

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