Save Money with Spray Foam Insulation from WMGB
Improper insulation is one of the most common problems that Grand Rapids homes face, but insulation can help homeowners in Western Michigan lower their heating and cooling costs and improve their home comfort! With WMGB Home Improvement’s team of spray foam insulation contractors, you can upgrade your home with a powerful insulating material to help keep your house comfortable, dry, and energy efficient.
Whether you’re dealing with cold weather in the winter or summer heat, you want to be sure your home is prepared. WMGB knows how to get you well insulated, and we can get you living more comfortably every day. Insulation specialists think that in the right applications for homes in Michigan, spray foam insulation can be the best upgrade for your money—here’s why.
Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation
- All-in-one insulation, air sealing, and moisture barrier
- High R-value compared to other insulation types
- Longer lifespan
There are many advantages to spray foam insulation, not least of which is a noticeable difference in energy savings. There are different kinds of spray foam insulation, but the main one is known as Spray Polyurethane Foam, or SPF.
SPF can be more effective and economical than any other insulation material, including older pink fiberglass batt insulation, and has an R-value of R-6.2 per inch or higher. Spray foam also expands after being sprayed, which gives complete coverage and prevents air leakage. Finally, SPF maintains its R-value by never compressing, absorbing moisture, allowing air movement, or falling out of place.
Two Types of Spray Polyurethane Foam
The first type of spray foam insulation, 1-part foam, can be found at most hardware stores in pressurized cans with brand names like GREAT STUFF™. The 1-part foam is very sticky and depending on the type you choose, can expand at different rates as soon as you apply it. That seals gaps along with insulating, and can be labeled an “insulating foam sealant.”
If you are looking to insulate more hard-to-reach places or larger areas like an entire wall or basement rim joist, a 2-part foam spray (containing both a resin and a catalyst) used by a spray foam insulation contractor is the solution. This SPF comes in a pair of metal containers. This 2-part spray foam reaction is what causes the foam to expand and insulate those especially hard to reach areas and insulate and air seal your home even more effectively.
Where is Spray Foam Insulation Used in a House?
Since spray is more resistant to moisture than other insulation types, it’s commonly found in basements and crawl spaces. But it’s just as effective in other areas of the home, and many homeowners choose to install spray foam in their attic rafters or exterior walls. A qualified spray foam insulation contractor can sit down with you and find the best solution for your home, and help explain if spray foam insulation will save money for you.
Contact Us for a Free Estimate on Spray Foam Insulation Upgrades
Looking for the best spray foam insulation company in Michigan? Want to know basement spray foam insulation costs for your Grand Rapids, Holland, or Kalamazoo home? Contact the leading spray foam installers in Michigan at WMGB today here or give us a call at (616) 243-3700 to ensure your home is properly insulated, and ask about our healthy home assessment and energy audit. Using the results of your audit, you’ll have a better idea of exactly where the weak points in your home are and find the right home improvement services to make a difference in your comfort and energy savings.