What are the pros & cons of spray foam insulation?

 

Suffice it to say, spray foam has many more pros than cons. Here are some of the pros:
It can save up to 50% on energy consumption which is great for the planet and your pocket book.
Because it completely seals off your home environment, it makes your home healthier by keeping
out allergens, pollutants and pests like rodents and insects. This sealing feature also prevents
uncomfortable cold drafts or hot spots from affecting ideal climate control.
The closed cell system in particular, can reduce the growth of potentially harmful mold and
mildew by providing a 100% moisture barrier.
It makes for a more peaceful and comfortable home environment by significantly reducing the
penetration of annoying outside noises.
Another attractive feature is that it’s non-toxic and doesn’t leave any bothersome residual smells.
Recent studies show that using spray foam in your home or office remodel or new construction
can contribute to the over structural integrity of your building thus adding to its longevity and
possibly even to its resale value!
What about the cons?
For many people, the only potential “con” would be that the initial investment for installation is
up to 30% more than traditional insulation materials.
However, given the annual savings of up to 50% as well as the above mentioned value added to
your structure and quality of life, we feel that it is not only an investment worth making but
perhaps one of the best investments you will ever make in your home or commercial property!