Spray Foam Insulation Danville, IL
For many home owners, insulation isn’t something you sit and think about – until it’s too late. What do we mean by too late? Well, either it is doing the job right or it isn’t.
But insulation doesn’t just stop working. Most of the time, it fails you over a long period of time. In fact, certain types of insulation can drop in R-value effectiveness by up to 20%!
If you're considering having your insulation checked and/or replaced, then you need to know that the Department of Energy recommends an R-value of R-49 for any Danville, IL home or commercial building.
Spray foam insulation can achieve this R-value more efficiently than any other insulation material.
What's an R-value?
R-value is a measurement that represents how well an insulation barrier will resist the flow of heat from one area to another. In your case, it would represent how well the barrier would keep the heat in your home in the winter and the heat out of your home in the summer.
There’s a really complicated formula that we could show you, and try to explain, but it’s easier to say that the higher the R-value, the better the insulation barrier works. Now, on to the next question.
What insulation material has the highest R-value?
Meeting, or exceeding an R-value of R-49+ is not easy, unless you use spray foam. Foam insulation is considered the best option for the Danville, IL area. It is considered the most efficient insulation barrier of all the different insulation options.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) possess the highest R-value ratings and works for almost any application in your home or for commercial building insulation. Depending on the type of spray foam, there are some other great benefits, too.
Open and Closed-Cell Foam Insulation
You should know there are two types of spray foam insulation. The first is open-cell foam insulation and the second is closed-cell foam. Both are great for insulation your home, but each can provide different benefits. To help you better understand this, we’ve put together a little breakdown below to help you visualize the differences:
For most attic insulation installations, closed cell foam is the preferred option. It does not settle and it actually provides additional structural support. But, where there needs to be a gap filler, or soundproofing, open cell foam is the better option. Either option will work great, and will meet the DoE requirements for Illinois without any problems.
Spray Foam Insulation Cost
In most cases, spray foam will cost more than other insulation options such as cellulose, fiberglass or board insulation. However, the benefits will outweigh the initial cost in the long run.
Since each project is different, there’s no real way for us to say how much your project will cost (or even guess at it) without speaking to you. Instead, we ask that you give us a call at (217) 516-3704 or request a free quote.
Request a Free Spray Foam Estimate
So, now that you know about spray foam insulation, and the fact that it meets and/or exceeds the DoE recommendation of R-49+, what’s stopping you from making that call? If your Danville, IL home or office needs insulation work, we are ready to help. We have the best pricing, the best customer service, and we will stand behind our work. If you want the best spray foam insulation for your Danville home or office, give us a call today.