4 Reasons to Consider Spray Foam Insulation

4 Reasons to Consider Spray Foam Insulation

Are you considering spray foam insulation for your home or business in the Batesville, AR area? Spray foam insulation might have additional costs initially, but it’s high R-value and long lasting guarantee makes it our top recommendation. Here are 4 benefits for you to think about. – None of these benefits work out if your spray foam is not installed properly. At Reeves Insulation, we provide over 30 years of expertise in insulation and home energy conservation. As a family owned business, we believe in affordable prices and quality work. If you have questions about installing spray foam insulation in the Batesville, AR area, give us a call at (870) 793-2623. Higher R-value with Spray Foam Insulation Spray foam insulation, when installed properly, is a more effective insulation than its competitors. A higher R-value means lower energy bills and comfortable indoor temperatures during the hot Arkansas summer. Unlike cellulose and fiberglass, spray foam insulation bonds with the studs and walls. This provides a nearly air-tight sealant for the building. Spray foam can fill cracks and fit into oddly shaped parts of the building. Proper airflow with Spray Foam Insulation Nearly air-tight? Buildings need to breathe. An air-tight sealant would compromise the structural integrity of the building and cause the air inside to become stale. Spray foam is designed to allow your building to breathe. It is flexible enough to accommodate movement in wooden studs and walls over the years. Open-cell spray foam is designed to breathe just enough to allow moisture through without compromising the R-value of the insulation. Closed-cell spray foam is waterproof. It is used in any...
What You Need to Know About Insulation

What You Need to Know About Insulation

While most people don’t give much thought to what’s in their attic or behind their walls, proper insulation is key when it comes to having a comfortable home, lowering energy usage, and preventing moisture problems. The Role of Insulation There are three types of heat flow mechanisms: conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction is the way heat travels through materials. Convection is the way heat circulates in liquid and gases. And radiation travels in a straight line and heats anything solid in its path. According to the Department of Energy (energy.gov), heat flows from warmer to cooler until there is no longer a temperature difference, regardless of the mechanism. So in the summer, it keeps the warm air outside, and in the winter, it keeps the warm air inside. It does this by trapping pockets of air which slows down the heat flow process. How It’s Rated Insulation is rated by the measurement of resistance the material has to heat transfer, also known as R-value. The higher the R-value the more effective the insulation is. The installation greatly affects the R-value of the material. If installed poorly, this can cut the value substantially. For example, you can install R-30 fiberglass batts but if the batts are not installed perfectly flush with the attic floor, it can cut down to less than half. The reason is because there are gaps between the insulation and the attic floor, which can cause convection heat in those gaps. That heat then turns into radiation heat from the attic floor to inside the home. For more information about R-Value, visit us here. Types of Insulation...