Wellesley, Massachusetts is also served by 3x Foam Insulation. Spray-on local foam insulation completely air-seal residential and commercial buildings, including homes, schools, businesses, and more. They are non-toxic and safe for the environment. When combined with an effective air management system, these components offer the solution for improved indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and sound abatement.
Spray foam insulation’s main advantage is that it creates a thermal envelope that is more energy-efficient. Meaning less conditioned air consequently leaves the building. the end results would be a comfortable home and fewer energy expenditures.
Comparing spray foam insulation to more conventional rolled or blown-in insulation, it offers a higher R-value per inch. Spray foam insulation, according to diffen.com, has an R-value of 6 per inch of placed insulation. In comparison, fiberglass has an R-value that ranges from 2.2 to 3.5 inches, depending on the source. However, the air resistance value of foam spray cannot be compared to that of rolled or blown-in insulation.
Spray foam insulation has the additional advantage of expanding into cracks and sealing air leaks in the thermal envelope because it is sprayed on wet and expands as it dries. According to Energy Star, air leaks account for 25 to 40 percent of conditioned heating and cooling costs in the typical home.
Another advantage of spray foam over fiberglass or cellulose is its resilience to moisture. This mostly relates to closed-cell foam. Actually, according to a report by Business Science Consulting, this kind of foam insulation works well as a secondary rainwater barrier.
According to FEMA, spray foam insulation offers the best protection against flood damage. Regarding these standards, cellulose and fiberglass are both categorized as “unacceptable.”
We offer foam insulation in Wellesley as well as Newton, Weston, Needham, Brookline, Watertown, and Dover.