Homeowners

Whether it is new construction, a renovation or a retrofit job, spray foam can be a great investment in your home. With its many applications and cost efficient methods, there are many ways in which it can improve the strength and durability of your home.

While spray foam roofing is used primarily in commercial applications, some regions of the country with low slope or flat roofing can use spray foam roofs to increase the home’s air seal and decrease the home’s energy usage. California has some of the highest energy costs in the country. Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) may help Californians save on energy costs.

Tax Credits, Rebates and Incentives

Efficiency

Spray foam can be a great money-saver by helping to lower energy bills through reducing air leaks and improving your home’s energy efficiency*.

Value

Spray foam is a powerful insulation material with a high R-value and air barrier properties that give it the unique ability to fill the gaps and holes that could be difficult to seal.

Tax Savings

Spray foam may qualify you for tax credits or rebates.

Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.

Applications of Spray Foam

+ + + + + + + X Walls SPF for wall insulation has the ability to seal small cracks and provide in-house noise reduction, increasing your homes energy efficiency and savings of up to 20% on heating and cooling costs. X Attics Spray foam attic insulation makes an effective air barrier, preventing drafts and creating a more comfortable indoor environment. It can also minimize moisture and humidity caused by air infiltration, which can otherwise generate condensation that can result in mold and mildew growth. X Roofs Using spray polyurethane foam (SPF) on your building’s roof aids in moisture protection, improved energy efficiency, and better wind resistance. The effective lifespan of a spray foam roofing system can exceed 30 years. X Basements SPF can minimize airborne sound transmission and provide a barrier against insects and other pests. These benefits are especially helpful in basements that are unfinished or used primarily for storage. X Cantilevered floors Since SPF expands to fill small gaps and cracks before hardening, SPF insulation can be used to stop drafts and increase heating and cooling efficiency to create an effective air and moisture barrier in cantilever floors. X Gaps and holes “Foam in a can” insulating sealant is an exceptionally effective and simple way to seal small gaps, such as spaces around electrical outlets, ductwork, or cracks in materials. X Crawlspaces (walls or floors) SPF for wall insulation has the ability to seal small cracks and provide in-house noise reduction, increasing your homes energy efficiency and savings of up to 20% on heating and cooling costs.

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