When it comes to new construction, many homeowners are seeking an energy-saving home that does not comprise comfort. Not surprisingly, insulation plays a major role in a home’s performance, and the type and technique used can make or break the enjoyment of a new home.
As part of our HealthSmart launch, LifeStyle Homes is moving to R-24 open-cell spray foam to create a seemingly “protective bubble” around the living areas of our customers’ homes.
Here is a look at the advantages of using open-cell spray foam insulation.
Benefits of Using Spray-Foam Insulation
Open-cell spray foam insulation reduces air leaks, deters moisture, can conform to openings of all shapes and sizes, and is more environmentally friendly than closed-cell spray foam. It also improves indoor air quality, is easy to install, and is long-lasting. Not to mention it is a great sound barrier. Perhaps the most compelling reason to use open-cell foam is that it saves you money in the form of reduced monthly electric bills as it is a highly superior insulator.
LifeStyle Homes has chosen environmentally friendly Profoam™ open-cell spray foam which contains renewable agricultural products, as well as no ozone-depleting chemicals. It is also formulated with an anti-microbial ingredient inhibiting mold and mildew growth.
What Are the Different Types of Expanding Foam?
A spray foam kit typically contains the foam, which comes in a pressurized container, hoses, and a spray gun with multiple tips. The foam is sprayed and quickly expands to create an air-tight seal. It will not settle, shrink, or deteriorate. And it is guaranteed to keep its R-Value. (R-Values are a measure of insulation performance. The higher the R-Value, the better the insulation is at resisting heat transfer.)
There are two different types of expanding foam insulation: closed-cell and open-cell. Closed-cell foam is a higher density than open-cell foam and is best suited for applications requiring protection from the harshest conditions, such as frigid climates or for metal buildings.
To explore this feature and more that comprise the brand-new LifeStyle HealthSmart program, please take a look at our comprehensive features. And as always, give us a call at (321) 727-8188 ext. 2 with any questions on building a LifeStyle HealthSmart home.