4 Reasons To Insulate Your Home With Spray Foam Insulation In Cold Climates
February 1, 2023
Spray foam insulation, like Elastochem’s Insulthane Extreme, offers homeowners many advantages over traditional types of insulation, such as energy efficiency, reduced airborne noise, and moisture control. In cold climates the top four reasons to insulate with spray foam are to:
- Reduce heating and cooling bills
- Prevent ice dams
- Protect water pipes
- Better home comfort
Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills
Air escaping from your home is responsible for as much as 40% of your home’s energy loss. Air leaks translate into unnecessarily high heating and cooling bills. As a matter of fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program estimates that in cold climates, you could save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills, just by adding insulation and sealing air leaks in attics, floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists. Homes using all spray foam insulation will save even more.
Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams occur when warm, moist air from inside your home comes into contact with a cold roof in the winter. Warm air causes snow to melt. The melted snow then refreezes on eavestroughs, leading to a build-up of ice and icicles. Elastochem spray foam is an ideal, energy-efficient insulation that can help you avoid these types of problems while working to both reduce energy loss and maintain indoor air temperature so that you and your family are comfortable all year round.
Protect Water Pipes
Water volume in pipes can expand up to 10% when below -17°C (0°F). Low temperatures can cause burst pipes and costly water damage to your home. Protect water pipes and prevent water damage from leaks by adding foam insulation to walls located near water pipes.
Better Home Comfort
A home with cold spots, a cold room over the garage, and/or a cold basement is extremely uncomfortable. Spray foam insulation creates an airtight seal around your home. The seal stops cold air from entering through walls, ceilings, and gaps that may not be properly sealed when traditional insulation is used.
These reasons make it clear that this advanced thermal insulation and air seal in one, is the best choice for cold climates. You will save money on monthly energy bills, prevent ice dams, avoid water damage, and have a home with next-level comfort.