Spray Foam Insulation on Florida’s Treasure Coast
During the hot, humid days of a Florida summer, most residents believe they are counting on their air conditioners to keep them cool, not their insulation. But one doesn’t work nearly as well without the other. Home insulation is an important piece to keeping a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
In fact, many Florida homeowners hold the misconception that insulation is only needed up north where it is cold, but that is far from true. There are various types of insulation used in homes across the country, ranging in insulating power, but one of the most effective for Florida homes is spray foam insulation.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Safety First – SucraSeal Foam
A house fire is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. And if a fire does break out, nothing is more important than the safety of your family. We agree, which is why we install SucraSeal spray foam, one of the safest spray foam products available. Conventional spray foam requires an ignition barrier to minimize smoke and flame during a fire, but SucraSeal spray foam is different. Engineered with a proprietary formulation to retard flame and smoke, it not only eliminates the need for an ignition barrier, but it minimizes smoke during a fire, giving your family precious extra time to get to a safe place. Trust SucraSeal spray foam for added fire safety and peace of mind.
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DOES NOT BURN OR CONTRIBUTE TO A FIRE AND IS ONE OF THE LOWEST SMOKE DEVELOPED SPRAY FOAMS AVAILABLE
Benefits of Spray Foam
There are many benefits to using spray foam insulation in your home:
Energy and Cost Savings
Spray foam can reduce your cooling and heating bills by giving your HVAC system a rest. Conditioned air is prevented from leaving your home, which allows your HVAC system to run less frequently.
Spray foam seals the cracks that noise travels through, minimizing sounds from between rooms and outside.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Spray foam seals penetration points, preventing pollen and other allergens from entering your home.
Spray foam does not shrink, sag, or settle and sticks to most materials including masonry, cement, metal studs, wood studs, and rooflines.
Spray foam does not absorb moisture and prevents mold and water damage, especially during the rainy season.
Quick and Easy Install
Spray foam is a two-in-one product, air sealing and insulating as it expands.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
The two main types of spray foam are open cell and closed cell.
Open Cell Spray Foam
- Less dense than closed cell spray foam
- Softer and more flexible
- Dampens sounds, vapor permeable, eliminates air infiltration
- Lower R-value (insulating power of insulation)
- Expands to 100-120 times its size
Closed Cell Spray Foam
- More dense than open cell spray foam insulation
- More rigid and heavier
- Higher R-value
- Expands up to 33 times its size
- Helps protect against air, thermal, water, and vapor
A Few More Thoughts on Home Spray Foam Insulation
Is spray foam insulation safe?
Yes, spray foam insulation is safe when applied according to manufacturer guidelines. Proper ventilation, protective gear, and adherence to safety precautions are essential during installation.
Is spray foam insulation flammable?
Yes, spray foam insulation can be flammable. This is why it is treated with flame retardants to lower the risk of igniting and burning. We recommend SucraSeal as one of the safest spray foam insulation products for fire protection.
Is spray foam insulation waterproof?
Closed-cell spray foam insulation is water-resistant, but not entirely waterproof. It can resist water but may not prevent water infiltration in the event of prolonged exposure or flooding.
Can I spray foam insulation myself?
It is always best to leave the job to professional spray foam insulation contractors. Inexperience can cause improper installation, leading to issues such as poor insulation performance, air leaks, or even structural problems. Professional spray foam insulation installers will ensure the job is done correctly and safely.
How much is spray foam insulation per square foot?
The spray foam insulation cost varies by the size and scope of each project.
A Name You Can Trust
At Leed Insulation, we have been creating more energy efficient homes across the East Coast of Florida, including West Palm Beach and Jupiter, for over 30 years. We work with only the best products to provide our customers with the highest quality, most affordable home insulation. We trust the quality and integrity of Nexseal closed cell foam, SucraSeal open cell foam, and the products from Huntsman Building Solutions for our insulation projects. It is our goal to make the installation of home insulation stress-free and create a comfortable environment for you and your whole family year-round. Our team of insulation experts is ready to answer your spray foam insulation questions and provide you with a five-star insulation experience.