Foam insulation is just one of the many choices that you have when installing insulation in your roof. So, what makes it a cut above the rest? We’ll be exploring just that in this article!
Why Choose Foam Insulation?
With insulation being an integral part of any home’s roof, it only makes sense to use the best. There are several types of insulation available to any home or business owner, each with its advantages and disadvantages. One of these is the foam insulation which is one of the most common types of insulation you’ll find. But what exactly makes it better than everything else?
Creates An Airtight Seal on Any Surface
One of the best features of foam insulation is that it is sprayed on to a surface. This makes it easy to apply but also fills in cracks and crevices that would be inaccessible to other types of insulation. This creates an airtight seal on any surface you might want to add it to. If you have any allergies to pollen or the like, you’ll be glad to know the airtight seal it makes helps keep those allergens outside your home.
Easy To Apply
It also conforms to the shape of your roof so you don’t have to go through the hassle of measuring it out. Just spray it on a surface and you have yourself an incredibly strong insulator and seal. You can even apply it yourself, but we still recommend that you hire a professional to get the most out of your insulation.
This type of insulation doesn’t only create airtight seals though. It’s also waterproof. If there’s a leak in your roof you don’t have to worry about your insulation breaking down because of it. It can even be used to seal up leaks in your roof if you decide to do so.
Other types of insulation need to be replaced often because of how the water they absorb becomes the perfect breeding grounds for molds. That isn’t the case with foam insulation. Thanks to its waterproof capabilities, it makes sure that molds can’t grow on it. It also keeps your roof dry which means mold and other fungi just doesn’t have any place to take root. You’ll be much healthier in general without those spores causing allergies and tainting food.
Strengthens Your Roof
Foam insulation is not just there to keep your home’s temperature regulated, though. It can also fortify your roof and anything else you spray it on. This is thanks to its airtight seal and how it fills in cracks that might be weakening your roof. Think of it as the roofing equivalent of super glue with the added benefit of saving you heating or cooling bills.
Extends the Lifespan of Your Roof
With all of these advantages working together, you can expect that your roof will last a very long time. You’ll also be saving a ton of money on maintenance. You could extend the lifetime of your roof by around a decade because degraders like water and dry rot will not even get to your attic, which is the foundation of your roof.