For those with an attic in their home looking to save a bit of money on their monthly heating and energy bills, insulation has long been a useful option. The insulation – no matter which you choose – protects the air conditioning system’s cool air from exiting the house through the roof – the same goes for your heat during the winter. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the insulation drastically reduces the heat from the sun from entering the home from above. This, in turn, allows the home to remain cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Which type of insulation is best suited for your needs, though? Foam board insulation or spray foam insulation?
Foam Board Insulation
Foam board is one of the more common types of insulation used in homes these days. Foam board is carefully rolled out by a trained technician, covering the entire expanse of your attic with the material. By covering the entire floor, the foam board acts as a sort of blanket, preventing heat from escaping through the roof of your home.
Unfortunately, foam board is incapable of filling in all of the cracks and crevices that are common in modern attics.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation has quickly become a favorite among homeowners due to its efficiency by using broken-up chunks of insulation that can fill in the gaps in the room. This effectively reduces the openings for any air – heated or chilled – from escaping into the world.
The ease of installation also makes it a popular choice. The job can be completed by one or two technicians using a blower to shoot the spray foam into the attic through an open window or door. It is easy, effective, and isn’t overly expensive – a plus for many homeowners.
If you would like to know more about either foam board or spray foam insulation, or perhaps would like one of them installed in your home, call Paradigm Roofs today at 972-542-7774.