Atlanta, GA foam is an energy efficient insulation that seals air leakage, lowering a home’s heating and cooling bills year-round. It’s also an effective barrier that blocks outside noise and keeps pests out.
It’s a premium product that many homeowners consider for the high performance and durability it offers. But if you’re considering using spray foam for DIY projects, be aware of some issues to consider before going to the hardware store.
In this week’s episode of the BS* + Beer podcast, we talk with a spray foam contractor about their business and the various applications they use for this high-tech product. You’ll hear about the different types of spray foam, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and the applications that work best with them.
Beyond the Basics: Innovative Applications of Spray Foam Insulation in Home Improvement
Depending on the manufacturer, closed-cell spray foam typically costs around $1.00 per board foot. Open-cell spray foam usually costs slightly less, at $0.60 per board foot. Both can be used in new construction or existing homes, and are Class One fire rated with low moisture retention. They both provide a tighter air seal than fiberglass batts, improving your home’s energy efficiency and thermal performance.
Hiring a professional installer to apply spray foam is recommended. They have the equipment to mix and spray the foam evenly in a space, and know how to properly install it to avoid sagging or swelling. This type of installation is more efficient than doing it yourself, and ensures that the work meets any applicable building codes. In addition, professional technicians will use a rig that produces very little off-gassing while they work, and will clean up thoroughly once the spray foam has cured.
Green Earth Spray Foam
1891 Prospect Church Rd Lawrenceville, GA 30043