Get the facts about spray foam insulation.
The home improvement that will give you the biggest energy cost savings is replacing your fiberglass or cellulose attic insulation with spray foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation dramatically reduces your electric bills by controlling the biggest contributor to your annual home energy costs: central air conditioning and heating. And that’s not the only advantage: Please take a few minutes to explore the topics below and learn more about the many benefits of spray foam insulation:
- Insulates better than fiberglass
- Promotes healthy air quality and helps prevent mold and mildew
- Protects roof against wind uplift during severe hurricanes
- Earns substantial Florida homeowners insurance discounts
- Qualifies for utility company rebates
What’s wrong with the insulation I already have?
If you’re like most Florida homeowners, your home is probably already insulated with fiberglass—the pink stuff. Or you may have cellulose—recycled newsprint. Fiberglass and cellulose do reduce your central air conditioning and heating costs, but they have three big weaknesses
when compared to spray foam insulation:
- Less insulating power over time. Fiberglass and cellulose settle over time, reducing their ability to block heat energy. Spray foam insulation hardens into a rigid barrier that retains its thickness and insulating power over the years.
- Air infiltration. Research shows that about 40 percent of central air conditioning and heating energy consumption in a modern Florida home is attributable to air infiltration—air leakage—through a home’s walls and attic space. Air infiltration transmits noise, dirt, pollutants, moisture and allergens. Fiberglass and cellulose are full of air spaces and cannot block this air leakage. Spray foam insulation does.
- Hot attic. Your attic can reach 150 degrees during the summer. Fiberglass and cellulose insulation lay on the floor of the attic—basically on top of your home’s ceiling—so they can’t keep your attic cool. Spray foam insulation, on the other hand, is bonded to the underside of the roof sheathing, so it insulates your attic, keeping the attic air and the air conditioning ducts running through your attic as much as 40 degrees cooler.
This means your central air conditioning system doesn’t have to work nearly as hard.
Get the facts from the industry leader.
This website is presented by Tailored Foam of Florida, one of North America’s largest foam insulation contractors. Tailored Foam of Florida has successfully installed more foam insulation during the past three decades than any other insulation contractor in the Southeast. And we’ve installed more foam insulation in Florida than all other foam insulation companies combined. We have the knowledge, experience and financial strength to handle any project. Including yours.