1. Lower Energy Bills
Insulating and air sealing your home will generate the biggest potential drop in energy use of any major home improvement. Reinsulating and air sealing can save about 20% on heating and cooling costs in existing homes! If installed properly, additional insulation will provide a fantastic return on your investment.
2. Increased Comfort
In the winter, a poorly insulated crawl space will result in cold bedroom floors, and poorly insulated walls can make rooms drafty and inefficient.
Is the upstairs of your house too warm in the summer months? Extremely hot 140° to 150° attics can allow heat to pass through thin insulation and into your living space. Make sure you have 12″-17″ of fiberglass insulation to keep you comfortable all summer long.
3. Reduced Ice Dams and Icicles
Icicles, while fun to look at, are dangerous to you and your home. Not only do they pull on gutters, but water can build up behind icicles and create severe moisture problems in the wood of your roof and attic.
Ice damming is the result of too much heat in your attic in cold winter months. If you have snow on your roof, and the temperature in your attic is above freezing, that snow will melt and run into your gutter. Because gutters are not over a heated area of your house, water will freeze in your gutters creating ice dams and ultimately icicles.
If my description doesn’t register with you, take a look at the image below to see how ice dams develop.
The good news: Ice dams and icicles can be quickly prevented with more insulation and better ventilation at the eaves!
4. Better for the Environment
Our largest personal uses of fossil fuels are our house and our cars. Reducing home energy can minimize your carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels. The best part is that you don’t have to change your lifestyle at all – just add insulation to your home! Icynene air-seals and can help reduce energy use and costs by as much as 50%. In turn, it helps reduce the production of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide by thousands of tons a year.
5. Noise Reduction
Insulation of any kind is ideal for combating the transfer of sound. Let us help you create a quieter, more comfortable living space. Spray polyurethane foam is ideal for applications where quiet is a must in your Johnson City home. When spray foam is sprayed into walls, ceilings and floors, building occupants are uninterrupted by airborne sound (human speech, stereos, and plumbing runs) and flanking sound (sound transmitted through the building structure). Icynene ensures a haven of peace and quiet by completely filling and sealing every penetration such as cracks around doors, electrical outlets, and plumbing pipes within walls.