Insulation for New Hampshire Home
The best insulation recommended for New Hampshire homes is the spray foam insulation. There are many reasons for the spray foam insulation to be best than other insulations like the fiberglass and cellulose. It is safe as well as better for insulating your valuable property.
It is available in different densities to best fit all your personal requirements and budget. It has a property to expand in the voids in which it is applied up to 30 – 130 times than that of its liquid volume. Thus there are no chances of any kind of voids and cracks left behind. No doubt the initial cost of this insulation would be high but this would than save lot of your money on energy costs.
By installing the insulation in your house you make sure the betterment of the future generation too. You will also help in saving the fossil fuels and other resources on the earth by using the eco friendly spray foam insulation. This insulation reduces the process of global warming which is the most important factor of concern today.
Considering a house insulated with fiber glass insulation using 1000 gallons of oil annually for heating and cooling systems, the same house if insulated with spray foam than it will require only 600 gallons of oil annually. Hence it will straight away save 40% of the energy. This is for one house only. Now think of the number of houses in New Hampshire and the amount of energy that it will save annually.
An average house on the basis of today’s prices of oil will annually save $1000. The house which is built properly and also insulated will stand almost for 100 years. Hence it will save in all $100000. This would be the savings due to one properly insulated home. Now think of the 1000s of homes of New Hampshire and the savings made by them.
The spray foam insulation provides you with the extra value of the investment made by you as it seals all the air leakages in the house. All the cavities in walls, ceilings and floors are sealed air tightly along with the gaps around light fixtures and electric boards too. This ensures you that the unconditioned airs from outside can no way enter inside the house. So the problem of moisture as well as the pollens sweeping inside the house will also be solved. This helps the house owners to enjoy a clean environment inside their homes.
Spray foam insulation offers a very higher R-Value comparing to the other insulations. There are three kinds of spray foam insulation available in New Hampshire market. They are polyurethane roofing foam, the closed cell spray foam insulation, open cell spray foam insulation and the UTC 7040–05 open cell spray foam insulation.
The polyurethane roofing foam is rigid insulation which seals all the holes in the roof of the house. Thus the durability of the roof also increases. The closed cell foam insulation is semi rigid having a density of 1.91b. This spray foam has the highest R-Value of about 6.9 per inch. No other spray foam has such a higher R-Value.
Open cell spray foam insulation is soft as well as flexible. It has an R-Value ranging from 3.4 to 3.8 per inch. This is a perfect insulation for creating an air barrier and hence it is used for wall installments. Last but not the least the UTC open cell foam also has an R-Value of 3.7 per inch. This is mostly used in interior walls for dampening of the sound from one room to the other.