PolyPro and Your Home

Selecting the right insulation is important and can impact indoor air quality, comfort and your pocketbook. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling and existing home, PolyPro spray foam products protect your home from air leakage, increase energy efficiency, improve air quality and minimize the risk of moisture problems.

Greater Energy Effciency

In a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Buildings (NAHB), two thirds of consumers polled said that “reduced energy costs” was the most important factor when selecting a new green home or when making green remodeling decisions. Environmentally friendly houses are easier to sell and have a great resale value. Green homes have lower utility bills, reduced energy expenses and are healthier living environments.

Improved Comfort and Healthier Air

Improved air quality is a benefit of SPF that often goes unmentioned. SPF’s non conductive qualities prevent pollution from entering the home, creating a healthier place to live. This is important considering 40 million Americans (15 percent of the population) suffer from allergies, asthma and other related respiratory conditions. Unlike other insulation materials, SPF dramatically reduces conduction, or the passage of air through the insulated material. Homeowners save money from reduced energy loss, and realized that the home will naturally provide a more comfortable indoor environment with reduced drafts and more precise temperature control.

SPF and Unvented Attics

Historically, homes have been insulated in the ceilings and vented in order to control heat and moisture buildup. However, recent studies have shown that it’s actually more effective to make the attic into a “conditioned space” by removing the ventilation altogether and by putting SPF insulation on the underside of the roof rather than on the ceilings. SPF is perfect for this use since it stays in place and forms a seal, preventing the movement of air in and out of the attic area. When the attic is sealed and the space conditioned, condensation on cold roof is prevented. A non-ventilated roof also addresses the issue of summer heat, by diminishing radiant heat transfer and reducing attic heat.