The latest and most efficient way to insulate your home, spray foam insulation, does not have the high cost that it would seem to have. Due to its easy installation and effective use of material it actual may end up costing less than regular insulation pads. While the tools needed in order to complete a spray foam insulation job may be high, hiring professionals to do the job can save a great amount of money. The cost of this varies due to the types of spray foam insulation that you can choose from and the volume of the walls that need to be insulated.
To find out the cost of a spray foam insulation you first need to choose between closed cell and open cell. Closed cell spray foam insulation is higher in density and will protect the walls better where there is an expected amount of water contact. Open cell foam insulation is great for any regular part of your home that needs to be insulated. Basements should definitely be insulated with the closed cell option due to the amount of moisture in the soil. It can also be used in rooms that need a little more sound padding. The extra density will not make a room sound proof but it will make things a little more quiet.
Next you need to find out how much of the spray foam insulation is to be installed. The price of this type of insulation is calculated by multiplying the price of the type of foam used times the amount of board feet needed. For open cell insulation this price is around $0.45 – $0.60 per board foot and $0.98-$1.89 per board foot. The prices range depending on how difficult it is to reach certain spots within the walls of the house. For more constricted areas it is going to cost more. For a 12 foot tall wall that is 9 feet wide with a 3 inch thick cavity the math would be 12x9x3= 324 board feet.
The cost of spray foam insulation combined with the benefits make it the right choice for any home. Measure your walls and come up with an estimate your home to be insulated with spray foam. Then find out if this option is truly the best one.
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