Insulation keeps your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer at affordable rates. The Department of Energy Estimates that 65% of US homes do not meet the current standard of insulation. The top causes of energy waste in most homes are inadequate insulation and air leakage. The EPA estimates an energy savings between 20-40% for properly insulting your home. Few homeowners realize how much money they lose living in an under-insulated homes.
Finally, the solution for insulating walls of an existing home!
Did you know that most homes built before 1975 do not have insulation in the walls? Energy costs back then were so affordable that the additional expense for wall insulation seemed like a waste. Times have changed! With rising energy costs, home and building owners are desperate to find an affordable solution. Tomorrow's Energy has that solution with foam injection.
Our technicians will drill a small hole in the interior or exterior wall and fill the cavity with a non-expanding foam that enters the wall with the consistency of shaving cream. When the foam hardens, it creates a seal that prevents any air from entering or leaving the wall. In addition to creating and air seal, our injection foam has an amazing R-value of 4.1 per inch! The energy savings and added comfort are noticeable immediately.
As an added bonus, foam injection reduces up to 80% of outside noise!
If you live in a home without insulation in the walls, or walls that are under insulated, call Tomorrow's Energy today!
Polyurethane Foam Spray
Polyurethane Foam is an expanding spray foam insulation that acts as an efficient air seal in a home or commercial building. Polyurethane Foam provides two to three times the R-value of other insulations, and doesn’t lose its R-value over time, making it perfect in situations where there is little space or a need for major insulation. The foam comes in both open cell and closed cell forms.
Closed cell foam has a higher R-value and open cell foam is more flexible. Polyurethane Foam acts as a sound barrier as well, blocking out extraneous noise from your house or building. The foam is commonly used in home remodels, or in buildings with steel walls, and can be easily applied to about any cavity due to its liquid nature when it is initially sprayed, and then expands to fill the cavity. It is lightweight, will not cause ceilings to sag, and provides air-tight insulation. It is also water vapor permeable and flame retardant. At inexpensive rates with rebates available, it is a cost effective way to insulate.
Polyurethane foam in open cell form is less dense than its closed cell counterpart. Open cell polyurethane foam has tiny holes throughout the material, trapping air similar to a sponge. Because of these openings, the density is around half a pound per cubic foot to three quarters a pound per square foot. It is much more flexible, feeling similar to packaging material. Closed cell foam has small bubbles of gas trapped inside, instead of holes. It is much denser, being around 2 pounds per cubic foot, and is much stiffer.
Recommended Insulation Levels
Traditional insulation levels are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling by conduction. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal resistance to conduction. The information below shows the recommended levels of insulation for climates throughout the US.