Spray foam insulation best for panelized construction

There is no better home insulating material that can seal your home from air and moisture intrusion, save on costly utility bills, strengthen your home, and protect your family’s health from dangerous mold, airborne pollutants, and allergens than Spray Foam insulation.

The Department of Energy’s website states that homeowners lose 40% of their home’s energy from air leakage and air infiltration.  To meet today’s need for greater energy efficiency, Arcanna Homes has partnered with the most reliable Spray Foam insulation contractors and incorporate this superior technology in all their panelized new homes.

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

  • Stops air and moisture infiltration
  • Makes your home more comfortable
  • Saves on energy costs
  • Adds strength to the building structure
  • It is permanent and will not sag
  • Keeps dust and pollen out
  • Reduces capacity requirements, maintenance and wear of HVAC equipment
  • Never breaks down over time
  • Reduces noise by 75-80%
  • Prevents mold from occurring
  • Has a manufactures life time guarantee
  • Reduces your energy bill by 50%

 

Spray foam insulation is like a warm windbreaker jacket — it stops the cold air from passing through. Fiberglass and cellulose insulation are like a wool sweater – if there’s any breeze, it doesn’t keep you warm. Even if they’re very thick to give an extremely high R-value, they’ll still let air leak out of your home and increase your energy bill.
Spray foam insulation is a modern material that’s been used for over 25 years. Fiberglass is an old technology, and cellulose little more than shredded newspaper. So modern types of insulation are becoming more popular.
Spray foam insulation expands up to 100 times to fill gaps — ensuring maximum insulation. Fiberglass and cellulose are extremely difficult to install perfectly — the spaces that are left add up to the size of a basketball in the average home — leaking enough air to fill two blimps each day!
Many open cell spray foam (such as Demilec Sealection  500) drains water rather than holding it, and most closed cell spray foam doesn’t let it in at all. Cellulose is made from shredded newspaper, and drinks up water. Fiberglass batts and cellulose don’t repel water — the water stays in place and may damage your home as well as contribute to mold.
Spray foam stays in place – it doesn’t settle or sag, vertically or horizontally. It moves with the house as it settles andis completely solid when it sets, doesn’t produce any dust, and doesn’t let dust or other pollutants pass through Fiberglass and cellulose settle and sag over time, leaving gaps that compromise insulation. Fiberglass and cellulose can be dusty and allow dust and other pollutants to enter the building.