Spray Foam an Attic – When to Choose Floors vs. Rafters
We had frost in the attic and received a contractor estimate of $5,000.00. We did the job with Foam it Green for $1400.00. This compared so well, plus we have cleaner air! Plus, shipping and accessories were flawless. – Robert O., NJ
When to Spray Foam Attic Floors
Using spray foam insulation in an attic is an incredibly popular project. That’s because it’s very important to seal the top of the house so your heating and cooling stay inside your home.
It’s quick and easy to do. Plus the benefits range from much lower utility bills to fewer pests to reduced sound transfer.
You always want to spray foam an attic floor UNLESS you use the attic for living space. Here’s why: You don’t want to heat and cool more space than you have to. When you spray foam the rafters you are adding more space you pay to heat and cool. PLUS you’re adding complexity to how you vent to the outside. Makes sense, right?
Do the rafters when you need to, not just because you think you should. Often consumers are told to do the rafters by contractors because it’s MUCH quicker for them to do the rafters because they don’t need to remove any of the existing insulation or handle any can lighting, etc. That leaves you paying month after month for heating and cooling a space you don’t even use. In other words, it’s penny wise and pound foolish.
The best part of using Foam it Green spray foam on an attic floor is you only need 1 inch cured thickness to seal the living spaces you use from the attic.
Then you can use other forms of insulation like fiberglass or cellulose to add R-value now that you have a tight AIR SEAL. That gives you the chance to do save money on energy and by buying less spray foam insulation.
You’re using Foam it Green for what it does best – seals in just 1 inch and offers a high R-value in just 1 inch. Then you’re building the R-value with other insulation that can’t offer you the air seal. Or you can finish the project with Foam it Green closed or open cell formulas.
By using closed cell Foam it Green, you create a seamless air barrier and high r-value that will keep your home much warmer than before in the winter and much cooler in the summer.
The spray foam creates a pest barrier that helps keep insects and rodents out. And because it never sags or settles, once it’s in place, it’s done. Plus, you’re much less likely to have mold issues with the anti-microbial formula.
How to Insulate an Attic Floor
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If you’d like to start saving money and time today, buy Foam it Green Spray Foam Insulation>> now or call us at 800-516-0949. In 60 seconds you’ll be on your way to paying lots less when you use Foam it Green.