Spray Foam Insulation Madison, WI
If your home, office or other building is struggling to maintain the temperature you’ve set it at, your insulation could be bad.
What’s worse is that you're probably paying a lot more for heating and cooling when you shouldn’t be. Who likes throwing money away? Nobody.
Many of our customers ask, "What's the recommended insulation for a home or commercial building in Madison?" which is close to the right question they should be asking. What we say they should be asking is, "What's the recommended R-value for insulation in my home or commercial building?"
The Department of Energy recommends a R-value of R-49 for the Madison, Wisconsin area and this can really only be efficiently achieved with spray foam insulation.
But, what is R-value? We'll answer this and more here on our website so you can be confidently educated to make the right choice for your individual insulation needs.
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What is R-value?
The R-Value is a measurement of how well a barrier resists the flow of heat. The higher the R-Value, the better the barrier works. Now, there are some very complicated formulas that we could go into to explain how an R-Value is determined, but we’re not going to do that.
Instead, we are going to make this very simple. The higher the R-Value, the better the insulation is at resisting the flow of heat from one source to another.
Okay, so now we know what an R-value is and that we need at least an insulation capable of starting at R-49, what type of insulation can attain an R-value of R-49 or higher?
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam is one of the most efficient insulation barriers for any home, office, or other building, and it is perfect for the Madison area. As far as spray foam is concerned, there is only two options to work with.
The two types of spray foam are open cell spray foam insulation and closed cell spray foam insulation. So, what are the differences and which one works better?
Differences Between Open Cell Foam Insulation and Closed Cell Foam Insulation
We offer two different variations of spray foam. But, which one is better for you? Well, that depends on your situation.
Closed cell foam insulation is extremely dense and does not expand much. Water cannot permeate the insulation and it is not very good at soundproofing.
Closed cell foam is extremely rigid and hard to damage. Of the two insulation types, it's the most expensive option because is possesses twice the insulating capacity of open-cell and other insulation materials.
Open cell foam insulation is not very dense at all, but it expands a ton. Water can get through the insulation, but it is great for soundproofing. It is not very rigid and is easily damaged if contact is made. Of the two insulation types, it is the least expensive option.
For attics and commercial insulation, closed cell foam is almost always the preferred option. Ultimately, the best option is determined by your building, your needs and your budget. So, what exactly does spray foam insulation cost?
Spray Foam Insulation Cost
In most cases, open cell spray foam insulation costs around $0.45 to $0.65 per board foot. Closed cell spray foam insulation costs around $1.00 to $1.50 per board foot. However, these are just base costs.
Contact our Madison insulation contractors to get a more accurate insulation estimate for your home or commercial building.
Now that you know the best insulation for your Madison home or commercial building, what’s holding you back? It’s time to make the call!
If you are interested in the best spray foam insulation Madison, WI can offer, call us today and let us give you an estimate.
It only takes a few minutes and we’ll answer every question you may have. Our goal at Wisconsin Spray Foam Insulation is to leave you a more confident, happy homeowner.