COST OF SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
The cost of spray foam insulation is an important factor in your decision to install spray foam in your home or business, as well as which sprayed foam contractor to hire. There are a number of factors that determine the exact cost of spray foam insulation when installed in your home or business. It also depends on whether or not the project is performed correctly and in accordance with Florida Building Code.
There are spray from contractors in the market that take shortcuts to reduce their cost, and this is very dangerous for the homeowner or business owner who is paying for the project. A certain thickness of spray from must be installed to meet building code, and if this does not happen then you the homeowner can have many problems in the future. When it comes time to sell your home the buyer will often request a home inspection. If it comes to light that the spray foam insulation was not installed to the minimum thickness, then you'll be required to make this repair, and it will be a very expensive fix. This is why it is so critical to hire a reputable spray foam installer. Spray Foam Orlando will perform the job exactly as proposed, and all code requirements will be met.
So when analyzing the actual cost of spray from, you first have to make sure all minimum requirements are met according to the Florida Building Code. Once this is achieved, then there are a number of factors that will determine the final cost of your spray foam installation. Some of these factors are as follows:
The square footage is another important factor. If your home is a standard size of approximately 2000 square feet, then the project cost will be in the range of $4000 to $5000. This is more expensive than traditional insulation, but the resulting efficiency of your home and reduced energy bill will make this decision very easy. Your home will be exponentially more energy efficient. The additional cost will be paid back to you in just a couple of years, and after that is all savings in your pocket. So you have to consider the total cost and the long-term cost.
Open-cell vs. Closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation
Open-cell vs. closed-cell is another import and cost factor that will determine the final cost of spray foam in your home or business. Closed-cell spray from is more expensive than open-cell, but has many improved benefits as well. First, it will increase the structural integrity of your home and building, and add significant strength. This is a great benefit living in Florida, because it will make your home more for each improve.
In summary, when analyzing the cost of insulation for your home or business, you should consider "overall cost," and not just the initial cost. The overall cost accounts for such things as the following:
So although the initial cost of your investment will be more with spray foam, it will save you substantially over time. Generally, the difference in cost between 1) traditional fiberglass insulation or blown-in cellulose and 2) spray foam will generally pay for itself within 2-5 years, and after that point the monthly savings on your utility bill will be gravy in your pocketbook, and will also increase your home's value. Another important factor is that blown-in insulation degrades over time and settles, thus losing its insulation value. Whereas spray foam will be rock-solid in your home or business, and will not degrade over time but rather continue optimum performance for years in the future.
So call us today at 407-641-2746 to learn more about the real cost of spray foam insulation, and also for a free quote for your home or business.