Take Your Home To The Next Level With Spray Foam

Spray foam is one of the most effective materials used for insulating residential and commercial buildings. Spray foam insulation’s air sealing properties are the primary reason for its superiority over other insulation products. In addition, the insulating value of foam is also higher than other types of insulation.

Are You Considering Taking Your Home to the Next Level?

Your attic is typically your best opportunity to save energy and improve the comfort of your home. By air sealing and insulating your attic with spray foam, you can stop many major air leaks and help to maintain the desired temperature throughout your home. There are dozens of holes in your attic around the plumbing and electrical lines, recessed lights, and your attic access. In fact, there are so many holes that when added together, they equate to leaving your front door wide open year round.

Depending on your attic, there are two ways of insulating and air sealing with spray foam. One is to insulate the underside of the roof system. The other is to insulate the floor of the attic. The advantage of insulating your roof system is bringing your entire attic into what is commonly referred as conditioned space. This is particularly important if you have heating and cooling equipment and ductwork in your attic. With this application, energy loss from leaky ducts located in the attic is essentially eliminated.

There are two basic types of spray foam insulation used in residential and commercial applications — open cell and closed cell. Both are great insulators and both provide an excellent thermal barrier (think of a blanket) and air barrier. Closed-cell foam is waterproof and will not let water move through it and is most often used in crawl spaces and exterior applications. An excellent benefit of closed cell foam is that it prevents mold and mildew. Open-cell foam basically means the tiny foam cells are not completely closed, so while it provides an excellent air barrier, it’s best for attics and walls where moisture is not an issue.

Determining the Right Solution for Your Home

Weatherseal is proud to be the leading installer of spray foam in Central Virginia with many years of experience. Contact us to find out more about the many benefits and uses for spray foam insulation. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about spray foam and will design a solution tailored to your home.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Foundation Waterproofing

Using Mar-flex 5000, we can waterproof any structure with an adhesive seamless barrier that coats your foundation with a high-quality membrane.

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Spray Foam Insulation

The spray application method allows for continuous insulation and an air sealing barrier on walls, roofs, in tight corners, and all contoured surfaces.

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Cellulose Insulation

Made of 75-85% recycled paper, cellulose is the most environmentally friendly and efficient way to insulate your new or existing residential or commercial buildings.

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Green Remodeling

Beyond energy efficiency, we’ll work with you on a number of eco-friendly building improvements that help you qualify for certifications such as LEED for Homes or ENERGY STAR.

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Fiberglass Insulation

Made of up to 40% recycled materials, fiberglass is available as blown-in loose fill, rolls, or batts, and is one of the best ways to reduce your energy bills.

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Radiant Barriers

In a climate such as Virginia’s, radiant barriers or “foil insulation” can be used in tandem with other materials to reduce cooling bills in the summer.

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Energy Audits

We’ll find the leaks and shortfalls of your current insulation, then provide a cost-effective plan that works for you and your project.

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Weatherization

Optimizing your building’s energy efficiency is one of the best investments you can make for comfort, lower bills, a reduced carbon footprint, and air quality.

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Crawl Space Encapsulation

Vented crawl spaces are no longer the way to go. Reduce excess moisture and prevent mold growth by isolating the crawl space from outside moisture.

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Mold Remediation

From the lab test to the mold removal to prevention systems, our whole-home approach to air quality ensures comfort and safety for your family.

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