Tips to lower heating bills

To keep heating costs from going through the roof, many people add insulation to the walls, attic or floor. Spraying polyurethane foam insulation, or “SPF,” can be a great way to do so.

SPF is applied as a liquid and quickly expands into a high-R-value foam insulation and air sealant. It’s very effective at keeping cold air out by sealing cracks, seams and joints. Less heating seeps out and more stays inside, keeping you and your family comfortable.

According to the experts at the Spray Foam Coalition, SPF insulation can also:

• Limit air leaks to improve moisture control and help reduce mold and mildew formation.

• Seal gaps to keep pollen and dust outside.

• Create a seamless air and weather barrier as a roofing material on low-sloped or flat surfaces.

Unlike using individual cans of foam sealant in small areas, however, installing SPF to insulate and air seal attics, crawl spaces and basements is not a do-it-yourself project. Homeowners should work with a professional installer.

For further facts on SPF, visit www.whysprayfoam.org.


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