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You may not realize it, but there are many important benefits to having spray foam insulation in an attic. You could literally end up saving a tremendous amount of money if and when your attic is properly insulated.

We would like to discuss the typical attic and show you where you could be suffering by wasting energy. Then we will go into the main benefits.

Let’s take a look…

What Happens with the Typical Attic?

In a typical attic, most people often overlook the fact that it could be a real problem area as far as wasting energy is concerned. Attic Insulation Phoenix Without proper spray foam insulation, you could suffer from issues including:

  • Massive temperature changes that it dramatically increases the costs of heating and cooling your home or building.
  • During the winter, attics are most often very cold. This could pose a major problem because the freezing air is going to get through open soffits and ridge vents. In order to prevent this from happening and raising your energy bills, insulation via spray foam could help prevent wasted energy in the form of oil, gas or electricity, depending on your heating set up.
  • During the summer, the sun has the ability to radiate heat through the roof. When this happens, the temperature rises to higher than normal levels. In fact, during the warm summer months you can expect your attic to be scorching hot. It’s typically much, much hotter than it is outside. Proper insulation could help reduce your air-conditioning costs and cut down on it the excessive heat during a hot summer.
  • According to the US Department of Energy, many homes suffer from inadequate insulation and improper air sealing. This will cause dramatic variations in temperature that will completely affect the heat or coldness of the main living areas. It typically happens through air leakages or directly through the ceiling.

The Main Benefits of Attic Spray Foam

As you can imagine, there are a number of great benefits to using attic spray foam. These benefits include:

  • It is an excellent way to lower your energy costs.Atttic Spray Foam Pic
  • Provides a better quality to indoor air.
  • The indoor environment is much quieter.
  • Attic spray foam helps increase overall comfort.
  • It helps to seal voids and cracks.
  • It helps to eliminate condensation.
  • It helps put an end to unwanted drafts.
  • It does not shrink or settle.
  • It can fill even the most irregular shapes.
  • It helps to add strength to your structure.

It’s plain to see that the benefits of spray foam far outweigh any potential negatives. In fact, it’s much better than fiberglass insulation because of its better air sealing properties. No matter how well you insulate with fiberglass, it does not provide the much-needed air barrier that will prevent air from moving through it.

All in all, please call us at 602-903-4108 for more information. We will discuss your attic insulating needs and schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience.

11 Responses to “Attic Spray Foam Insulation Phoenix”

  1. nprudhomme111 May 7, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    2:32 why install vapor barrier paint on open cell and not closed cell spray foam directly? another question is air flow from soffit to ridge vent block or did you install channel behind spray foam

  2. oleggio May 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    I agree with nprudhomme111. DrEnergySaver, could you please address how the air circulates through attic carrying away the moist that rises from the house. Typically, a house has a soffit bringing the outside air in and out through the ridge vent along with hot, moist and otherwise damaging air. Yet, it seems that ridge vent is completely sealed with spray foam. May be there is a code article you can reference that would help us understand the bigger picture and perpetual benefits of such method

  3. norvman June 13, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    What happens to the roofing shingles designed to sit on a roof with high tempretures… isn’t this a bad thing for asphalt fiberglass stile shingles?

  4. johnatdrenergysaver June 18, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    Roofing shingles are designed to withstand intense and often rapidly changing temperatures caused by the intense heating energy from the sun and then equally rapid cooling effects from weather. The 8 to 10 extra degrees of added heat caused by encapsulating an attic are a proverbial ‘drop in the bucket’ compared to the brutality of daily outside conditions. We have not seen any indication that the shingles can’t handle this generally slight temperature increase.

  5. johnatdrenergysaver June 18, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    Roofing shingles are designed to withstand intense and often rapidly changing temperatures caused by the intense heating energy from the sun and then equally rapid cooling effects from weather. The 8 to 10 extra degrees of added heat caused by encapsulating an attic are a proverbial ‘drop in the bucket’ compared to the brutality of daily outside conditions. We have not seen any indication that the shingles can’t handle this generally slight temperature increase

  6. johnatdrenergysaver June 18, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Ventilation in a traditional attic is provided because without it the moisture you refer to will, when it cools below the dew point, condense into water which can damage building structures. When the thermal and pressure boundary is moved to the roof deck the moisture that rises to the top of the house will not condense because the surface temperature of the foam is above the dew point and therefore does not create a condition that requires ventilation.

  7. johnatdrenergysaver June 18, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    As explained above, if water vapor cools below the dew point and condenses it then and only then presents problems for the roof assembly. Closed cell foam is far more capable of resisting the natural vapor drive so it adequately keeps the water vapor from reaching the colder/condensing temperature. Open cell foam has very little resistance to the vapor drive so a vapor barrier paint is used to prevent this problem.

  8. Scott Bucc September 2, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    In a situation such as this attic, what kind of insulation if any, would there be in the ceiling or at your feet where standing? E.g. would existing insulation be left as is or removed to seal any can lights etc.? Great video!

  9. bobbybrooner September 21, 2013 at 1:49 am #

    Could you do this with a radiant barrier like enerflex?

  10. Themarrans1 September 21, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    What if you get a leak in your roof? How would you tell?

  11. Bret Williams September 21, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    Why not use the spray foam on the floor of the attic and not heat the attic with the heat from the house at all? Seems like that is the idea of normal attic insulation, but you say that it’s too hard to do. But seems like spray foam would be able to get all the nooks and crannies. They you’re not paying to heat (or ac) your attic too! Is this a silly idea?