With any building or home improvement project, the budget is always a big consideration. Naturally, property owners (and their contractors) often spend some time evaluating the various options and comparing costs.
This applies to each type of building material, including insulation. There is of course an assortment of different choices for insulating materials, and costs can vary widely among the individual categories. While there are some alternative options of insulation materials that may have a lower initial price, they are likely to be less effective than spray foam. In addition, they don’t offer the long-term benefits that spray foam can provide.
One of the biggest advantages of spray foam is its great sealing and insulating abilities, and the fact that it can form a strong, complete barrier protecting the structure and making it airtight. This can drastically reduce utility bills, and can also eliminate drafts and leaks that can make the living space uncomfortable and can possibly even put the property and contents at risk of damage from water and wind. In this way, spray foam can offer some major financial benefits, along with improving the quality of living in the property and reducing risk.
From a financial perspective, the considerable ongoing savings in utility bills can offset the initial cost of the insulation materials, and these savings will likely add up quickly. Before long, the spray foam can more than pay for itself in the form of energy savings.
New products and technologies are constantly being introduced in the spray foam industry, offering a selection of options at varying price points and bringing down the average cost of materials in the category in general.
Property owners who may be concerned about the spray foam insulation cost for their new construction or home renovation project should focus on the long term view, and consider that the ongoing benefits (financial and otherwise) can help them see a very positive return on their investment.
Contractors and builders can help make a persuasive case in favor of spray foam insulation, roofing and coatings by pointing out the budget-friendly advantages of major savings on utility bills. (Of course, the ability to follow more of a green living approach and conserve resources are also very attractive to many people.)
Intech Equipment & Supply offers a large inventory of spray foam equipment and roofing materials, and our professional staff members can help you find exactly what you need.