Winter is definitely here. It’s had a grip on the Chicagoland area since mid-November and hasn’tfoam insulation let up. With the frigid temperatures we have experienced…-15 F. and below in some cases, you may have noticed that your home has felt cold in spots and drafty in others. We noticed that there was air leakage by our electrical outlets which we hadn’t noticed in previous winters.
After a while, batt and blown-in insulation loses its loft, and may sag in wall cavities. So if your home is more than 15 years old, you probably need to address your home’s insulation situation.
The best insulation in terms of R-value and efficiency is open or closed cell spray foam insulation. Spray foam creates a sealed barrier between the inside of your home and the elements protecting you from air movement (drafts), dampness penetration (moisture barrier) and cold or heat (thermal envelope). It is applied with a spray gun and the foam expands in the cavity filling all gaps and voids so there is no leakage of air, vapor or loss of temperature.

The above photo and video shows how easy and efficient the spray foam process is. For best results, a professional should be used to apply the foam. Even older homes can benefit from spray foam insulation
to seal up the cracks and crevices that settling causes over time. For more information on spray foam including foam insulation costs, follow this link for more videos, photos and facts.