Spray foam insulation is a great option for keeping the temperature of your home comfortable. Available in open- and closed-cell options, spray foam is pumped into the walls, expanding into every crack and crevice at an incredible rate and volume, leaving the cold outside where it belongs. For this reason, spray foam is a more efficient means of insulating your home than traditional fiberglass insulation as it effectively stops air and moisture infiltration. That means your home can retain more heat on top of being more resistant to mold, but that’s not all you can do.
Every opening in your home from windows to doors can be an open invitation for the cold to come storming in. This can include lesser obvious penetrations in your home like dryer vents, outdoor water faucets and outlets. In some instances, it can be that small space between the front door and the floor. No different than an open window; these gaps can be just as costly. We often tell our customers that if you can fit a $100 bill through the gap in your front door, you might as well do it because that is what you will end up spending in excess heating bills this year. Instead place a piece of weather stripping at the bottom of any exterior door to keep that colder air from seeping into the house.