Spray foam insulations is what we like to call a, ‘ground breaking phenomenal.’ It has earned its rights to stay in the UK and been installed in millions of homes across the UK.
But as with all great things there comes a great price we must pay. Or is it? We know that money doesn’t grow on trees and there are a lot of people curious of the cost of such a fairly new insulation.
Let be honest. There are an abundance of alternative insulation methods that could be used instead of spray foam, which are cheaper.
You’re spending too much!
Are you aware of the amount of money you are spending on your home? If you are, ask yourself why. But if you aren’t aware. You should be!
No matter how much your income is, it is always good to make sure you aren’t overspending. This is something I need to learn myself. A simple bit of awareness can help you save loads.
The main issues that are causing you to overspend is the usage of outdated insulation methods. But people seem to keep on paying for it. So with the cost calculator we can break down the main reasons as to why you are spending too much and help you reduce that price.
Poorly insulated homes can cause you to lose a drastic 50% of heat and that’s just through your roof. This can effect your energy consumption, causing your energy bills to rise through the roof. Literally! This then means your home has a low EPC value, potentially causing your home to lose out on its potential market value.
Consumers are being lured in by these companies offering cheap insulation alternatives. But what companies forget to mention is the quality of the insulation they are selling.
There has been continuous talk about the quality of insulation such as fibre glass, mineral wool and cellulose being an inefficient and ineffective. However, strangely enough these warnings are overlooked due to the ‘bargain’ you are getting.
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Unfortunately, what these companies forget to mention to you prior your purchase is that every several years you will need to replace this insulation.
Bizarre. I don’t know about you, but I would rather buy good quality once than having to spend money every several years replacing it. This eventually accumulates, costing you more in the long term. This can become a burden.
What we need to Calculate
When calculating what insulation would be best for your money. You need to consider the following factors:
- Lifespan of the insulation;
- Moisture resistance;
- Sound proofing ability;
- Thermal insulation.
These factors should be taken into consideration as they will be used to calculate whether an insulation is worth the price. You may be thinking what about the cost? I haven’t forgot don’t worry.
Calculating the Cost
As stated before there are several factors that need to be considered to calculate whether the insulation is worth it. The cost is one which is highly sorted after and requires full dissection before giving an answer.
When calculating the cost of an insulation we need to understand that it isn’t just the initial purchase and instalment that we are evaluating. Sounds like a bunch of riddles. Let’s get straight into it.
These costs involve the installation quote and the cost efficiency of the installation. Cost efficiency such as how often you will need to renew the insulation, as well as, how much money you can save on energy bills.
I guess after all the rant you will think there’s no solution. But it isn’t all doom and gloom!
With spray foam insulation you can ensure that your home will be insulated with the highest quality reducing your long term expenses. Not to mention due to spray foam’s remarkable expanding abilities you can save on energy bills.
Let me explain. Spray foam insulation is able to expand 100 times its original size, once applied. This magical ability allows the foam to cover all gaps and creeks preventing air leakage in your property.
In addition, the foam is completely breathable. This allows the timbers to breathe, preventing the risk of rotting. As a result, it also reduces the risk of condensation.
This method of insulation is superior in its market. Incredibly effective at reducing air leakage -keeping the weather out- whilst remaining cost efficient.
The proof is in the pudding or should we say foam. Cheesy jokes aside. Spray foam is the ideal method of insulation for your money. And due to the properties within spray foam, the foam has a lifespan that will last the lifetime of your home.