A home developer tells EcoHomeMagazine.com that spray foam insulation by companies like Demilec USA can help consumers save big on energy bills.
In a recent article by EcoHomeMagazine.com, Arizona home developer Nathan Day noted the No. 1 factor in creating a green home is creating a seamless air barrier through spray insulation.
Day says building new homes to the National Green Building Standard is worth the additional upfront cost. The testing found that homeowners could save up to 74 percent in monthly energy costs. Day’s project in Scottsdale, Ariz., was the first in the state to achieve Gold-level certification.
Demilec USA, a manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, uses such spray foam insulation, creating air seals and using recycled and renewable content. This technology has been in use for over 25 years and not only keeps buildings comfortable but also reduces the presence of allergens, pollutants and noise.
The article points out that home owners should strive to make their entire home eco friendly, but says the insulation is by far the most important step.
The biggest difference between traditional fiberglass and the spray foam is the seal it creates, Day says. The spray polyurethane foam has no cracks or seams because it expands to fill every hole. He also notes it doesn’t break down and therefore doesn’t have to be replaced.
Demilec USA’s work has been nationally recognized by The U.S. Green Building Council, GREENGUARD for Children and Schools and the NAHB Research Center. Demilec USA uses its quality assurance program, InSEALRight, to insure the products are properly applied.
SEALECTION 500, which uses water as the blowing agent, has over 20 years of history in North America and is proven to not break down over time.
Day’s homes, which average 3,000 square feet of floorspace and contain three or four bedrooms, saved an average of $256 when compared to the traditional home. The study proved the added cost to the construction of the home was worth it in the long run.
Demilec USA says customers will be astonished to see how much money can be saved by simply installing spray foam insulation. Both heating and cooling are improved by the upgraded insulation, so the savings will be seen year-round.
Demilec USA LLC is an industry leader as a manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation and coatings. Demilec uses recycled content to create an energy-efficient environment.