Foam VS Fiberglass
Foam insulation benefits in Gaithersburg, MD
Learn more about how foam insulation benefits your home or business in
DC Metro Area. At our company, we focus on thoroughly integrating insulation
in a way that maximizes its potential as well as the effectiveness of
your HVAC system. This way, you can save more on your monthly energy bills.
With decades of experience, the professionals at Hottel Energy Solutions
are happy to explain how different foam insulation is from traditional
fiberglass. Our energy efficient insulation provides a variety of features
that older methods simply cannot compete with, including increased longevity
and sound attenuation. Our focus is to provide you with the best options
available to increase your comfort, home efficiency, and above all else
to stay within your budget.
Contact us to schedule a consultation. We will take the time to learn about
your structure’s specific needs and layout to determine whether
closed cell foam or open cell foam is the right choice.
Choose the most energy efficient insulation available
Take advantage of our professional foam insulation installation services
and receive the many benefits of this revolutionary material. We easily
apply foam insulation by spraying it in wet form to the area that needs
insulation. While wet, it can easily fill tiny crevices, creating a better
seal and preventing your cool or warm air from escaping.
Fiberglass, on the other hand, must be laid down in sheets and cannot be
manipulated much to fit small places. That is why it is prone to air leakage.
It also cannot provide an effective vapor or sound barrier, let alone
stand up to extreme cold, unlike foam insulation.
A large percentage of a buildings heat loss is due to air infiltration.
These drafts rob you of the conditioned air that your HVAC system has
generated, costing you money by running more often. Spray foam insulation
can reduce the amount of air infiltration by 50%. That is a huge savings.
Our energy efficient insulation is a step above the rest. Air Barrier +
Moisture Protection + Seamless Installation = Energy Savings and Comfort.
Foam insulation protects your home or business
Protect your building with our energy efficient insulation. One of the
many benefits of foam insulation is that it improves the structural integrity
of the homes and businesses in which it is applied. The racking strength
of roofs and walls increase by 75-200% with closed cell foam.
In addition, foam insulation is permanent when protected from UV rays.
Fiberglass has many factors working against it. For starters, this picture
says it all. Give it a few years in a crawl space and it will get wet,
moldy, and start to sag and fall to the floor giving you ZERO insulation.
Another factor is that fiberglass insulation is a great home for rodents
and insects. Given that they want to stay warm too, mice will use your
insulation to make nests and multiply in your home. Spray foam does not
provide an easy home for these creatures because they cannot make a nest in it.
Foam can also treated with flame retardant spray, meaning you do not have
to worry about your home or business going up in smoke. It has been proven
that with spray foam insulation encapsulating an attic that fires do not
have the added oxygen needed to sustain a fire and spread into your living
space. This gives you time to exit your home or business and can save
the structure from devastating damage.
Contact us to learn more about our spray foam insulation. We are proud
to serve Maryland in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Carroll County,
Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Howard County, Prince Georges County,
and Washington County. We also serve all areas of Washington DC, and the
following areas of Virginia; Fairfax, Loudon, Frederick, Prince William,
Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Manassas, and surrounding cities.