Q. My home is already built; can you insulate my home with foam?
The answer is YES! We insulate between the rafters of the attic of the home to completely seal off the attic and you can see the savings generate. It simply works and the payback is usually 3-5 years.
Q. How much does it cost?
That depends largely on the pitch of the roof, but we have done many 2000 sq ft homes with say a 4/12 pitch and the price would be between $3,000 – $4,000.
Q. What is the difference between Foam Insulation and Radiant Barrier?
Radiant barrier will reduce the summer temperatures in the attic by about 15°. Still leaving an attic with summer temperatures between 115-125°. Foam insulation installed properly and covering the rafters, will bring the average temperature down to approx. 77-85°. Foam keeps your home warm in the winter where radiant barrier provides no appreciable help during the winter months. Choose a product that works for you EVERY MONTH of the YEAR!
Q. What is the difference between open-cell and closed-cell foams?
Both open cell and closed cell foams stop the movement of air and slow down the transfer of heat. Closed-cell foams have low vapor permeance due to their cell structure. These foams, depending on thickness, may be considered a vapor retarder but not a vapor barrier. Closed-cell foams also have a high compressive strength which allows them to be used for exterior applications. In climate zones 6-8 a vapor retarder system may be required on the warm side of the insulation relative to the design of the wall or ceiling system. Open-cell foams are more cost effective per unit of R-value than closed-cell foams.
Q. What if I am building a new home?
How much more will the foam insulation cost?
Much less than you would think. Foam does cost more, but when you take off the cost of dusty fiberglass insulation and the cost of some of the building materials you will no longer need, and the savings of the tonnage needed for the A/C, the difference for a 2,000 sq ft house with a 8/12 pitch may be between $2,000 – $3,000. That difference on your mortgage is only $14.00 monthly. Now would you trade $14.00 monthly to recieve a savings of around 50% off your electricty bill? Make sure you get all the facts when you build your house. Foam insulation by Demilec does not cost you money it saves you money, and gives you a quieter, nearly dust free enviroment. Estimated savings over a 20 year period is approx. $57,000. Can you afford not to call Rock-Crete Foam Insulators.
Q. What about fire?
The non technical answer is that Rock-Crete Spray Foam has a better fire rating than nearly every product in your home. For a technical answer, we will be glad to provide the ratings.
Q. What about mold and mildew?
The Rock-Crete Premium Spray Foam that we use positively helps. By creating an air seal, we minimize the chance of allergens entering the home. Mold will not grow on FOAM! And proper sizing of the A/C will bring the humidity level down to below 55% and which alos does not support mold growth.
Q. Is there a way to protect my home from mold?
Yes, now Rock-Crete Foam Insulators is offering the only 25 year warranty on mold prevention, FortiCel. Mold is a concern to homeowners and builders alike. A recent survey conducted by National Opinion Research for Certain Teed Corp., revealed that 65% of homeowners are concerned aboue the mold health risk. Builders do a great job, but eventually you will have a water leak and it may go undected. Depending when and how you resolve it, mold may grow on your damp wood framing. Wood products come from the mill with mold spores on it and water will activate it.