Spray foam insulation has been saving homeowners and businesses thousands of dollars in reduced energy bills and lower building costs for years.
As spray foam technology continues to win over builders and their clients, it has also become one of the construction industry’s most lucrative business opportunities. It makes the ideal add-on profit center for not only builders, but HVAC dealers, drywall contractors and even architects.
According to Freedonia, a Cleveland-based research group, increased spending in the construction sector, will drive U.S. demand for spray foam insulation to a 7.6-percent annual growth rate, creating a $10.3 billion market in 2017. Spray foam products will continue to evolve and expand along with huge opportunities for installers.
Sprayfoam insulation pays for itself in just 5 years, but continues to save owners thousands over the life of a building.
Fiberglass allows air and moisture into walls, which can cause mold to form. Spray foam does not allow any air movement between the walls.
Foam provides R-21 in walls constructed with 2 x 4 studs. Other insulation materials require 2 x 6 studs which add to the framing costs. Plus, foam achieves a 84 Perm Rating, without a house wrap such as Tyvek.
Spray foam could add 75-200% racking strength to a building structure, reducing wall movement due to wind and vibration.