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Spray Foam Pipe Insulation for Winter

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Insulate Your Kansas City Pipes Before Winter

Because the colder winter months are approaching, it is important to make sure that your home is prepared. The more that you can do to get your home ready now, the less you will stress about the frigid temperatures and icy storms during the wintertime. That is where spray foam pipe insulation from KC Spray Foam Insulators, LLC. comes in.

One of the most important things that you can do for your home is to make sure that all areas are insulated properly. Many homeowners are well aware that their walls, ceilings and roofs, basements, and attics should be insulated. However, one area that homeowners often forget about is their pipes. Pipe insulation can prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting, which causes a variety of issues in your home.

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Building Insulation in Kansas City

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Building Insulation

KC Spray Foam in Olathe, KS is a nationally known building insulation company. Spray foam insulation is the best way to save on energy costs. We offer both open and closed cell spray foam insulation for your building insulation in Kansas City. The benefits of spray foam insulation are:

  • Improves home's energy efficiency
  • Heating and cooling savings
  • Adds resale value to your home
  • Reduces the amount of allergens and pollutants entering your home
  • Reduces moisture entering your home
  • Keeps you and your family comfortable all year round
  • Reduces the risk of drafts
  • Minimizes noise from external sources and noise from within your home
  • Adds structural integrity to your home.

Spray Foam Insulation for Building Insulation

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Fiberglass or Spray Foam Insulation - Why Spray Foam is the Best Choice in Kansas City

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Why Spray Foam Insulation is a Better Choice in Kansas City

Nowadays, everyone is looking for the best way to be energy efficient. Making your home energy efficient is both a means to saving money and a means to saving the planet. Whichever reason you choose to promote energy efficiency in your home, be sure to remember that insulation is a huge component in this feat. By ensuring that your home is properly insulated, you can help significantly reduce your heating and cooling bills. One of the best ways to insulate your home is by using spray foam insulation from KC Spray Foam.

While spray foam insulation is often more expensive than traditional fiberglass insulation, it tends to be an overall much better investment. Here are some of the benefits of spray foam insulation over fiberglass insulation:

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Understanding Costs vs. Savings of Spray Foam Insulation in Kansas City

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Spray Foam Insulation Costs in Kansas City

When considering spray foam insulation, most people's first concern is cost. Spray foam insulation tends to be more expensive than other forms of insulation, such as fiberglass insulation, because of its higher quality, quantity, and labor. The higher cost may deter some people from choosing spray foam insulation, but what those people need to know is that spray foam insulation will actually save you money for years and years to come. Spray foam insulation is a long term investment in your home. The cost of spray foam is determined by a few variables such as:

  • Spray Foam Type: There are two types of spray foam insulation--closed cell and open cell. Closed cell is incredibly efficient insulation and only requires a thin layer of foam, but costs more. Open cell can be just as efficient with a thicker layer, and costs less. Discussing your options with one of our contractors will help you decide which option will be best for you.
  • Quantity of Spray Foam: Plainly stated, the more spray foam you need, the higher the cost. If you are insulating your whole home it may cost more than if you just insulate your garage. The cost will depend on the total square feet being insulated.
  • Labor: Unlike painting or other home projects, the application of spray foam insulation requires a certified professional. In any case, having a professional complete the task will provide you with peace of mind.

Spray Foam Insulation Savings in Kansas City

Spray foam insulation will provide you with a variety of benefits and savings. This type of insulation will provide you with lower energy costs. Because spray foam insulation is of a higher quality, it will do a better job keeping the cold out in the winter and the heat out in the summer. Your air conditioner or furnace will not have to work as hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. This also helps the environment, as well! An added benefit is sound control. Spray foam insulation adds another barrier to the outside, which can provide a noise cancelling advantage. Spray foam insulation also creates an airtight seal to keep moisture out. This can also keep out pests, as they have nothing to nest in.

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Save Money with Spray Foam Insulation this Summer

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Spray Foam Insulation will Save you Money

Your energy bills may be unnecessarily high due to air leaks, gaps and holes. This can be prevented by using spray foam insulation by KC Spray Foam. Our spray foam is both an insulation, air sealant and air barrier. By closing and sealing the leaks, gaps and holes, you can save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills.

Spray foam insulation can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system. It has a high R-value and effectiveness. KC Spray Foam offers both open and closed cell foam insulation.

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Attic Spray Foam Insulation Helps Your Home in the Summer Too

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Keep the Heat out in the Summer with Spray Foam Insulation

Those summer months can be downright unbearable if you can't escape the heat. While it is common knowledge that insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter, did you know that it also keeps your house cool in the summer? Insulation stabilizes temperature in your home, so when you turn on the air conditioning, your house stays cool. It prevents the cool air from escaping the home, which helps energy efficiency, as well. Having high quality insulation is the best way to stay cool and lower your energy bills. That is where KC Spray Foam can help you.

Our attic spray foam insulation is a great option when it comes to insulation. With other forms of insulation, such as fiberglass, you have to have tons of material to have sufficient insulation. But with our spray foam insulation, all you will need is about an inch of spray foam and you will see and feel results. Spray foam also reaches those small nooks and crannies where traditional fiberglass can not; you will receive better coverage with spray foam insulation. It also repels mold, pests, and water, keeping the home's environment and air safe for your family.

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When to Use Spray Foam in Kansas City

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What can Spray Foam Insulation do for my Kansas City Home?

Kansas and Missouri are known for their extreme temperatures. It's very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. This simply means that having a well-insulated house should be a high priority for most home owners. There are a variety of benefits to having a well-insulated home, and little to no disadvantages. Those benefits are increased even more if you choose to use a polyurethane spray foam to insulate your home. KC Spray Foam can help you there. We have an experienced team of professionals who will help you insulate your home. Call us today to learn more about our company.

When it comes to spray foam insulation and insulation in general there are a ton of benefits, both short and long term. Some of these benefits include:

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Spray Foam Myths

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Spray Foam Myths

I have been a spray foam contractor since 2006 – almost 9 years now! I have had an exhibit at close to 100 home shows over the years. After spending time at my third home show in the past two weeks and preparing for the fourth coming this weekend, I thought I would share some of the most common myths about spray foam we often get asked.

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HVAC Sizing

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HVAC Sizing: What is This All About?

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Insulating Tanks with Spray Foam Insulation

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Insulating Tanks with Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a great way to insulate tanks of all types. This includes petroleum and oil field tanks, Frac tanks, water tanks, chemical tanks, agricultural and ethanol tanks, propane tanks, anhydrous tanks, and wine tanks just to name a few. There are even more industrial applications that are not listed here.

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Foam Insulation NOW can Save You Money This Winter

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How can Spray Foam in Your Kansas City Home Save you Big Money

A poorly insulated home makes heating and cooling a home even costlier. Older home are especially likely to be insulated with outdated, under-performing insulation. With the properinsulation, you can save hundred of dollars in energy costs.

Spray foam insulation has an ability than other types of insulation lacks - the ability to seal out air. Foam insulation has the highest R-value that all of the common insulation types on the market today. The R-value of a product refers to its ability to reduce heat transfer. The more efficient the insulation, the higher the R-value. Some of the other advantages of spray foam are:

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The Many Applications for Spray Foam in Kansas City

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Where can Spray Foam be Used?

When it comes to insulation, spray foam is quickly becoming a very popular choice. This is because it offers a variety of benefits that other insulation methods cannot. Spray foam is more effective than other methods, both because it covers that area more completely, and because it has a higher R-value (the measure of how well a material resists the transfer of heat and air flow). The spray foam insulation process is also relatively quick and simple, meaning that it is more convenient for many homeowners. KC Spray Foam is the expert on spray foam insulation installation in the Kansas City area.

One of the best ways to save on your heating bill is to have your attic insulated. Spray foam is a great choice for attic insulation, as it can be easily sprayed onto the ceiling or floor of the attic to seal out the cold. If you have a vented attic space, the spray foam can be applied to the floor of the attic, insulating the ceiling below. If your attic is not vented, spray foam is applied directly to the underside of the the roof between the joists, completely insulating the attic from the cold outside.

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Now is the Time to Insulate your Kansas City Home

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As Temperatures Drop Insulation is the Answer

As the winter sets in and the days and nights get colder, if your home is not properly insulated, you will not only be more uncomfortable in your cold home, but you will be letting expensive heat seep out, costing you money. Kansas City has some very cold winder days. Making sure you have the proper insulation in your home is important. It will save you money and keep you warm on those cold Kansas City winter days. The professionals at KC Spray Foam can help you by installing our spray foam insulation in your home.

Spray foam insulation has many advantages and is the future of insulation. The advantages are financial savings, health, building efficiency and a greener environment. Spray foam expands and seals every void, keeping any air from getting through.

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Commercial Spray Foam Insulation: Benefits Extend Beyond Home Applications

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Often times when people think of spray foam insulation, they are thinking about new home construction. However, much of the work we do at KC Spray Foam is for commercial applications. For these jobs, we primarily rely on Demilec’s Heatlok Soy 200 Plus closed cell spray foam to meet our customers’ insulation needs. The image above is from a job where we used the closed cell spray foam on the exterior of a commercial building. Siding or brick will be provided as the final finish to the building’s exterior.

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Kansas City Insulation: Ductwork Outside the Thermal Envelope

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Why is Insulating your Kansas City Home and Business so Important?

We spend a good deal of time talking about building science. And for good reason. At KC Spray Foam we understand the significant role our Kansas City insulation plays in the function of your home or building. The standalone product itself is important, but equally or more important is how it works with the other systems to optimize performance.

If you’re a home or building owner evaluating your current systems, or making decisions about systems as you build, you might have some experience with duct leakage testing. A duct leakage tester is a diagnostic tool used to measure the airtightness of forced air heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) ductwork. This is useful knowledge when trying to increase energy conservation.

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Breaking Down the Cost: Kansas City Insulation

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Why does spray foam insulation cost so much?

It’s a valid question when you’re the consumer making an insulation decision and other products like fiberglass and cellulose insulation appear to be priced considerably lower. The higher cost is a result of the materials and equipment needed to install foam insulation properly and safely. But like most products you purchase, what you invest is a direct correlation to what you get. So while insulating foam may be two to three times more expensive in terms of initial costs, you are also making an investment toward energy efficiency that will help your home or building function better for years to come.

If you look at the life of a home, the investment in spray foam insulation will typically be paid in five years or less. More immediately, you will see savings in your utilities in the range of 30% to 50% that begin day one. Want to have a better idea of what your savings might look like? Check out our cost estimator to get a rough idea of savings you can expect based on your specifics.

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Why R-Value Alone Doesn’t Matter: Spray Foam Kansas City

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If you’re looking at insulation for your home or building, you have likely heard product comparisons in terms of R-value – the conductive heat flow resistance of the material. This measurement is made using the guarded hotbox apparatus (see photos), a test procedure that measures the thermal conductivity of insulation material. One side of the material is heated to a specific temperature and after steady state heat flow has been reached, the temperature on the other side is measured. This measurement solely defines the conductive heat flow resistance of the material.

Once the R-value is determined, the heat flow through it can be calculated using Fourier’s Law, an equation that calculates the benefit of increasing the thickness of any type of insulation as long as there is no air movement through it.

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