Case Study: The Go Green Home
Case Study Insulation
At The Go Green Home we're using polyurethane closed-cell insulation, a foam sprayed directly onto the home’s interior framing. We're also going to spray a layer of 3-pound closed-cell insulation on the roof; it insulates better than, with half the volume of, traditional fiberglass batting. Spray foam features improved air sealing ability and the flexibility to fill cracks and conform to odd-shaped cavities. It holds its shape over time and under adverse conditions; this rigidity helps strengthen the home’s wall system. Closed-cell foam has a thermal insulation value (R-value) high enough to bring the home to Energy Star standards using only half the thickness of fiber insulations.
By using spray foam we will greatly surpass R-value requirements; less energy is used to heat and cool the house, minimizing the home's impact on the environment. As an added bonus, spray foam insulation promotes healthier living -- it creates a vapor barrier that is mold and mildew resistant. It reduces airborne noise and dust making it the healthy choice for those who suffer from allergies, asthma or chemical sensitivity.