Spray Foam Insulation Services In Missouri

Gonz Insulation specializes in residential and commercial spray foam insulation, serving eastern Missouri. Spray foam is a higher quality material than fiberglass and cellulose and homeowners and business owners are choosing the material more than ever before.

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The Best Spray Foam Installers West of the Mississippi

Spray foam insulation is a high-quality form of residential and commercial insulation that combines the chemicals isocyanate and polyol resin. When these chemicals combine, they expand and form a dense, damage-resistant material that is ideal for insulating your property. We offer two types of spray foam material, which are open-cell spray foam and closed-cell spray foam. Both are reliable solutions but with notable differences. Below is a closer explanation of each option to help you decide which may be best for you.

  • Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation:  This form of spray foam insulation expands more than closed-cell spray foam. Our contractors do not have to use as much of the spray foam material to fill the same amount of space. This means you can save money on installation while at the same time insulating your property with quality material that is spray foam. Open-cell spray foam is also better for creating a quiet environment inside your property as well. This is because it can better absorb sounds due to the expanded materials.

  • Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation: Closed-cell spray foam is a much denser material that provides an incredibly reliable air seal for your home or commercial property. Since the material is much denser, more of the material is used during the installation process (which raises the cost of materials). However, the benefits are unmatched. You can save more on energy costs with closed-cell spray foam than with any other material, and your insulation should last for far beyond 50 years.

  • How to choose The Right Spray Foam Solution:  Gonz Insulation helps you make the difficult choice as to which insulation material is best for your home or business needs. Either open-cell spray foam or closed-cell spray foam may be more appropriate based on your quality preference, budget, and desire for longevity (among other considerations). As discussed, open-cell spray foam is a more affordable solution when compared with closed-cell spray foam insulation. It also offers better noise resistance as the open-cell foam absorbs sounds better than closed-cell foam. The energy savings and air quality control benefits of open-cell spray foam are also superior to fiberglass and cellulose options in most cases as well.

On the other hand, closed-cell spray foam is far superior to all other options in just about every category. It has a much greater R-value (almost double the R-value per inch in many cases. This means it helps prevent temperature fluctuations inside your property, ensures the best possible comfort and air quality, and greatly reduces the risk of water and moisture damage. The initial cost of closed-cell spray foam is higher. However, much of the cost has return value as property owners often receive reductions in their heating and cooling costs by 15% or more.  Closed-cell spray foam lasts for more than 75 years in many cases, which is much longer than all other insulation material options.

Spray Foam Insulation for a Variety of Building Types

We provide spray foam insulation in eastern Missouri and surrounding areas for all building types. From residential homes and outbuildings to large industrial complexes, we can handle projects of all sizes.

  • Residential (home) insulation
  • Commercial insulation
  • Industrial insulation
  • Pole barn insulation
  • Metal building insulation

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your property insulation needs. We can provide more specific information regarding spray foam and its benefits as well as a free estimate during our initial conversation.

Why Choose Spray Foam Insulation for Your Home or Commercial Property

Spray foam insulation offers numerous unique benefits that other insulation solutions such as fiberglass and cellulose simply cannot provide to the same extent. The advantages spray foam offers most notably include an increase in your property’s energy efficiency, improvements in the air quality, the ability to keep pests away, and a reduced risk of water and moisture damage. Spray foam is also far more durable and long-lasting as well.

  • Increase Your Property’s Energy Efficiency:  Home and business owners who switch their home’s insulation to spray foam can save approximately 15% on their heating and cooling costs. This is because spray foam offers the highest R-value of any material option. Closed-cell spray foam, in particular, offers an R-value of around 7 per inch. This is significantly more than fiberglass, cellulose, and other alternative options that generally have an R-value of around 3.5 per inch. In other words, and in simpler terms, spray foam insulation helps ensure the outdoor temperature has a minimal impact on the temperature indoors, which is a huge benefit during the cold Missouri winters.

  • Improve the air quality and comfort: Spray foam insulation also helps improve the overall air quality and comfort inside your home and commercial property. When drafts occur, then it can lead to negative air quality as outdoor air comes inside your property. Additionally, spray foam is water and moisture-resistant, so the risk of mold and mildew growth (which also negatively impacts air quality and comfort) is reduced as well.

  • Keep pests away from your attic and crawl space: There is nothing worse than having pests living in your attic and/or crawl space (and other vulnerable areas of your home). Pests often leave droppings that contribute to negative sanitation and air quality, chew wires and other important elements of your home, and make loud noises. Additionally, getting rid of them is often costly and a major hassle.  Reliable spray foam insulation from Gonz Insulation ensures you have a pest-resistant barrier.

  • Avoid costly water and moisture damage: Spray foam insulation is incredibly resistant to damage of many forms, not the least of which is damage from water infiltration and moisture. You can rest assured that your property is adequately protected from mold and mildew growth caused by a moist environment inside your attic, crawl space, walls, etc.

  • Install material that lasts for a lifetime: It is not uncommon for spray foam to last for more than 50 years without it needing to be repaired or replaced. In fact, closed-cell spray foam has the ability to last between 75 and 90 years. This is significantly longer than both fiberglass and cellulose materials, which typically last between 15 and 30 years. Additionally, spray foam insulation does not require much maintenance to ensure its quality. This keeps the overall cost of your insulation low and greatly off-sets the higher costs initially. This is, of course, in addition to the amount you save on monthly energy costs.

Spray Foam Insulation vs. Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass is a reliable insulation material that is made by turning recycled glass into fibers, which is then used as an insulation material. Although fiberglass insulation is reliable, spray foam insulation is far superior to fiberglass in terms of quality. This is simply because the R-value is much higher. Additionally, fiberglass usually only lasts for approximately 20 to 30 years before it must be replaced, which is on average less than half the lifespan of spray foam.

Spray Foam Insulation vs. Cellulose Insulation

Cellulose offers similar quality as fiberglass insulation. It is made of recycled paper (i.e. newspaper), and it is a cost-effective solution. However, for home and business owners that seek the highest-quality insulation material possible, spray foam is the way to go. With that said, cellulose insulation is usually considered superior to fiberglass, and it offers slightly higher R-value and durability on average.

When to Replace Your Existing Insulation With Spray Foam Insulation

Many home and business owners are unaware of the need for new insulation, and many of our clients are pleasantly surprised at the full extent of benefits spray foam offers. We recommend inspections of your property’s insulation every two to three years or annually if your insulation is older and at a greater risk of damage. There are also certain signs that indicate a need to replace your existing insulation. These signs include:

  • Drafts inside your property
  • High energy costs
  • A decline in comfort and air quality
  • Pest infestation
  • Signs of condensation

In terms of whether spray foam or another material option is right for you, we can assist you with making those decisions. We recommend spray foam due to its unmatched quality, but we also understand that different clients have different needs, goals, and budgets. That is why we provide reliable fiberglass insulation and cellulose insulation services as well.

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You can reach a member of our insulation team by calling us or submitting a contact form today. We are more than happy to provide you with a free service estimate. We can also schedule a time for an energy audit as well. As locals, we enjoy helping those within our very own community.