Pros & Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

Discussing The Pros & Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

When it comes to your home’s insulation, it’s hard to beat the insulation quality that spray foam can supply. We tend to get a lot of questions on the pros and cons of Spray Foam Insulation. Spray foam insulation outperforms all other insulation materials when it comes to R-value, resistance to mold and moisture damage, durability, air sealing, and versatility.

Spray foam uses a chemical compound that expands as it is applied and at the same time air seals and insulates the application area, a two-for-one deal! When your home is well-sealed it increases comfort, reduces noise from outside, lessens pollen, dust, and insects entering your home, and provides better humidity control.

Spray foam can be used for a variety of purposes like attics, crawl spaces, and walls. At Home Solutions of Iowa, we specialize in spray foam installation that makes your home more efficient and comfortable. Below are the key advantages and disadvantages of spray foam insulation.

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Spray foam can be used to insulate ductwork in the attic as pictured. It’s rigid enough to handle the metal expanding and contracting that happens when the ductwork heats and cools your home.


  • Excellent gap and crack filling capabilities
  • Adds strength to framing and sheathing
  • Stops air leaks in addition to providing insulation value
  • Higher R-Value per inch
  • Blocks and absorbs sound
  • Increases Comfort
  • Lessens pollen, dust, and insects entering your home
  • Provides better humidity control


  • More expensive material
  • Protective clothing and respirators must be worn during installation
  • Occupants must leave the installation area (about 2 hours) until foam cures.

Our Thoughts On The Pros & Cons Of Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam is the ultimate energy-efficient option. In most cases, the cost of spray foam is more than worth it. It is a one-and-done kind of upgrade that not only provides energy efficiency but will improve your home’s overall comfort for years to come. Contact Home Solutions of Iowa for your Home Comfort Evaluation today.

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