The Northern Virginia and Metro Maryland areas have many beautiful, older homes. Unfortunately, while they are charming, many historic homes are under-insulated, causing them to have recurring comfort issues and high energy bills.
Professionally installed spray foam insulation by the certified team at The Fifth Fuel can help you get back in control of your home comfort with minimal disruption to your walls. With 30 years of experience providing energy efficiency services, we solve home performance issues for greater home comfort, healthier homes, and energy savings.
How Spray Foam Insulation Works
With the ability to both seal cracks and insulate, spray foam insulation excels where other forms of insulation just can’t reach. Spray foam is made by mixing two solutions—isocyanate and polyol—and is sprayed through a hose into the desired area in liquid form. As the solution dries, it expands and hardens, creating an airtight seal wherever it was applied. When spray foam is installed as a retrofit upgrade, it only requires a small hole for installation and can seamlessly insulate around pipes and other building components.
The Fifth Fuel team follows industry best practices on every job and meets Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards. Because of our dedication to quality materials, we use Icynene, the spray foam insulation leader. Icynene spray foam home insulation is a complete, high-performance residential energy efficiency solution.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam’s R-value, a measure of thermal resistance, is one of the highest on the market. It has excellent insulative and air sealing qualities, as well as many other benefits, including:
- Keeps pests and moisture out of your home
- Seals difficult gaps for continuous insulation
- Dampens noise for a quieter home
- Prevents drafts by sealing up gaps
- Leads to lower heating and cooling costs
- Improves indoor air quality
The Best Place For Spray Foam
Spray foam can be a great solution for any area of your Fairfax or Arlington area home. However, it is especially useful in hard-to-reach areas or areas with significant energy loss, such as:
- Attics – When used as attic insulation, spray foam can help you combat the stack effect in the winter and a hot, stuffy upstairs in the summer.
- Basements and Crawl Spaces – Spray foam insulation can be especially helpful in insulating your home’s rim joists—where the foundation meets the wood frame. This area is a common source of both energy loss and moisture intrusion.
Exterior Walls – Since your home’s exterior walls are constantly exposed to the elements, spray foam’s superior R-value makes it ideal for wall insulation to help
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Expert Spray Foam Installation
The insulation experts at The Fifth Fuel ensure that every spray foam insulation job is done right, increasing home comfort for many years to come. We provide high-quality work and affordable insulation materials, starting and ending every project with a free walkthrough assessment using infrared cameras and blower door testing to verify results.
The Fifth Fuel is proud to be a locally owned and operated company with 30 years of insulation experience with our parent company. We are dedicated to serving Northern Virginia and Metro Maryland homeowners to help them lower energy bills and increase home comfort. We can even help you find and qualify for rebates and incentives to help you maximize your savings!