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Choosing Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Services in Simsbury, Longmeadow, & Nearby MA and CT

A Spray Foam Installation in Chicopee

Find the right foam. Our experts will help you choose the best spray foam for your needs.

Spray foam insulation is in the news a lot these days. With energy costs on the rise, people are paying more and more for heating and cooling.

Maintaining comfortable interior temperatures demands electricity, gas, and fuel oil to run HVAC equipment —furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and air conditioners.

Most homeowners understand that improving home insulation is a surefire way to cut the cost of heating and cooling, and that's where spray foam comes in. While homeowners consume spray foam in the form of small pressurized cans available an home centers and hardware stores, foam insulation contractors are busy doing large-scale spray foam operations —filling the spaces between studs, joists, and rafters with the insulation that expands on contact.

We help homeowners choose the best: closed cell or open cell

Contact us today for a Free Estimate for spray foam insulation in Simsbury, Longmeadow, South Windsor, and nearby areas including Granby, Suffield, Windsor, Wilbraham, Tolland, Chicopee, Springfield, and more.

Is spray foam a good choice to improve your home energy performance?

Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions can inspect and evaluate insulation and airtightness levels at your house and provide the right energy-saving solutions. Call or email for a free evaluation and insulation estimate today.

Before & After
  • Upgrading Basement Efficiency in Simsbury, CT
    Upgrading Basement Efficiency in Simsbury, CT
    This homeowner called us out to their home in Simsbury,...

    Upgrading Basement Efficiency in Simsbury, CT

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    This homeowner called us out to their home in Simsbury, CT to take a look at some problems they were having. They called us out originally to take a look at their attic because they were having Ice Damns in the winter. We went to the home and performed a full Home Energy Evaluation and while walking through the basement we noticed that they had old, nasty fiberglass insulation in their basement ceilings. We wanted to take care of this part of the home first. This was allowing a lot of air to travel from the cold/hot basement up into the home, decreasing energy efficiency. Concrete basement walls are a nuisance in the winters, the foundation of the home that sticks up from the ground is always more than 17 degrees colder than the temperature of the ground. The ground is already about 17 degrees colder than we want the temperature of our homes can be. There is no way to heat these concrete walls up, making it difficult to keep cold air out of the basement, leaking into your home. In the summer, warm humid air from outside hit these cold basement walls and condensation forms and makes this a breeding ground for mold! The rim joist is the perimeter of the floor framing of the home.  The joints and gaps between framing members  allow for an extensive amount of air leakage into the home. This home, like most others did not have any air sealing at their rim joist. Even if the basement ceiling is insulated, especially when it is insulated with old, fiberglass insulation it will not stop air floor from the basement into your home. With the concrete walls, old fiberglass insulation, and a rim joist that is not air sealed this created cold floors, cold/very humid basements, and higher heat and electricity bills.

    To fix these issues we performed a number of our Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions treatments. First, we need to get rid of all that old, nasty fiberglass insulation in the basement ceiling. We properly bag up and dispose of these materials. Next, we have to install our Foamax Polyisocranurate form insulation boards over the concrete basement walls. This Fomax insulation board is flame retardant, to keep up to building code. It also has a foil facing to reflect heat to the insulation doesn't have to work alone to keep the basement cool or warm depending on the season. We install this foam board onto the walls and secure them with Dr. Energy Saver's proprietary foam-tite fasteners. Now we have successfully taken care of the concrete walls. Next, we need to air seal out rim joist. We spray our two-part expanding spray foam on the rim joist and over the top plated to  seal all air leaks from the outside and insulate this important area of your home. We make sure to seal the spray foam to the Foamax walls so that no air can escape the gap there would be between the two. After this is done we have successfully air sealed and insulated this basement. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this homeowner can now live comfortably and energy efficiently regarding their basements and first level of their home all year round!

  • Reducing Humidity in a Basement in South Windsor, CT
    Reducing Humidity in a Basement in South Windsor, CT
    This homeowner called us out to their home in South...

    Reducing Humidity in a Basement in South Windsor, CT

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    After

    This homeowner called us out to their home in South Windsor, CT to take a look at some serious problems they were experiencing. The main reason they called Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions was because they were having issues with mold in their kitchen and basement. Due to some water damage over time there was mold under the kitchen sink, leaking down onto the rim joist in the basement. Humidity issues in the basement also took a part in that. When we got to the home we asked the homeowner about all of their concerns, for the entire home. The mold issue was their main concern, but they also were experiencing another problem. Their basement was always very uncomfortably humid. The rim joist is the perimeter of the floor framing system along the exterior of the house. The joints and gaps in the framing members allow for a great deal of air leakage in and out of the home. This can result in cold floors, high heating and cooling bills, as well as condensation in the basement and crawlspaces. When its hot and humid out, the homeowner was experiencing this poor air quality. This was due to outside air easily leaking into the home, making the basement an uncomfortable space. First we take care of the kitchen issues, and we can focus on the basement. Now, we know what we need to do to help this homeowner.

    The first thing we need to do is spray our Mold-X treatment spray on the effected areas on the rim joist. We make sure we take care of all of the mold in the basement in order to be able to properly air seal with no reoccurring mold issues. After we have completed this step we are ready to air seal. We spray our two-part expanding SprayFoam  over the rim joist and end plates. This stops all air leaks from outside and insulates this important part of your home. Dr. Energy Savers SprayFoam has a high insulation value of R7. Since this foam expands after we spray, it seals up all of the gaps, cracks, and joints where air from the outside was easily entering the home. This finally corrected the basement mold and humidity problem. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this homeowner is now more comfortable, happy, and energy efficiently in their home no matter the season!!

  • Reducing Cold Floors in Pittsfield, MA
    Reducing Cold Floors in Pittsfield, MA
    This home owner in Pittsfield, MA called us out to...

    Reducing Cold Floors in Pittsfield, MA

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    This home owner in Pittsfield, MA called us out to his home because he had clod floor and wanted tot see if we could solve his problem. When our building science specialist was on his inspection of the basement he noticed that there was no insulation at the rim joist. This is where a lot of air come into the home from the outside. It was this cold air that was making his floors cold. 

    To fix this problem we simply spray foamed the rim joist with our 2-part spray foam. We covered the entire rim joist and sill plate making sure we stop both convective air and stop conduction. 

    Now that Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions came and took care of his problems, he will not have to worry about cold floors every again!

  • Reducing Dust, Allergens and Keeping a Basement Warmer in Manchester, CT
    Reducing Dust, Allergens and Keeping a Basement Warmer in Manchester, CT
    This customer called us out to check out a problem...

    Reducing Dust, Allergens and Keeping a Basement Warmer in Manchester, CT

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    This customer called us out to check out a problem they were having in their home. Originally they called us out to install a new beautiful sliding glass door as well as a basement window. These homeowners had a lot of dust and allergens in their home, especially in the basement. We sat down and went over out Energy Evaluation results with them and recommended they have their rim joist insulated. We explained that this would make their home healthier and warmer. They agreed, to increase energy efficiency in the home and keep out dust and allergens by taking this measure.

    To start off, we have to use our two-part expanding spray foam. We spray this on the rim joist as well as over the sill plate. This seals all air leaks from the outside and all of the important areas of the home. Our spray foam has a very high insulation value if R7 per inch. Since this foam expands, it seals all of the cracks and gaps where air from the outside can enter their home. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, these homeowners can live dust free, allergen free, and live more energy efficiently!

There are different kinds of spray foam, and many people are confused about the differences between open-cell foam and closed-cell foam. Let's see if we can clear up some of this confusion.

Open-cell foam has lower R-value and higher permeability

Like its name suggests, open-cell foam is made up of tiny bubbles that are interconnected. The bubbles hold air, which provides insulation value — typically between R-3.5 and R-4 per in.

Like closed-cell foam, open-cell foam expands to fill gaps and cracks as soon as it's applied. But instead of curing to a hard, smooth-surfaced mass, open-cell foam has a spongier feel. And like a sponge, it will absorb moisture. Since insulation loses R-value when wet, it's not advisable to use open-cell spray foam in damp environments like basements and crawl spaces. It can be sprayed between rafters or studs, but its low R-value won't provide much total insulation value in a confined space. Open-cell foam is usually less expensive to install than closed-cell foam.

Closed-cell foam provides a vapor barrier, a harder finish and higher R-value

Canned foam like GREAT STUFF™ is a closed-cell foam that comes in "single-component" form. The closed-cell foam that contractors use on large-scale spray foam jobs is also known as "two-component" foam or polyurethane foam. Two chemical compounds are blended together at the application nozzle, causing the expanding foam reaction.

Even though it's more expensive to install than open-cell foam, closed-cell foam is often preferred for home insulation projects because it offers higher R-value — between R-6 and R-7.1 per in. — and because it forms an effective moisture barrier. The ability to block moisture transmission while also providing air sealing and high insulation value is an advantage in many applications.

Be sure to check out our comparison between spray foam and rigid foam insulation. We also provide assistance in choosing the best spray foam insulation.

Start Saving Energy and Money With A Spray Foam Insulation Upgrade.

Call 1-855-229-7070 or contact us online to schedule a Free Estimate for spray foam insulation in South Windsor, Longmeadow, Simsbury, Windsor, Suffield, Granby, Tolland, Chicopee, Springfield, Wilbraham, and the surrounding areas.

We also offer a home energy evaluation where we evaluate your home's energy efficiency and comfort levels. Next, we take the results to create a prioritized list of recommended services and upgrades.

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our service area

We serve the following areas

Massachusetts
  • Ashley Falls
  • Becket
  • Blandford
  • Chester
  • East Otis
  • Granville
  • Great Barrington
  • Hinsdale
  • Housatonic
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Lenox Dale
  • Middlefield
  • Monterey
  • Otis
  • Pittsfield
  • Richmond
  • Russell
  • Sandisfield
  • Sheffield
  • South Egremont
  • South Lee
  • Southfield
  • Southwick
  • Stockbridge
  • Tyringham
  • West Stockbridge
Connecticut Our Locations:

Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions
800 Prospect Hill Rd
Ste E
Windsor, CT 06095
1-860-863-0385
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