One of the goals we strive for at Trophy Signature Homes is offering a sense of simplified living to our homeowners—and the first step to simplified living is to start with smart design. Our whole-home approach means we identify the products and materials that will make your home as functional and livable as possible, without compromising on quality, style and price.
While the insulation in your home might be the last thing on your mind during the construction process, it’s sure to be top of mind during the sweltering hot summers and chilly winters we often experience here in Texas. One of the biggest benefits of buying a new-construction home from Trophy Signature Homes is knowing that you and your family have advanced protection in your home.
There are a few different types of insulation, but the most common are fiberglass, cellulose and foam. While foam can be installed in rigid foam boards, we’ve found that spray foam is the best option for the following reasons.
Create an Air-Tight Seal
Spray foam insulation is a liquid latex or polyurethane foam that expands, then hardens, to fill in gaps and crevices. Spray foam insulation outperforms other types of insulation because of its ability to expand and tightly fill gaps that fiberglass and even foam boards leave exposed—giving it the highest possible ranking of resistance value on the market (r-6). It truly helps create an air-tight seal on your home.
Essentially, an air-tight home minimizes movement of air in and out of a house—which is key to building a comfortable, energy efficient and healthy home. Benefits of an air-tight home include constant temperature regulation between floors, creating a sound barrier against outside noises and increased wall structure integrity to help withstand severe weather.
Air-tight homes offer better protection against mildew and mold in your home, which can also contribute to unhealthy air conditions. It also provides a clean barrier to minimize the presence of allergens, pollen, dust, mold, smoke, smog, bacteria, insects and other irritants.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Creating an air-tight seal with spray foam insulation greatly contributes to the energy efficiency of your Trophy Signature Home. This type of insulation provides an outstanding building envelope, which helps keep cold air out during the winter and warm air out during the summer. It also regulates temperatures between floors, so upstairs can be cooler than downstairs and vice versa. When your air conditioning or heat is on, it won’t escape through space around your windows, doors or roof—meaning your HVAC system won’t have to work overtime, saving you an average of 20 percent or more on energy costs per year.
Enjoy Cleaner Air
Every Trophy Signature Home comes equipped with a Fresh Air ventilation and filtration system, which keeps the air clean and circulating with a minimum amount of energy. While this system works hard to keep pollutants out and keep fresh air in, it wouldn’t perform up to standards without the help of spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation keeps inside air free of dust, pollen, mold, smoke, bacteria and other allergens and prevents the clean indoor air from leaking out.
A Simpler Way to Live
Trophy Signature Homes has invested in spray foam insulation since our founding, because we know it’s the best option for homeowners. Overall, spray foam insulation helps regulate internal temperature, defend the structure of your home from moisture and pests, save money on energy costs and create a comfortable living environment for your family.To learn more about our building process or purchase your very own air-tight Trophy Signature Home, browse our collections of new-construction communities and available homes today. Give us a call at (214) 550-5733 or schedule an appointment online.