When purchasing a new-construction home, it’s important to consider a number of factors—where you want to live, what style of home you prefer, how you want your floor plan to flow and so much more. Throughout this process, it’s just as important to think about the builder you’re choosing and their commitment to building energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly homes that help save you money while reducing your carbon footprint. At Trophy Signature Homes, we believe that health starts within the home, which is exactly why we prioritize high efficiency in every single home we build. From our tankless water heaters to our LED lights, our ENERGY STAR-certified homes prove that every system and material can make all the difference—including our fully-encapsulated spray foam insulation.
Read below to find out more about spray foam insulation and the positive impact it can have on your home, your wallet, and the environment.
Why is spray foam insulation important?
Insulation is a vital component in any home, especially one that seeks to be energy efficient. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program, 56% of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling, and by adding effective insulation and sealing air leaks, you could save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills. During the construction process, insulation is typically placed in areas where air escapes, including between the cavities inside the walls and in the attic. In recent years, spray foam insulation has quickly gained popularity due to its high reliability and eco-conscious functionality. Spray foam insulation stands out by keeping an air-tight building envelope that other types of insulation can’t achieve—resulting in incomparable energy savings and a stress-free, higher-quality way of living.
How does spray foam insulation work?
Although there are many types of insulation that deliver different results, including fiberglass and cellulose, spray foam insulation has become widely recognized as the best by far. One of the key differentiators between traditional insulation materials and spray foam insulation is its ability to prevent air leaks. Foam insulation provides an air barrier to help mitigate air leakage from your home, keeping your air sealed tight and maintaining the correct inside temperature throughout all seasons of the year. Air sealing your home with spray foam insulation also helps address moisture, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth. When you compare types of insulation, spray foam does a better job of minimizing air infiltration and maintaining indoor air quality—ensuring that you’re breathing in safe, healthy, clean air at all times in your Trophy Signature home. And, with the highest ranking resistance value on the market at 6 (which tells you how well a type of insulation can keep heat from leaving or entering your home), homeowners can rest assured knowing their home is designed to save energy.
The fully encapsulated spray foam insulation used at Trophy Signature Homes is made up of high-density cells that are filled with a gas, which enables the foam to expand and sufficiently fill all the gaps and spaces around it with air-tight seals. When it cures, it becomes rigid and sturdy, which has the benefit of also making the structure it has been applied to stronger—especially on the roof, as the spray foam helps create a strong bond to protect the roof and eliminate water seepage through weak spots. Essentially, the spray foam insulation also adds an extra layer of protection in your home, helping block out outside noise and distractions—perfect for you to stay focused in your home office or become fully immersed in a great film on family movie nights. From improving air quality and preventing air leaks to increasing wall strength and lowering energy costs—this innovative, forward-thinking method of insulation boasts an array of benefits that can’t be compared.
Trophy Signature Homes cares
At Trophy Signature Homes, we believe you don’t have to compromise quality, protection, comfort, convenience and value in order to save money on energy costs—and we’re always building with our homeowners and the environment top of mind. Our energy-efficient practices help lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce demand for energy and lower costs on a household and economy-wide level—providing a higher quality of living in a spectacular home that’s built for the future. Whether it’s our spray foam insulation, low-flow toilets, Low–E Windows or 16 SEER HVAC system, there’s no other builder that effortlessly combines high efficiency with sleek, elegant designs like Trophy does. If you’re ready to start your journey towards an innovative, highly efficient new home, choose Trophy Signature Homes.
Give us a call today at (214) 550 - 5733 or contact us online for more information, and be sure to browse through our phenomenal communities and new-construction homes available throughout the DFW metroplex to see the ways you can start saving on energy costs today.