TAX CREDITS, REBATES, AND INCENTIVES FOR HOMEOWNERS
Purchasing a new home with spray foam or retrofitting your existing home may qualify you for tax credits, rebates, and other incentives. To find available local and state incentives, visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) at www.dsireusa.org/.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has many cost benefits including lowering energy bills through improved efficiency and reduced air loss. It’s a great way to invest in your home or building and could save you money specifically by installing smaller HVAC systems, using fewer framing and roofing materials and employing one product that could provide three functions: insulator, air barrier and moisture barrier, which could lower construction costs.
As much as 40% of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and leaks, which can be prevented, can increase energy bills unnecessarily and let valuable energy go to waste. Spray foam offers a great solution: it performs as both insulation and an air barrier, sealing those nooks and crannies that let air escape and add cost to monthly energy bills.
Reduce Energy Costs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program estimates that by adding insulation and sealing air leaks, you could save up to 20% on your energy bills.
Stop Thermal Bridges
Spray foam roofs will reduce thermal bridges. Traditional roofing materials must be nailed down to the roof deck with metal fastenings, creating a thermal bridge from the conditioned building interior to the outside roof, this can reach temperatures of up to 180 degrees in the summer. Spray Foam creates a barrier negating thermal bridges