If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you have heard us ramble on about the benefits of proper attic insulation. Not only can insulation help cut energy bills by 20%, but it can also increase comfort and even reduce the risk of ice dams. That’s a win-win if we have ever heard one. So only one question remains; which type of insulation makes the most sense for your home?


Formally known as icynene spray foam, Spray Foam Insulation is sprayed into the attic, where it expands and fills all available spaces. This type of insulation comes in two forms: closed cell and open cell, both of which are excellent choices for your home.

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

  1. Spray foam does not deteriorate like the more traditional insulation.
  2. Spray foam resists moisture at a much better rate than traditional insulation.
  3. Spray foam is not conducive to animals and insects.
  4. Once spray foam has been installed, it quickly becomes hard and will not disintegrate or collapse like some insulation.
  5. And More!

So, with all of that, does spray foam insulation make sense for your home? The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with your local HVAC contractor.


In order for your HVAC system to do its job, your attic needs to be properly insulated. If you feel your attic could benefit from a boost in insulation, give us a call. We will send a technician to your home to examine your attic, determine if more (or new) insulation is needed, and discuss your options. Minnick’s installs two types of insulation: Spray Foam Insulation and Cellulose Insulation.

If you have any questions about Spray Foam Insulation, please Contact Minnick’s, a Maryland HVAC company, today at (301) 605-9112 and we’ll show you how to keep your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. You can also follow Minnick’s on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Pinterest for more HVAC tips and tricks.