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What is the Stack Effect?

By 10am in the average day in GA, the attic heats up to the point where there’s so much air being expelled that there’s not enough air coming in from the soffits. As the attic continues to heat up it begins to put a negative pressure on your house and pull the nice conditioned air from it. This negative pressure from the attic has to balance somewhere and that’s why the outside air begins to get pulled inside from all of your windows, doors, and penetrations. This air that is now getting pulled inside is also increases the relative humidity within your home, causing your HVAC to work harder. By encapsulating your attic with a spray foam solution, you can put a “lid” on your home and effectively stop the stack effect from happening at all! You will stop excess moisture from entering. Plus, your HVAC unit will run more efficiently and be able to control the relative humidity inside of it. Now that the HVAC unit is on the inside of the building envelope, you can enjoy a living environment that is 75 degrees instead of 135 degrees. Whether an HVAC is new or 20 years old, a unit starts blowing about 10 degrees colder and you’ll an impact on your energy bill almost immediately!

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What is the Stack Effect?

By 10am in the average day in GA, the attic heats up to the point where there’s so much air being expelled that there’s not enough air coming in from the soffits. As the attic continues to heat up it begins to put a negative pressure on your house and pull the nice conditioned air […]

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Why Does My AC Run All of The Time?

Most Georgia homeowners have experienced one or two hot days where the humidity level is high, the sun is shining bright, and the temperature is HOT. On days like those it’s not uncommon for your HVAC unit to be put to the test to keep your home cool (or at least not sweltering). If you […]

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What is the R Value of Spray Foam?

Understanding R-Values For starters, R-Value is the resistance value. What this means is if you put a heat source (sun and radiant heat from outside home) on one side of a chamber and 1 inch insulation on the other side, then R-Value is the resistance to the heat saturation to the other side of that […]

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What Areas of a Home Should You Insulate?

Attic Insulation: Most homes in GA have fiberglass on the floor of their attic while some others have ground up cellulose product installed on the floor. Certainly the lowers price point option for most existing homes is to blow in in fiberglass and top off the existing insulation. With blown-in fiberglass, it needs to be […]

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How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?

Spray foam insulation helps homeowners keep their homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while also reducing energy bills year-round. There are two main types of spray foam insulation— open cell and closed cell. Generally, open cell spray foam is used above grade in residential applications (rooflines, attic floors, exterior walls, soundproofing). […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Insulation Process

What Areas Does Epic Spray Foam Serve: Epic Spray Foam is a professional insulation contractor located in Canton, GA and serves surrounding Metro Atlanta areas such as: Acworth, Atlanta, Ballground, Blue Ridge, Canton, Cartersville, Kennesaw, Jasper, Woodstock. Don't see your area listed? Don't worry! Give us a call to confirm your location and schedule your […]

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Does Spray Foam Need a Thermal Barrier or Fire Coating?

When adding spray foam insulation to your new construction, existing home, or pole barn, it’s important to understand what a thermal barrier is and when fire coating must be applied by the team of professionals at Epic Spray Foam. What is a Thermal Barrier? A thermal barrier is required to cover spray foam in all […]

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5 Signs You Hired a Great Spray Foam Insulation Contractor

Spring has sprung and summer won’t be too far behind with its hot, humid weather. As Georgia residents, we are all familiar with those back-and-forth trips to the thermostat where you try to quickly cool the house down and then shut it off before racking up a hefty energy bill. BUT, what if there was […]

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