Tiny Houses and Spray Foam Insulation
The Tiny House Movement
While smaller homes have always been around, Americans have always wanted bigger homes to have more space. This trend has produced not only bigger homes, but bigger utility bills, taxes, and maintenance costs. Tiny house living is a counter movement to larger homes, which emerged in the 20th century and started gaining national and worldwide attention in the 21st century. Typically, a tiny house is considered to be less than 1000 sq. feet, but they are often 500 sq. feet or less (although there are no set rules). Advocates of the tiny house movement promote simpler living, starting with the home.
Spray Foam and Tiny Homes
During construction of tiny homes, the builder and owner must make an insulation choice. Many manufacturers are choosing spray foam as their go-to option. A major benefit of spray foam insulation for tiny homes is that it creates a closed insulation system. The foam seals in all the nooks and crannies, creating a vapor/air seal that not only increases efficiency, but improves wall strength.
A key component of the tiny home movement is to reduce environmental impact. As Ozark Foam has noted in the past, spray foam insulation is a great way to promote reduced energy dependency while maintaining a comfortable environment. Ozark Foam InSEALators is proud to work with the tiny home movement, and you can contact us for more information or a quote!