Spray foam insulation is currently the superior choice when insulating. It made its first appearance in the 1980s and has become a popular option that has improved drastically over the past few decades. Here are some benefits of spray foam insulation to keep your home or office properly protected.
Water is able to easily seep through openings found near pipes and vents. This moisture can put your home at risk for bacteria or rot leading to costly damage. Wet insulation usually needs to be replaced; however, regardless of how wet spray foam insulation gets, it is able to retain its properties. Spray foam insulation is also able to fill the tiniest areas, so there is a slim chance that water will ever be able to get in your home to begin with.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Spray foam insulation has the ability to minimize indoor allergens, such as dust, mildew, mold, pollen and other pollutants. Many homeowners find this to be a major advantage to using spray foam insulation for their home. These allergens do not actually enter your home through open windows or doors, instead they enter through the walls. Animal waste can also affect the air quality in your home; however, rodents and insects are not attracted to spray foam as it is not ideal as food or as a nest. You should consider spray foam insulation if you are looking to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms as well as minimizing chemical sensitivities. Spray foam is a non-toxic option that helps to keep people feeling their best.
Spray foam insulation is able to reduce temperature changes or fluctuations inside your home or building. It promotes a consistent climate due to its air-tight seal. This also protects your home from the elements and keeps it dry, warm and comfortable. Other insulation options do not stick to every surface, so they are unable to create this seal.
A common theme among builders is using materials that are green. Spray foam insulation aids in reducing your carbon footprint because you consume less energy in your home when it is installed
Spray foam insulation helps block sound from outside because it fills those little cracks and crevices. It also reduces sound between rooms, though other forms of insulation are still primarily used for this application. The insulation absorbs sound waves and helps to soundproof your walls, creating a quieter home or office.
Another reason spray foam insulation has become popular is due to its ease of application. Spray foam insulation is able to be install regardless of the time of year. It is also able to be installed in hard-to-reach areas, such as crawl spaces. A team of professionals use a spray foam gun to spread the material on the needed areas. It dries quickly allowing it to be ready in about a day’s time.
Spray foam insulation performs as it should for decades due to its powerful chemical products, whereas traditional insulation may lose its effectiveness over time. Spray foam insulation is made of polyurethane and isocyanate. When combined, these two materials expand and harden. This process keeps the insulation from losing its shape. Once it cures, it stays in place and does not shift or sag over time, even in extreme temperatures. Spray foam is heat resistant as well. You can put your mind at ease when you choose spray foam insulation, knowing that you will not have to replace or upgrade your insulation in the near future.
Spray foam insulation may seem like an expensive option, especially upfront; however, you will save on energy expenses in the long run. As previously stated, spray foam insulation expands, creating a seal along crack and holes. In turn, your utility systems do not have to work as hard because air is not being lost.
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