Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

spray foam insulation has become a popular alternative to fiberglass batt insulation. It is sprayed on site with a high-pressure hose and expands upon contact to fill in tight spots and crevices. The result is a dense, air-tight seal that can reduce home energy costs significantly. It also helps keep moisture out of a home, which can help prevent mold and mildew.

Common Misconceptions About Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam is made from polyurethane, a compound formed by mixing two resins together with a blowing agent. In the past, this compound has had some concerns regarding its environmental toxicity, but it has gotten much more eco-friendly in recent years. This is due to new advancements in blowing agents that are free of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).

Another benefit of this type of insulation is its ability to weatherize a building. It acts as both insulation and an air barrier, preventing hot North Carolina summers and chilly winters from entering the home through tiny gaps or holes. This will lower utility expenditures significantly, and can also save homeowners money on supplemental climate-control devices such as space heaters, ceiling fans and box fans.

Spray foam insulation should be installed by a professional, as it will off-gas large amounts of volatile organic compounds during both application and curing. This makes it important to vacate the home during this process, and use full face and respiratory protection while the product is curing. This will help ensure that the proper amount of foam is applied, and that no areas are missed.
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