Spray Foam Insulation Is The Best Solution
Recently, many homeowners have been emphasizing energy conservation which means there has been an emphasis on using reusable products. Many contractors and home improvement businesses are offering spray foam insulation, which is green, fairly cost effective and safe to install in your home or office.
The spray foam insulation protects the environment by minimizing the use of harmful chemicals. Traditional insulating materials are usually made from fiberglass or cellulose that insulate the house but can create a lot of waste and may also damage the environment.
Many foam industries have decided to create a quality product with the highest renewable resource content to encourage homeowners to purchase this product as it protects the environment. It emits few harmful chemicals into the environment.
Most of the insulations are applied as a liquid and when it is sprayed, it can expand 100 times its original. It is sprayed and conforms to each cavity to create a thermal envelope which protects the house. It helps protect energy loss by sealing against air infiltration.
Spray foam sticks to any clean surface and will not shrink or disintegrate. Some insulation can help eliminate moisture problems in a wall cavity by creating an air tight seal. It is ideal for climates where building are both heated and air conditioned.
Spray foam has a sealed thermal envelope and when applied, it fills each cavity and void. It can improve the overall comfort and health of the residents because there are few loose fibers moving around. By reducing air infiltration, this product can eliminate dust and harmful, household mold and mildew.
Spray foam insulation provides the family with a healthier, indoor environment. The benefits will eventually decrease the cost. This material will adhere to almost every material such as wood and steel.
It is fairly easy for water to leak into basements and form permanent puddles on the ground, which will cause mold and mildew thrive. Spray foam insulation works well against water and moisture because it expands to fit the space. It does not chip and crack over time. This is the leading cause of mold in basements; it isn't that the insulation was improperly installed or inadequate, but that it cracked over time. These cracks are responsible for moisture getting in.
Spray foam insulation also helps control moisture condensation because it does not shrink or settle. It is fire resistant and reduces heating and cooling costs significantly and its thermal seal keeps cold air in and unwanted air out. It has also been known to improve indoor air quality, thereby decreasing the likelihood of allergies.
It also has high quality sound control, and significantly reduces dust, mold and mildew accumulation. Most importantly, the spray foam has been known to help the economy and the environment by using recycled materials. The containers are usually recycled. Those who use spray insulation are committed to providing quality renewable resource based building materials.
The foam can help families save on their energy bills. Some people have claimed to save from 20 per cent to 40 per cent of their utility bill every month, depending on where they live. Thus it saves money and can help protect the planet too.
By: Andrew Stratton