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- Indoor Air Quality
- ECAD Audits
- Gutter Services
- New Construction Services
May 14, 2018
You’ve heard of spray foam insulation, but why would you want to use it over other types of traditional insulation?
Home with Traditional Insulation
Potential for Pests
Traditional insulation like fiberglass and cellulose can host critters and their nests.
No Water Resistance
When traditional insulation gets wet, it’s no longer effective and can easily result in mold growth that will endanger your health.
Batts and loosely packed cellulose and fiberglass insulation allow air to leak in and out which results in drafts, uneven temperatures, and higher energy bills.
Home with Spray Foam
Spray foam insulation stays in place and doesn’t settle over time like fiberglass or cellulose. This means it’ll be much more effective for a much longer time.
Healthier Indoor Air
Some fiberglass insulation types use formaldehyde as a binder, while spray foam helps to keep your home’s indoor air quality healthier.
Since spray foam expands up to 100 times its original volume, it fills every gap and crack. So, in addition to insulating, it also air seals to offer even greater comfort and energy efficiency.