Spray Foam Insulation Benefits
Air infiltration is the reason why a building loses about 40% of its energy. Air can flow through the cracks, holes, and gaps in through an HVAC system, and that means more energy is needed to maintain the building’s comfort level. Spray foam insulation performs better than other kinds of insulation since it can expand and then tightly fill the crevices that may otherwise have been left exposed.
The resistance value of the spray foam insulation, which refers to its ability make an airtight seal, is at R-6. It is has the highest rank in the market today.
Why Go For Spray Foam Insulation?
Roofing and Exterior Applications
Spray roof insulation is a great option when it comes to sealing roofs and in other areas, such as attics, where condensation builds up the most, since excessive moisture could result in mold growth and it could weaken the building’s structural integrity. Since the insulation makes a powerful bond to the roof, it could fortify its resistance to pressurization and wind. Spray foam can also be used in reducing sound, creating a barrier against loud noises like road traffic.
Interior Cavity Fill
Commercial buildings and homes that are insulated with spray foam will have much better protection against mold and mildew. The polymer inside the insulation is inert, and that means it offers no source of food for bacteria and mold. It also creates a barrier from external moisture, which prevents mold growth. Because the walls are the main structural component of any building, they have to be able to withstand a specific amount of force such as shaking during high winds. If the spray foam insulation is within the walls, it creates more strength so that the building is more efficiently supported.
Since spray foam insulation will expand, it will fill up the holes and cracks in the crawlspaces and attics. In hot or cold weather, air that comes through small holes or cracks throughout a house is the main cause of losing energy. Spray foam insulation could develop an airtight seal that is about 24 times less permeable to air infiltration. It also creates a moisture barrier, which will keep water from seeping through holes, cracks, as well as crevices, and damaging floors and walls.
If commercial buildings and residential homes are insulated using spray foam, then owners will save a lot in terms of energy costs, usually ranging at least 50%, along with other advantages such as reducing mold growth and improved structural integrity.
Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. if you wish to learn more about spray foam insulation.
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North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582