A healthy home is a home where the Relative Humidity is Between 40-60%. Relative humidity of outside of this range is not only uncomfortable, but also makes us much more at risk to many unhealthy things in our living environment.
By virtue of its low permeability to air, its adhesion to other building materials and its flexibility, Spray Foam becomes much more than just insulation. It provides superior air leakage control, moisture control and sound control in addition to insulation, thus becoming a one step insulation, moisture/vapor barrier, wind barrier system.
Allergic reactions to mold and mildew demand a high-performance insulation and air barrier that is dedicated to moisture control. By eliminating air leakage, a Spray Foam Insulation System minimizes condensation caused by infiltrating moist/humid air which would otherwise be transported through the building envelope, invading cool, air-conditioned surfaces. Spray Foam minimizes the opportunity for condensation helps prevent mold growth within the walls and ceilings.
As a complete air barrier, a Spray Foam Insulation System helps prevent the infiltration of warm, moist air that can condense and lead to the growth of mold and mildew. The benefits of a spray foam insulated home include:
- Creating an airtight building envelope to minimize moisture and condensation, thus helping to prevent mold growth
- Optimizing energy efficiency and lower energy costs
- Decreased and maintained interior humidity levels
- Minimized the intrusion of airborne sounds to create a quieter work and living environment