The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are several advantages to using spray foam over other types of insulation.
Shoring Up Sustainability
One of the most important functions of building insulation is to prevent heat from moving in and out of the interior. Traditional forms of insulation can only do this to a limited degree; fiberglass insulation, for example, tends to attract water into the walls, which serves as a heat conductor. Spray foam, however, has none of the weaknesses of fiberglass. The material fills up every crevice within the wall, leaving no space for water or air to enter. As a result, it is supremely difficult for heat to enter or leave the building, reducing the amount of energy it takes to warm the interior in the winter or cool it in the summer.
Under New York law, residential buildings must be insulated with a thermal barrier to slow down the spread of fires. Our foam insulation provides this barrier when installed as spray applied fireproofing. Consequently, fires will have a harder time starting and are more likely to be limited to a single room. If a fire does spread to the rest of the house, our foam doubles as steel beam insulation, which holds the building together and prevents potentially deadly structural failures. For more information on keeping your home and family safe in all circumstances, contact Foam Insulation Solutions today.
Preservation From Pests
Though fires are the most dramatic threat to your house, the building also faces the possibility of invasion by thousands of tiny organisms. If mold, mildew, insects, and rodents make it into your walls, they can use it as a base to infest the entire house. This exposes you and your family to a wide range of diseases and allergens, and can also harm the building’s structure. Spray foam insulation leaves no room for these pests to gain a foothold. Even if they do get inside, there will be no water in the walls, making it impossible for them to subsist.
Silencing Outside Sounds
In addition to preventing heat from moving through your walls, spray foam insulation also keeps out noise. By removing water and air from your walls, it provides effective sound proofing, leaving no avenue for external waves to get in. Your home will thus be completely cut off from any outdoor din. Sound proofing also prevents your own noises from getting outside, allowing you to be as loud as you want without disrupting Farmingdale’s tranquil environment.