The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
There are several advantages to using spray foam over other types of insulation.
How is Spray Foam Different Than Other Insulation Materials?
The biggest difference between spray foam and other types of insulation is its expansive and hardening properties. Insulation such as fiberglass is good for covering large areas, but it can't protect the tiny cracks, holes, and areas along the edge where water and air can get through.
Spray foam forms An Adhesive Seal
Other types of insulation can press against walls and flooring, but Spray foam forms an adhesive seal that bonds to a wall's surface. Rather than partially insulating a room, it provides 100% protection with a barrier that is impenetrable by air and water.
Know the New York Building Codes Before You Insulate Your Home
One of the most common errors that property owners can make is to complete an entire project only to find out that the type of insulation they used didn't pass code inspection. This mistake is most common with homeowners who perform DIY projects. New York and New Jersey requires all residential and commercial properties in Lloyd Harbor to meet or exceed insulation building codes. Violations can lead to fines, expensive upgrades, or buildings being condemned. Only a professional insulation company can guarantee that all spray foam is installed according to regulations without incurring violations down the road.
It Can't Be Destroyed By Water
Another distinctive feature of spray foam is that it can't be destroyed by water. Cellulose or fiberglass material is only useful if it stays dry. So in essence, it can only function under perfect conditions. Spray foam insulation can handle direct contact with water and air and never lose its protective qualities. It does the job of protective everything else from those elements.