Why Spray Foam?
What is the number one reason to choose spray foam over other types of insulation?
Improved Indoor Air Quality Creating A More Healthy Home
The expansion of spray foam creates a completely seamless air barrier that seals every inch of your home and prevents air leakage, eliminates the risk of dangerous mold growth, and reduces infiltration of dust, pollen, allergens, and insects.
BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES, ASTHMA AND RESPIRATORY DISEASE:
People with allergies, asthma and certain chemical sensitivities have often found that, in buildings with spray foam, dangers of respiratory distress caused by natural airborne irritants are reduced.
Pollutants and airborne allergens can penetrate even the smallest gaps in other forms of insulation. Airborne moisture can also infiltrate traditional insulation, sometimes leading to mold, which releases spores and potentially toxic substances called mycotoxins. When you have your home air sealed tightly by Select Spray Foam dangers of inhaling these toxins and irritants are greatly reduced.
For all these reasons, spray foam insulation is highly recommended for spaces occupied by people with allergies, asthma and other particular respiratory issues. In fact, Spray Foam Insulation was used to improve indoor air quality as part of the American Lung Association’s “Health House” program.
Additional benefits of spray foam:
Decrease energy bills
Resistance to heat and cold infiltration
Everything on this page is a direct result from applying closed cell spray foam and all benefits contribute to significantly decreasing you heating and air conditioning bills.
Have you ever wondered why Yeti coolers are so good? You guessed it. Standard insulation can not compete with closed cell spray foams ability to keep outside temperatures from coming in your home.
Air and vapor barrier
The chemical composition of closed cell spray foam once applied dries to a hard exterior. Air, vapor and other pollutants are unable to pass through giving the homeowner the ability to control moisture levels and air quality in their home. A home with closed cell spray foam allows for those with allergies to live more comfortably.
Increase structural strength
Once closed cell spray foam is applied, the material rises quickly then hardens shortly after. The structural rigidness of your home has gone to another level of "solid". Essentially putting concrete in your stud cavities tying everything together. Increasing the racking strength of a building allows you to have taller ceilings and not worry about added support or extra steps to insure your walls will sustain.
Reduction of exterior noises
A lot of the benefits closed spray foam offers are interrelated. As a result, because being an air and vapor barrier and extremely resistant to heat and cold, your going to experience a much more quiet area inside. Who doesn't like that?
R Value never degrades
Completely eliminates drafts
"A house needs to breathe." Have you ever heard that before? Although that is in fact true, as a homeowner you want to control where a house "breathes" and through your walls and around your windows and doors is not efficient. Where you control a buildings breathability is through fresh air scuttles, which are standard installs, or air exchangers. Both of which your HVAC specialist will be able to advise to you about. Closed cell spray foam naturally fills each crack, joint and crevice effectively eliminating any possible area wind could get through. If you live in an area of consistently high winds, like a ridge, closed cell spray foam is a must for your insulation requirements.
No mice or bugs
R Value is defined as "thermal resistance". Comparing the thermal resistibility of fiberglass insulation to closed cell spray foam is like comparing a Ford Pinto to a Shelby GT500. They are on completely different levels. Over time, fiberglass insulation will also decrease its ability to thermally resist, resulting in inadequate insulation. Thus higher energy bills and a drafty cold home, or hot and muggy home in the summer months. Closed cell spray foam never loses its R value.
Mice and bugs have an impressive way of finding their way through the cracks. In a building, there are a lot of cracks. Once closed cell spray foam is applied, those cracks are sealed eliminating issues with mice or bugs. Fiberglass is a hot spot for mice to nest. Lining your home with fiberglass is essentially lining your home with nesting grounds for mice.