Month: June 2017

Asthma? Allergies? Air Sealing Can Help!

It’s estimated that roughly 26 million Americans are affected by asthma or asthma-related conditions. When we combine these numbers with those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the numbers are even higher.

In the lungs of asthma sufferers, airways become irritated and more sensitive when pollen, dust, mold, and more impact them. These same triggers affect allergy sufferers.

Sealing a home’s air leaks can help improve indoor air quality by lowering the number of outside asthma triggers that can enter the inside of a home or building. By sealing air leaks and adding proper mechanical ventilation, your home’s indoor quality can be managed and asthma and allergy sufferers in your home can find some relief.

Spray foam insulation is a great option to both insulate and seal air leaks in one step. In fact, one of the key benefits of spray foam is improved indoor air quality. The material provides an exceptional air seal, works as a thermal barrier (insulator), and helps control moisture issues. This improved air-tightness provides better control of indoor humidity, which reduces mold inside the home. It also dramatically reduces the number of pollutants that can enter the home (pollen, dust, etc.) and allows a home to have proper mechanical ventilation to filter the air and keep the interior air clean.

Contact us to learn more about air sealing your home.

Spray Foam: Insulate and Air Seal in One!

Air leaks occur as a natural byproduct of the construction process. Air leaks are exactly what you think: when conditioned air leaks from a home or unconditioned air leaks into a home.

Traditionally it was believed that these natural air leaks were the right way to ventilate a home. Today’s building science proves this isn’t the case. Uncontrolled air leaks by way of a “leaky home” can cause too much or too little air to enter or leave the home. Either way, this can result in poor indoor air quality.

Air sealing is the process of reducing the amount of uncontrolled air that moves in and out of a home. Sealing air leaks can reduce energy costs, help with inconsistent temperatures around a home, keep out bugs and outside allergens, and increase your home’s overall indoor air quality.

Spray foam insulation can insulate and air seal in one step. It is applied as a liquid and expands to fill a cavity. By simply insulating with spray foam, you are air sealing at the same time. If you are looking for a two-in-one product, spray foam insulation is your answer.

Interested in learning more about spray foam and getting an estimate for your next project? Contact us today and learn more.