When it comes to home Insulation contractors, spray foam is a game changer. It hugs every nook and cranny, creating an air-tight seal that stops drafts and the movement of conditioned air in and out of the home. But, like all chemicals, spray foam does off-gas. This can be a problem in small spaces, such as tiny homes and shipping container homes, or in concrete basements where there is no ventilation system.

The Best Applications for Spray Foam Insulation

The off-gasses are called isocyanates and they can be very dangerous to occupants in these types of buildings. They are powerful irritants to the eyes and gastrointestinal tract, but more importantly they can cause respiratory irritation and lead to chemical bronchitis in some people. This type of asthma attacks can also be fatal, so it is important that spray foam installers wear proper masks and protective clothing during the application process.

But, luckily for homeowners, new generations of spray foam use an eco-friendly blowing agent that is free of CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs, as well as methyl methane (naturally occurring methyl hydrocarbon). So, after the spray foam cures it becomes inert and non toxic.

Another benefit of spray foam insulation is that it keeps conditioned air trapped in the house, which means your heater and air conditioner don’t need to work as hard to keep your house warm or cool. This savings on your energy bills will really add up over the years. But, in order to take advantage of this energy efficiency, you must make sure that your attic is properly insulated and that crawl spaces and other storage areas are protected from moisture and unwanted critters.

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