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Spray foam insulation: the best way to insulate your home!
Did you know that the average 2000 square ft home leaks enough air in a single day to fill a Goodyear blimp? If your aim is to insulate your home, so that if offers a warm, healthy environment for your family, continue reading to discover why you should seriously contemplate replacing fiberglass with spray foam insulation.
Contrary to popular belief, fiberglass isn't the best option for insulating your home, as over time fiberglass loses it's ability to trap air within your home and will begin to leak warm, moist air. Worse yet, many types of fiberglass contain formaldehyde, which is a potentially hazardous compound.
The simplest way to insulate your home:
Your first step in insulating your home should be to remove old fiberglass panels as if you allow air to escape from your home, not only will you find it difficult to adequately heat your home but you'll also be likely to waste hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, by leaving electrical appliances such as heaters on for hours at a time. Whilst, if your home is air tight, you'll only have to turn heaters and heat pumps on for short periods of time, as the warm air which will be produced will be trapped in your home.
Another danger of allowing warm air to escape your home, is that your home will become damp and may begin to show signs of mildew and mould, both of which can severely decrease your home's value. Worse yet, both mold and mildew can cause the onset of a variety of illnesses and respiratory problems.
If you want to protect the health and well being of your family members one of the simplest, most effective ways to stop air from escaping your house is to look at attic insulation. As an example, you could use spray foam insulation to air seal any visible gaps and cracks which may be leaking air. If you're worried about whether or not spray foam, can fill every gap and crevice, there's no need to be concerned as spray foam can expand up to 100 times its original form and can be easily sprayed into hard to reach areas.
Better yet, once sprayed into place, spray foam stays in place and won't sag or lose it's effectiveness. So if you're looking for a long term solution to your insulation needs, you can't go wrong opting for spray foam insulation. Not only does spray foam stop air from escaping but it also prevents dust, allergens and pollution from entering your home. So if any member of your household suffers from asthma or hay fever, it's worth installing spray foam as soon as possible.
Extra benefits of spray foam installation:
1. It adds structural strength to your home 2. It reduces the amount of outside noise, which you'll hear whilst you're inside your home3. Your home will remain at a consistent, comfortable temperature
So what are you waiting for? There's no better time than the present to consider removing your outdated fiberglass insulation with spray foam insulation.
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