Indoor Air Quality affects everyone. Airborne pollutants can penetrate your home and lead to respiratory issues like asthma and even lead to mould. Mould and moisture control is critical for a healthy home.
With Canadians spend around 90% of their time indoors on average, a comprehensive insulation and air barrier can help address indoor air quality and what you breathe in your home. A material like spray foam can help keep pollutants like dust, carbon monoxide, radon, mould and pollen out of your home. Sealing living spaces from garages and spaces with furnaces can also help you breathe easy.
Air sealing and eliminating air leakage can help prevent outdoor pollutants affecting your home’s indoor air quality. Did you know that, according to extensive testing, dangers associated with certain insulation types, like long-term VOC emissions, were not observed in Icynene?
Mould and Moisture Control
The majority of moisture that enters your home is airborne. This moisture can:
- condense on surfaces inside your home
- add to the probability of mould growth, and
- heighten allergies
Traditional insulation materials can absorb water and provide a food source for mould. A spray foam insulation and air barrier system, like Icynene:
- contributes to mould and moisture control
- is not considered a food source for mould or pests
- reduces penetration of airborne moisture to prevent mould growth
- helps to improve indoor air quality