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Reasons to Use Light-Density, Open-Cell Spray Foam (Part 3)

Reason Three: Open-Cell spray foam enhances building durability

Air leakage can lead to concealed condensation and moisture damage. Using an effective air barrier such as Icynene light-density, open-cell spray foam can contribute to improved durability and performance of building envelope assemblies.

Extreme weather: Mitigating roof damage with spray foam

Wind damage during an extreme weather event such as a hurricane can leave significant damage to a building. One particular area susceptible to significant damage is the roof. Water ingress from roof damage is considered one of the most commons insurance claims. One easy solution to address this problem is an unvented roof which is designed around spray foam. This helps protect the roof from damage due to fewer openings, thereby reducing the chance of water penetration.  

Extreme weather: Protecting walls, basements and crawlspaces with spray foam

Spray foam can be a key component of the remediation efforts following extreme weather events such as hurricanes or floods. With these weather events, significant damage can be sustained by buildings, yet the aftermath of hurricane-strength winds and the threat of wind-driven rain and flooding can be addressed with proper planning and understanding.