Why Your Clients Need Spray Foam Insulation
Most people know that mold occurs because of moisture. But your clients may not know that 99% of the moisture that moves through the walls of their home is carried in the air.
Airborne moisture moves through building assemblies discreetly through cracks and crevices. When warm, moist air comes in contact with a cool surface, it condenses and remains there, which can lead to mold, mildew and structural weakness.
Be sure to educate your clients about this common problem — and then help them solve or prevent it with Icynene spray foam insulation.
How Icynene Spray In Insulation Can Help
Icynene spray foam insulation minimizes moisture-related problems caused by random air leakage because it expands to fill all the cracks and crevices where airborne moisture would otherwise enter. In fact, in many cases, a separate vapor retarder is not even needed. (To learn more about vapor retarders and spray foam insulation, visit the building science page.)
Put Icynene’s moisture management benefits to work for you, especially for insulating attic roofs and other spaces where condensation is common. You’ll not only be saving your clients money on their energy costs^, but also helping avoid large expenses down the road — because the one-time cost of spray foam insulation is far less than the potential cost of correcting severe moisture damage.
Learn more about managing moisture in specific parts of a home with these designing and building strategies.
^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.