Indoor Air Quality affects all of us. With traditional insulation, airborne allergens and pollutants can infiltrate your home leading to allergies, asthma, respiratory issues and even mold, which could be toxic.
Did you know that:
- Americans spend 90% of their time indoors
- 15% of homeowners are allergic to their homes
- 40% of kids will develop respiratory issues
- More than 20 million Americans suffer from asthma
An insulation and air barrier system can keep allergens and pollutants such as dust, radon, carbon monoxide, pollen, mold and moisture out of your home. You can also seal living spaces from garages, combustion furnaces and water heaters to reduce the likelihood of breathing air from these spaces.
By air sealing and eliminating air leakage with spray foam insulation, like ICYNENE, you can prevent infiltration of outdoor allergens and pollutants and improve indoor air quality in your home. Also, dangers associated with certain insulation types, like long-term VOC emissions, were not observed in Icynene, according to extensive testing.
For more information on Indoor Air Quality facts and statistics visit the Environmental Protection Agency
Airborne Moisture and Mold
Most moisture that enters your home is airborne and can:
- condense on surfaces within your home
- contribute to mold growth, and
- aggravate allergies
Traditional insulations absorb and retain water and provide a food source for mold encouraging mold growth. An insulation and air barrier system, like Icynene:
- contributes to moisture management
- is not a food source for mold or insects
- minimize flow of airborne moisture to prevent mold growth
- help improve indoor air quality