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Common Air Leaks and Associated Risks

If your home uses traditional insulation materials, instead of  spray foam insulation such as Icynene, you may be dealing with unknown air leaks all over your home. These air leaks can cause a wide range of problems. Let’s look at a few common places that this can happen, and what it can mean for you and your home.

  • Ceilings, Walls & Floors—Moisture-laden air that finds its way into your home can cause a buildup of condensation, resulting in the growth of mildew, or even worse, mold, which can rot the wood beams of the building structure. By using Icynene insulation to fill gaps and cracks in these spots, an air seal is created, preventing this buildup of humid air.
  • Windows & Doors—Older homes often don’t have complete seals around door and window frames, which can lead to increased energy bills. It’s possible that your heating or cooling is escaping your home, and costing yourself extra money in energy losses each month! And when air can escape out, it can also make its way in, causing drafts that will end up costing you more money, as you adjust your thermostat to compensate. Spray foam insulation will seal these sources of air leakage and save you up to 50%^ on your monthly heating and cooling bills.
  • Ducts & Plumbing Entries—These are also sources of major energy loss, which can result in an increased load on your HVAC system, and higher heating and cooling bills. Residential foam insulation like Icynene will seal these air leaks, which will save you money each month.

Contact a licensed spray foam insulation contractor in your area for an assessment of your home’s needs.

^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.

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