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Enhance moisture management with Icynene spray foam insulation

The environment can wreak havoc on an unprotected home in a variety of ways. Weather is prone to producing circumstances that are not conducive to the long-term maintenance of a building, so homeowners have to take measures to ensure that the amount of damage nature is able to inflict on their home is counterbalanced by the materials used to construct the building in the first place. Icynene spray foam insulation is ideal for meeting that challenge, especially when it comes to moisture and condensation control.

Water everywhere?
Moisture can be a major problem for the health of home. Water and moisture can accumulate on and around houses all the time in the forms of rain, mist, sleet, snow and fog. Even high humidity can cause trouble for a building when the difference between the indoors and outdoors is great enough. Once moisture finds its way into a home, it can condense and change form, depending on how extreme the environmental differences are.

Fishermen's News wrote that condensation can cause significant issues for the integrity of a structure. In a moisture-rich environment, as some parts of the country experience, it's imperative that some sort of seal be established around a building so as to avoid moisture from getting into the infrastructure. Even in areas that are prone to low dew points, the readiness with which mist turns back to liquid can have significant repercussions on how much water is able to permeate a dwelling.

Addressing the issue
It's important that homeowners invest in creating a total seal throughout their homes that blocks all forms of moisture accumulation and condensation. When there are gaps around or throughout a building, this invites moisture to permeate the surface of a home and settle within its walls, floors, ceilings and attic. Once water is present within the infrastructure of a building, it's only a matter of time before things start to break down and turn moldy or develop mildew.

Icynene spray foam insulation creates a solid barrier in a home, filling all the available cracks and crevices making it difficult for moisture to enter a home. The medium-density type of this insulation can also block bulk water (such as flooding) from entering the home providing an even greater level of protection from the elements, especially in areas prone to extreme weather situations such as hurricanes or flooding. Talk to a certified Icynene contractor about how to best protect your home from water damage by adding spray foam insulation today.

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