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Spray Foam vs. Traditional Insulation

If you are considering a home renovation, a new addition, or you’re having a new house built, you’ve probably started to look at your insulation options. Not all home insulation is created equal, though. If you have chosen a traditional insulation for your home in the past, perhaps it’s time to examine other options.

Unlike traditional insulation materials, spray foam insulation like Icynene acts as an air seal, anywhere that it is used throughout the house. How does that differ from traditional insulation? Think about it like the difference between wearing a polar fleece sweater on a windy day, and wearing a wind breaker. Both are warm, until the wind starts to blow! The air seal that foam insulation provides can help prevent drafts and air leaks, which can affect the interior temperature of the house.

Additionally, over time, performance of traditional insulation could be compromised, which can potentially contribute to the air leaks and drafts mentioned earlier. Spray foam insulation maintains its shape and rigidity, which means you can relax and enjoy a consistent temperature in your home, without having to worry about air leaks developing, because of gaps in the insulation.

Another advantage of spray foam insulation is that foam insulation is not considered a source of food for pests, deterring them from nesting within your home. Less opportunities for pests to find their way into your home is always a good thing.

Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more about the differences between traditional and spray foam insulation.

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