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Why should you get spray foam insulation this fall?

Though the summer months are still likely fresh in the average homeowner's mind, the fall and winter seasons are rapidly approaching. You should consider making the necessary preparations to lower your monthly heating bills and protect the infrastructure of your commercial real estate through spray foam insulation installations.

The extreme weather that hit the East Coast last year, especially Hurricane Sandy and Winter Storm Nemo, should serve as examples to the average commercial or residential real estate owner. With spray foam, you can rest assured that your property is protected against floods, high winds and other adverse weather conditions this fall and winter.

Is spray foam that effective?
The short answer is yes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends the use of closed cell spray foam insulation for properties located below the base flood elevation, as well as those in special flood hazard areas. As several major natural disasters have shown, some regions that are not known to be at risk of flooding and damaging winds are not necessarily immune.

One FEMA report stated that closed cell spray foam is among the most flood-damage resistant construction materials on the market today, and is a safe option when choosing a proven provider of the services such as Icynene.

If you want to know FEMA's standards for effective flood-resistance, consider taking a look at its website. One example is that the construction materials must be able to handle at least 72 hours of contact with flood waters before sustaining any type of substantial damage. 

Act now
Early fall storms can come at surprising times, and the best way to avoid massive damages to real estate is to incorporate the necessary standards long before an actual flood strikes. The first Atlantic hurricanes have already been named, marking the beginning of what is expected to be a highly active season. 

By hiring a certified Icynene spray foam contractor today, you can rest assured knowing that your property is adequately protected against the extreme elements that could hit without notice. 

Icynene offers both open-cell and closed-cell spray foam options, while each has several advantages for commercial and residential real estate. Commercial real estate owners should consider the closed-cell spray foam insulation, which will add wall racking strength and impact resistance with its rigid texture. This means that high winds, debris and flooding will be less likely to cause significant damages.  

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