Insulation for your home is important and it is good practice to make sure you do the proper research on the different types of insulation to know what is right for you. There are many benefits of spray foam insulation and this three-part blog will go through what many benefits there are. Continue reading about the different benefits: What are Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
A benefit of spray foam insulation is that it deters moisture. Unlike other types of insulation, spray foam does not need to be replaced when it gets wet. Other types of insulation such as fiberglass and cellulose insulation can get ruined if they get wet and therefore need to be replaced. However, spray foam insulation will still insulate your home well even if it gets wet. Spray foam insulation also gets in all the little nooks and crannies in your walls so it helps keep moisture out that would otherwise get in these cracks.
Prevents Mold and Mildew
Due to the fact that spray foam insulation deters moisture, it then prevents mold and mildew. Mold and mildew occur when moisture gets trapped in a space. If there are no tiny cracks for water to get into the house or walls, then mold and mildew cannot grow. If you have mold or mildew grow in your home, this can cause all sorts of issues. For one, it can smell bad. Also, mold exposure can cause serious health issues. A good way to prevent the negative side effects of mold and mildew growth is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. By installing spray foam insulation to prevent mold and mildew in your home!
You may want to choose spray foam insulation because it is long-lasting. Over time, other types of insulation can get old and lose their shape and effectiveness, however the same is not true for spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation will hold its shape and last longer. Even with changing weather, spray foam does not expand and contract as other types may. The expanding and contracting can limit insulation’s lifespan. Spray foam insulation is good for places where there is extreme weather, like in Minnesota, where we can get -30 degree weather and 100+ degree weather.
Choosing the right insulation for your home is important, so make sure you are informed well. This blog went through three reasons why you may want to choose spray foam insulation. If you want to know more about what are benefits of spray foam insulation, read part 2 and part 3 of this blog. If you are looking for an insulation contractor to help with your project, Century Insulation in Lino Lakes, Minnesota can help you! Contact us today for an appointment.