Spray Foam Insulation: What it is and How it Works

By May 3, 2019February 25th, 2021News

Structures in North Carolina including homes, offices and commercial buildings develop air leaks. Air leaks naturally result around the outside of a building because of the construction process. They can be present around any opening in a building including doors, windows, vents and outlets. Air leaks let conditioned indoor air escape and outdoor air enter. At one time it was thought that air leaks helped provide adequate home ventilation. Present-day building science has proven that unattended air leaks can allow too much or too little air to circulate in and out of the home. This can result in inferior indoor air quality and higher energy bills.

Air sealing reduces the amount of air that enters or leaves a building through penetration points around the outside. Air sealing is a critical process for ensuring that homes in North Carolina are more efficient. Sealing air leaks can also help fend off pests and allergens, increase indoor air quality and reduce utility bills. Spray foam insulation in North Carolina is a one-step process that both insulates and air seals your home, business or commercial building.

Spray foam insulation expands after application (similar to shaving cream when dispensed from a can). The expansion allows spray foam insulation to entirely fill a cavity. After expansion it naturally fills and seals the cracks, crevices and penetration points in a cavity. Your home, office or commercial building is insulated and air sealed with just one application.

Contact our office to learn more about the advantages of air sealing with foam insulation. Our North Carolina team will be happy to provide a free estimate for your next project. You may also contact one of our other offices – find our locations here.