Homeowners are often drawn to spray foam insulation because it is more cost-effective than traditional fiberglass batt insulation. It is also a premium product that offers energy efficiency and comfort benefits. When applied correctly, it creates a custom air seal that prevents hot or cold air from moving through the walls, ceilings, and floors. This prevents the heating and cooling system from having to run constantly, which cuts down on your energy costs year-round.
Is spray foam insulation good or bad?
The downside to spray foam is that it uses toxic chemicals while applying and curing. These chemicals emit a gas that can cause blurred vision and difficulty breathing. Workers must wear full face and respiratory protection while working with spray foam. Exposure to isocyanates can also trigger asthma in people with a history of the condition. URL : www.armorinsulations.com
If you are considering spray foam, it is best to work with a builder that is aware of the environmental impact and takes the issue seriously. They should be able to explain the process and provide details on the safety precautions that they follow.
Some builders are even using spray foam that is blown with soybeans instead of petroleum, which has a lower global warming potential (GWP) than traditional products. In addition, some installers are using a new generation of eco-friendly blowing agents that don’t contain CFCs, HCFCs, or HFCs. In fact, the newer products use so little GWP that insulating 1,430 homes with this type of foam would do the same amount of harm as leaving one home uninsulated.
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1818 Edwards St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401