When determining the best option to help you create an effective moisture barrier in your home, it is important to consider using spray foam.
Spray foam insulation isn’t your average insulation material. It’s composed of two separate chemicals: polyol resin and a form of isocyanate. When these two chemicals combine, they create a reaction that produces a foam that expands when sprayed onto a surface. This expansion helps the foam fit the shape of even the most hard-to-reach or strangely shaped areas.
Once sprayed, the spray foam rapidly hardens (in a matter of seconds) and forms an airtight seal. Once it has hardened, the spray foam insulation will never lose its shape.
With the addition of spray foam insulation, your home will experience the benefits of an effective moisture barrier. A few inches of spray foam insulation can be placed on crawl space walls prior to installing the heavy-duty polyethylene covering used for crawl space encapsulation.
Get Started Today!
Other surfaces can be coated with spray foam insulation as well. And any surface with this treatment will experience less condensation.
While we know it sounds easy to do and can be tempting to make this a DIY project, it is safer for you to allow a professional to do the spray foam insulation.
We know it sounds like a point, click, spray operation; however, installing spray foam insulation correctly is highly complex and requires specialized equipment—it’s much too difficult for even the savviest DIYer.
If the insulation is installed improperly, dangerous chemical off-gassing can occur, which could cause health problems such as respiratory issues, an increased risk of cancer, and eye, nose, and skin irritation. Plus, the poorly installed insulation won’t effectively insulate your home or prevent growth, which could lead to discomfort, inefficient energy usage, and damage to the home.
Don’t worry! We can help! At ACME Pest Control, our certified professionals can advise if spray foam insulation is the best thing for you and your property! And we’re experts at installing it too!