Helps Reduce Moisture and Mold

3. Spray Foam Insulation Helps Reduce Moisture and Mold

In order to reproduce, molds need tiny spores. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods and there’s no practical way to remove them in the indoor environments except when you contain moisture through sealing your home effectively. Most homeowners today insulate their homes to not only bar air from coming in and out but to protect it from elements like molds, rodents, moisture and dust.

When there is so much moisture or when water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often take place especially when moisture problems remain undiscovered or not addressed. In order to prevent moisture inside your home, spray foam insulation should be installed. While there are a number of insulation materials available today, spray foam insulation is one of the best insulation types since its sturdy, crawls into spaces and can last for a lifetime.

When warm air comes in contact with cool surfaces, it condenses and stays there. This could result to mold growth, mildew build up and structural weakness for your home or building. Spray foam insulation minimizes moisture-related problems caused by random air leakage because it fills all the cracks and crevices where air enters.

Spray foam insulation can effectively seal roofs and other spaces where condensation is more likely. With spray foam insulation, you can’t only save money with energy cost but maintain the integrity of your home because molds and other outside elements can’t possibly thrive inside.

How Does Spray Foam Insulation Prevent Mold?

Most people realize that moisture and mold can cause health problems and serious damage in your house. Based on the New York Times, mold can result in health problems that include:

  • Sneezing & coughing
  • Allergic reactions
  • Irreversible lung damage

Obviously, nobody wants to risk their health, or that of family members. What’s worse is that if your home goes unprotected against mold for too long, the removal process can cost thousands of dollars. You don’t even have to see the mold growing to be affected by it.
Because of the excellent air sealing properties of spray foam insulation, moisture is less likely to enter your home. This reduces the risk of mold, as well as the risks of rot and structural damage that accompany water infiltration.

  • Stops air and moisture infiltration
  • Makes your home more comfortable
  • Saves on energy costs
  • Adds strength to the building structure
  • It is permanent and will not sag
  • Keeps dust and pollen out
  • Eliminates Ice Daming
  • Improves Air Quality
  • Reduces capacity requirements, maintenance and wear of HVAC equipment
  • Meets all building codes
  • Is your home drafty?
  • Do your floor stay cold in the winter?
  • Are your heating and air bill too high?
  • How much money can you save reducing energy loss?

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  • I found Jake enormously detail oriented in purchasing his equipment for AT-Foam. A tough sale to say the least but one that understood the importance of getting what he paid for and making sure what he got was what he paid for. That in itself should warrant a recommendation as most entrepreneurs these days are “instant gratification” oriented and focused exclusively on the cheap price. Good luck Jake & if I can help-you know where/how to reach me.

    Joe A Gayle III
  • We are finishing our basement and decided that spray foam would be a great way to both insulate and also create the vapor barrier for the exterior walls. Jake responded quickly with a quote. He recommended spraying the rim joists which I decided was a good idea. He then sprayed the walls with the “closed cell” foam and then we had him spray the HVAC ducts with open cell foam for noise attenuation. We were also building one room as a music room for our son who is playing the drumset. We had AT spray the open cell foam on the walls in this room to create a sound proof room.

    David McCoy
  • Older house poorly insulated, problem of freezing pipes and mice, they drilled holes in drywall and spray foam insulation inside walls. Sprays as liquid, fills areas, cracks and expands. They were knowledgeable about product and procedure. This company gave excellent service. It was snowing that day. They protected the carpet and entire area. Were considerate and completed in a timely manner. Excellent work performed.

    Barb Lesley