Improve Air Quality
Affecting every single one of us, especially those with respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies.
The Facts About Indoor Air Quality
- 90% of our time is spent indoors
- 40% of kids will develop respiratory illness
- $1+ billion – Annual medical costs stemming from serious illnesses caused by poor indoor air quality
- Between $4.7 billion and $5.4 billion – respiratory illness- related lost productivity costs
How Spray Foam Insulation Helps
Carl Seville, renowned re-modeler and green building scientist, suggests these tips to help improve indoor air quality:
- Keep out what pollutants you can, including dust and dirt, mold and moisture, radon and carbon monoxide.
- Separate breathing air from pollutants you can’t eliminate by air-sealing walls and ceilings between living spaces and garages, combustion furnaces and water heaters, combustion closets and chemical storage areas.
- Use building materials that contribute to moisture management (like spray foam insulation) to prevent the growth of mold, which releases spores and mycotoxins into the air.
Spray Foam Insulation can help you achieve these suggestions all at once since it acts as both insulation and an effective air barrier that seals from outdoor pollutants. Through the elimination of air leakage, Spray Foam Insulation prevents pollutants, outdoor allergens and moisture from infiltrating the building.
Also, unlike traditional insulation types, Spray Foam is not considered a food source for insects or mold, a common variable for respiratory irritation.
Using Spray Foam in the interior and external walls, you can help protect you and your family from hazardous pollutants that originate from other areas of the home, like those from the garage.
Spray Foam insulation creates an air barrier to reduce outdoor pollutants and allergens from getting inside. Used in conjunction with proper mechanical ventilation, Spray Foam Insulation can make indoor air healthier than what you breathe outside.