How Spray Foam Insulation Helps with Moisture Control
Why You Need Spray Foam Insulation
Most people know that mold occurs because of moisture. But you may not know that 99% of the moisture that moves through the walls of their home is carried in the air.
Airborne moisture moves through building assemblies discreetly through cracks and crevices. When warm, moist air comes in contact with a cool surface, it condenses and remains there, which can lead to mold, mildew and structural weakness.
How Spray In Insulation Can Help
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they can begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive.
There are types of mold that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.
There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. SPF insulation is the key.
Spray foam insulation minimizes moisture-related problems caused by random air leakage because it expands to fill all the cracks and crevices where airborne moisture would otherwise enter. In fact, in most cases, a separate vapor barrier is not even needed.
Put Spray Foam’s moisture management benefits to work for you, especially for insulating attic roofs and other spaces where condensation is common. You’ll not only save money on your energy costs, but also help avoid large expenses down the road — because the one-time cost of spray foam insulation is far less than the potential cost of correcting severe moisture damage.