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Everyone knows that insulation is an important part of every home. Fiberglass and cellulose are the most commonly used insulations and has been an industry standard for many years. But times are changing! Energy bills are increasing! The old standards are costing homeowners like you thousands of dollars every year!
Why should you choose spray foam insulation?
- Because it will save you money! You will be astonished by the reduction in your heating and cooling bills, allowing you to spend your money how you please.
- It will create an air barrier, keeping exterior moisture and unconditioned air outside!
- It will help create a comfortable indoor environment by reducing outside pollutants, allergens and noise!
- Spray polyurethane foam insulation is a proven technology that has been in use for over 25 years in commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
- Spray foam helps to seal all of the gaps, cracks and crevices in your walls and roof, unlike traditional insulation.
- Financial Benefits
- Save between 30%-60% on your power bill.
- Put more money in your pocket. In most cases the homeowner will save more on their power bill than their monthly zero interest loan payment will cost them.
- Increase the value of your home
- Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality is a term used to describe the
characteristics of the air breathed by occupants
of an enclosed environment.
Indoor Air Quality Economic Considerations
It is generally agreed that poor indoor air can
adversely affect health and productivity. These
costs to industry have been estimated to be in the
"tens of billions of dollars per year" (Report to
Congress on Indoor Air Quality, 1989).
Improvements in the indoor air environment may
substantially increase moral and productivity.
Therefore, it is important to include indoor air
quality controls in operation, maintenance, and
energy conservation strategies.
Indoor Air Quality Concerns
Indoor air pollution consists of toxic gases or
particles that can harm your health. In the last
several years, a growing body of scientific
evidence has indicated that the air within homes
and other buildings can be more seriously
polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest
and most industrialized cities. Other research
indicates that people spend approximately 90
percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many
people, the risks to health may be greater due to
exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. 1
Poor indoor air quality can cause, or contribute
to, the development of chronic respiratory
diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity
pneumonitis. In addition, it can cause nausea and
fatigue. People who already have respiratory
diseases are at greater risk. The construction of
tighter homes without fresh air supply can allow
the indoor air quality to deteriorate to harmful
It is not easy to identify a single reason for the
indoor air quality because of the number and
variety of possible sources, causes and varying
individual sensitivities. A few of these factors
are contaminants, bacteria, molds, pollen, and
viruses. These contaminants may breed in
stagnant water accumulated in places such as
humidifiers and drains.
Chemical contaminants can be from indoor or
outdoor sources, e.g. cleaning substances, gasses,
tobacco smoke, etc. Houses constructed with a
leaky building envelope can allow particles of
dust, dirt and other airborne chemicals to enter.
Substances such as pesticides, smog, etc., may be
drawn into the building from outdoors.
Indoor Air Quality in the Home
Where moisture and dirt are present, the
potential exits for biological contamination such
as mold. High humidity levels contribute to the
proliferation of molds. Common problems or
failures that occur include musty odors, mold
growth, window condensation, structural rot,
back drafting appliances, damp basements, build
up of ice on roof edges and high utility costs.
Many asbestos products containing
formaldehyde can be found in homes or other
buildings, including roofing and flooring
materials, as well as wall and attic insulation.
Plywood and carpets are contributors of
pollutants that can have a negative impact on
indoor air quality.
Insulation is another major building product that
has a long term affect on the air you breathe.
Environmentally-safe foam insulation
will allow you to insulate your home
or building without harmful emissions, which
improves the indoor air quality. It provides a
relatively dust-free environment with very little