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Best Insulation for Allergies and Asthma: Closed-Cell Spray Foam

By Chuck Henrichsen on June 2, 2014

The average American spends 90% of their time indoors. Hence, the condition of indoor air quality should be high on our list of priorities. Many people’s allergies are made exponentially worse by the condition of their homes because of mold, mildew, rot, moisture, or noxious gases. In fact, statistics indicate that 15% of Americans are actually allergic to their own homes, resulting in 47.1 million Americans struggling with allergies and exacerbated asthma symptoms each and every day.

Why spray foam?

Spray foam insulation can work wonders at keeping allergens out of your home, such as mold, dust, carbon monoxide, pollen, and moisture.

Any form of insulation can be considered safe if installed correctly. Spray foam is unique, not only because of its superior R-value per inch, but it also provides an air barrier and a moisture barrier, so there is no chance of any allergens, dust, pollen or mold spores making it into your home through the spray foam insulation.

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Why closed-cell spray foam?

You might be thinking, “Great. I know the benefits of spray foam insulation over traditional insulation, but what makes closed-cell foam insulation better than open-cell?” That’s a good question.

Open cell and closed cell spray foam are both mold-retardant, but closed-cell spray foam also acts as a vapor barrier. This means that it is even more effective than open-cell spray foam at keeping moisture from penetrating your walls, attic, or crawl space. Moisture regulation is key to avoiding mold growth within your home, reducing asthma attacks and allergic reactions. Hence, closed-cell spray foam’s ability to actually deflect water makes it a superior form of insulation for allergy purposes.

If your house is causing you to sneeze, we would urge you to consider spray foam insulation as an effective solution to your allergy problem. It’s been proven to reduce moisture, insulate extremely well, and fend off mold growth. Ease your allergy problems and asthma attacks by installing spray foam insulation - you won’t regret it.

Chuck Henrichsen
President and CEO of Clean Crawls, Treasurer of E3 World Wide, proud husband and father.

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