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Spray Foam Insulation and Mold: Why Spray Foam Insulation is Your Best Option

By Chuck Henrichsen on July 3, 2014

One of the worst sights a homeowner can see is mold growth in or on any part of their home. Whether it’s creeping across their crawl space insulation, or crawling up their attic beams, mold means damage, health risks, and both time and energy to fix.

But how can homeowners prevent this plague?

Most people know that mold is caused by moisture. Fewer people are aware that 99% of the moisture that is moving through your home is carried in by the air. Cracks and crannies in the walls, attic, and crawl space of your home all allow this moisture-heavy air into your home. When the warm air makes contact with the cool indoor surfaces, moisture condenses and remains there, paving the way for mold, mildew, and lots of extra expenses that you weren’t planning for to fix the damage.

So, if 99% of moisture in the home is caused by air transfer, this means that the best way to prevent indoor mold growth is to limit the amount of air leaking through your home. Right?

No air transfer, no moisture, no mold!

This is where closed cell spray foam insulation can be used very effectively. This insulating material can be used to tightly seal all the cracks, gaps, and holes in your home’s structure. As it expands, it creates tight spaces that reduce air and moisture flow. This action minimizes moisture-related problems caused by random air leakage because it fills all crevices where airborne moisture would otherwise enter.

At Clean Crawls, we view closed cell spray foam insulation as the best insulation for not only preventing heat transfer, but also for mitigating moisture-causing and mold-causing air movement. Closed cell spray foam insulation is much denser than other types of insulation, as it has a smaller and more compact structure. It’s ability to double as an air barrier and water vapor barrier make it an excellent choice for any area of the home.

Choosing Spray Foam Insulation

Choosing spray foam insulation may seem like a big investment at first. However, you’ll not only be saving money each month on energy costs, but you’ll be avoiding those larger expenses that always accompany severe moisture damage.

Contact our office today to request a free quote and see what it would look like to insulate and protect your home from mold damage.

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

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