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Does Spray Foam Seal Out Water? We Have The Answer Right Here!

  

Does Spray Foam Seal Out Water
In this article we are going to run your through the question - Does Spray Foam Seal Out Water? Let's get into it...

Living in the UK is often a cold and wet affair, and having leaks or damp enter your home can be uncomfortable and costly to repair. There’s lots of different forms of insulation, and each has its own range of advantages and drawbacks.

One of the newest materials on the market today is spray foam insulation, which promises a plethora of plus points to homeowners nationwide, including its ability to control airborne moisture.  But does spray foam seal out water effectively ? How does it work in practice? We answer all, right here…

A Water-Blown Spray Foam

Spray foam insulation is a non-harmful chemical mixture, blown 50% with water that creates an industrial foam.

It expands when it enters the air, before drying out, and solidifying in its new larger form – which can be up to one hundred times its original size.

Sprayed or Injected

Spray foam can be sprayed directly onto a surface and will adhere to it, or injected through a hole or open area into a cavity, be it wall, ceiling or floor.

A New Building Envelope

The nature of using spray foam insulation over a more traditional panel or stuffing is that its chemical expansion fills the space around it, even if it is awkwardly sized or shaped.

Once dried out, spray foam forms an impressively impenetrable seal, protecting the property and the rooms within it against both thermal and moisture bridging.

Does Spray Foam Seal Out Water

Spray foam’s ability to form an airtight seal has many more insulation benefits than you imagine. Acting as a barrier to thermal flow, spray foam insulation stops the transfer of temperature from the outdoors affecting the inside of the property

Does Spray Foam Seal Out Water?

Yes. Icynene spray foam insulation is a complete barrier against water and moisture and will not absorb even residual moisture in the air.

This eliminates the risk of leaks and damp in the home – both of which can result in costly maintenance and repair as well as compromising the air quality.

Cleaner Air Quality

Once damp or mould has grown upon or within a surface, it perspires and releases spores into the air around it. These spores can act as irritants for humans and pets, and in the most severe cases can be dangerous to inhale.

With the installation of spray foam insulation, there is no danger of anything harmful growing, and so better air quality will be promoted throughout the rooms of the home.

A Superior Seal

Spray foam’s ability to form an airtight seal has many more insulation benefits than you imagine. Acting as a barrier to thermal flow, spray foam insulation stops the transfer of temperature from the outdoors affecting the inside of the property.

This makes it easier to maintain a comfortable and ambient temperature within the home, without the constant intervention of heating and cooling systems.

Does Spray Foam Seal Out Water

Less energy usage results in better energy efficiency for the property, a desirable trait in the case of ever being put on the market or up for rent

Less Heating Required

The new barrier created will result in reduced dependence on appliances for heating, as it’ll be easier to steady the temperature, regardless of radiators and air con.

This will greatly decrease the household energy usage, and therefore your overall bills. Customers of spray foam insulation talk of bill savings of up to 40% on independent review site TrustPilot from this modern method of insulation alone!

An Eco-friendly Home

Less energy usage results in better energy efficiency for the property, a desirable trait in the case of ever being put on the market or up for rent.

Having spray foam insulation installed will improve the property grading received on a UK EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).

Does Spray Foam Seal Out Water

Technicians will clear up after themselves once the job has been complete (you’ll never even know they were there!), and will remain approachable throughout, ready to deal with any questions or comments from customers at any point of the installation

Installed By Experts

Specialist technicians install spray foam insulation with bespoke equipment. The job cannot be done by standard tradespeople without the relevant qualifications and experience.

Our talented team of technicians adhere to a strict code of conduct for professionalism.

This maintains that technicians must only advise and fit on products entirely appropriate for your property, budget and circumstances, and must stick vehemently to budgets and timelines.

Technicians will clear up after themselves once the job has been complete (you’ll never even know they were there!), and will remain approachable throughout, ready to deal with any questions or comments from customers at any point of the installation.

We hope we've answered any questions in regards to does spray foam seal out water, however if you want to learn more about how spray foam can seal out water-and save you money simultaneously? Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get in touch with our team today!