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Water Based Spray Foam Insulation: A Healthier Alternative?By admin
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
When it comes to something as important as insulating your property, you want to make sure you’ve done your research and come to the right conclusions regarding its performance. Have you chosen the right form of insulation?
Has the appropriate amount of insulation been used? These are just some of the questions that need answering before you can be satisfied.
One of the areas for concern might be whether the insulation you have chosen is safe to be around, or whether it will cause any health issues in the future.
We shall take a look at water based spray foam insulation, and by comparing it with a more traditional insulation product, see which one is, ultimately, the healthier option on offer…
Wind the Clocks Back
Fibreglass insulation has been the centre of attention for homeowners since its introduction in 1938. Due to limited market expansion, it was seen as the best in the business. It was only until more modern products were being constructed and promoted that fibreglass began to lose its grip on the insulation market.
Nowadays, we are made aware of the potential issues that fibreglass insulation can cause, especially to our physical health.
Because it is made from glass fibres, human contact with fibreglass can lead to skin irritation and itchiness, which is, quite frankly, the last thing you want. Persistent irritation can also lead to visual impairments and respiratory complications as well.
With this in mind, more homeowners started to switch their traditional fibreglass for a much more sustainable alternative. People are now in the market for a product that is deemed safe enough for humans to be in the vicinity of, but with superb insulation qualities at the same time.
Water Based Spray Foam Insulation: A Brief History
Spray foam insulation has been around for longer than you think. It was first used in commercial buildings around 1979, and has since been redeveloped and improved in the way it is made and distributed.
Here at Home Logic, we love to work with spray foam, as we know what benefits it can bring to you and your home-but we’re also aware as to how safe it is too!
A Smooth And Seamless Application
Spray foam insulation is far easier to distribute and apply. This is because the high-pressure hoses that we use evenly spread the spray foam across the area to be insulated. This is handy because it means that you don’t run the risk of bumps and air pockets when the foam settles.
Even at the application stage, water based spray foam insulation will not cause any health complications, which is good considering we’ll be applying it for you!
As your insulation continues to excel, it extracts the money you were spending on your energy bills previously, and stores it right back into your bank account! The three E’s of insulation shall never let you down!
Expand, Excel and Extract
The three E’s of insulation! Once the water based spray foam insulation expands up to 100 times its size, it hardens and sets in place. With this form of insulation, there’s no chance of sagging, which fibreglass insulation tends to succumb to after a period of time.
Once the expansion stage has been completed, it begins to excel. By this we mean the benefits such as saving up to 35% on your energy bills already come into play. Other benefits include a radical reduction in moisture, and acoustic improvements too.
A Perfectly Pet-Friendly Solution
Not only is water based spray foam insulation safe for you and your family; it’s also perfectly pet-friendly! We don’t mean that your insulation is going to start playing fetch, unfortunately!
What we mean is that there are no harmful toxins that can cause any issues towards your animals – including your teenagers! All we ask is that you don’t allow your pets to chew the newly applied foam! Easier said than done!
We also ask that to give your home the maximum amount of opportunity to adjust to the insulation, and for your safety, to vacate the property for 24 hours until the foam settles and hardens.
That way, you’re completely safe from harm and you can reoccupy your property for at least 25 years, thanks to our guarantee!
Overall, we firmly believe that water based spray foam insulation is without doubt a healthier alternative to the likes of fibreglass.
But if you feel like you need more conviction, feel free to give us a ring on 0800 1700 636 and have a chat with one of our team. Who knows, you may get a free site survey off the back of that call!
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