Traditional batt insulation can retain water and be potentially destructive to your house along with reducing the performance of the insulation. Water retention can be a factor that contributes to mold growth. Spray foam stays where it is sprayed, and does not settle, guaranteeing overall consistent efficiency.
Another factor is that conventional insulation can be dirty and can allow allergens and other toxins to enter your home which can set off allergies and breathing concerns like asthma. Lots of spray foams do not consist of damaging components that are harmful to the environment. Most fiberglass consists of formaldehyde and can be released as formaldehyde fumes into your house.
Where fiberglass and cellulose can be torn apart by bugs, and some even use them for nesting. Spray foam insulation for your home or business helps reduce the nests of pests. The most common locations for insects and bugs to get into a house is either through the crawl space and rim joist or through openings in the attic.
The ability of spray foam insulation to expand makes it more efficient at filling even the tiniest spaces or crevices. Due to the fact that spray insulation is a synthetic product that hardens, it does not allow bugs and rodents to enter the home through these areas. However, insects such as carpenter ants and termites have the capability to chew through spray foam insulation in some situations.
Insulation in your house will not resolve a current issue with pests, but it can help prevent insect problems in the future.
Foam insulation can cut down energy loss by as much as 30-50%. As the foam helps to seal up cracks, it stops pollen and dust from entering your house, reducing asthma attacks and other allergies.