A crawlspace may be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Choosing a closed-cell spray foam insulation improves indoor air quality by preventing moisture and condensation, as well as reducing heating and cooling costs. Spray foam insulation also helps prevent potential storm and flood damage. Closed Cell SPF is highly resistant to floodwater damage, including damage caused by moving water. These materials can survive wetting and drying and may be successfully cleaned after a flood, maintaining its insulating properties. Following Hurricane Sandy, residents along the Jersey Shore have chosen to upgrade their crawl spaces with closed cell spray foam, which FEMA classifies as the only acceptable flood damage resistant insulation material for floors, walls, and ceilings.
Poor insulation of an attic can be a hidden cost in residential heating and cooling bills. Upgrading your home with Spray Foam Insulation not only increases energy conservation, but protects against moisture, mold, and mildew, and reduces airborne sound transfer. Insulating your attic is the fastest way to save money and increase your comfort levels.