Itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, relentless sneezing, and sinus headaches. These are the surefire signs that springtime allergy season has arrived. If you're one of the 50 million people dealing with seasonal allergies, you might think there's nothing you can do but suffer in silence.
Luckily, this isn't actually the case. While there's not a lot you can do about the pollen and other allergens floating around outdoors, adding spray foam insulation to your home can help improve your indoor air quality so you can relax and breathe easy.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
There are many different types of home insulation, each serving a different purpose. When you apply spray foam insulation, it expands to fit the area, creating an airtight seal. This cuts down on the need for caulk, improves structural integrity, stops air leaks, and helps keep pollution, pollen, and critters out of your home.
This innovative material can be used in any open cavity including crawl spaces, attics, rim joists, and new construction. It never loses its shape and won't sag, settle, or compress over time.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation comes in two unique types: closed-cell and open-cell. The best type for your project will depend on your specific needs and whether allergens are a concern. Closed-cell foam insulation is dense and stiff. It serves as an excellent barrier to moisture and pests. This is the best option for keeping allergens out of your home.
Open-cell insulation is soft and spongy, making it an excellent sound buffer. However, it is known to absorb moisture and allergens, so this is not a good option if you already suffer from seasonal allergies.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam offers a wide array of benefits that has made it one of the most popular insulation choices for today's homeowners. Here are just a few of the advantages of choosing this material:
- Seal Your Home Against Allergens - closed-cell spray hermetically seals your attic, reducing exterior airflow that can bring in allergens and spread them around your home.
- Prevent Mold Growth- closed-cell spray also repels moisture, reducing the chances that harmful mold will take hold in your home.
- Reduce Pest Infestations - cockroaches, ants, rodents, and other pests love dark, moist areas. They also release and spread allergens throughout your air ducts. Closed-cell spray offers a one-two punch by reducing moisture in your home and blocking the most common pest entry points.
- Improve Energy Efficiency - by reducing air leakage, spray foam significantly reduces energy loss, making your home far more efficient and eco-friendlier.
Spray foam is also designed to require minimal maintenance and last indefinitely. This means you'll have less waste and lower material costs across the lifespan of your home.
Your Las Vegas Insulation Specialists
If you're ready to see what a difference updated insulation can make in your home, give us a call at 702-262-7847, or complete our online contact form. We're happy to inspect your home, answer all of your questions, and give you a detailed quote. Don't let allergies keep ruining your life, contact us today!