Benefits of Foam Insulation
Lower Heating / Cooling Bills and Create a Comfortable Indoor Environment
Your home is probably insulated with fiberglass, but it is not air-sealed. There are dozens of small gaps, cracks and holes around your electrical outlets, plumbing and electric lines. In fact, there are so many holes that when added together, they equal the size of an open door that allows the outside air to come right in. Using Touch ‘n Foam to insulate these gaps can drive down your energy costs by as much as 30%, and give your heater/air conditioner the break it deserves. Click here for more energy savings information.
Keep Pests Outdoors, Where They Belong
We love our environment, but we would rather the pests and rodents stay outside. Touch ‘n Foam has no ingredients that appeal to insects or animals, so they generally won’t attempt to chew through the foam. This creates an excellent barrier for keeping pests outside.
Gain a Fire and Smoke Barrier
Not all foams can claim what Touch ‘n Foam Fire Break can – a federal rating as a Class A residential fireblocking foam. A fireblocking foam slows the spread of flames from one area to another by blocking the flow of oxygen. The gaps around your pipes, electrical wires and outlets give oxygen a free pass from one room to another. Fire needs oxygen to spread, so when you use Fire Break to stop the flow of oxygen, you buy valuable time to get to safety during a fire. Click here for more information on Fire Break
Reduce Humidity and the Growth of Mold
Moisture breeds mold. When you have gaps and cracks around your house, humidity levels remain high. This is what causes condensation and sometimes even frost to develop on your windows. Warm, moist air rises and the moisture permeates your ceilings and attic. This can cause mold growth that you may never see, but will ultimately cause wood rot and home damage, and possibly even health issues for allergy-sensitive family members.
Reduce Noise Levels
Sound travels through the gaps and cracks between your walls and around your windows and doors. Sealing those gaps helps reduce ambient noise and create a comfortable living environment.
Many energy saving home improvements qualify for a tax deduction, including foam insulation. Keep your receipts, print out our Energy Credit Statement and visit www.energystar.com for more information.