Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Lower Heating / Cooling Bills and a Comfortable Indoor Environment
|Your home is probably nicely 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|
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When you use Touch ‘n Foam MaxFill to seal gaps and cracks around your house, you not only save energy and reduce your carbon footprint, you’re using a product made with renewable energy resources, which replace the petroleum-based raw materials found in other foams. While some foams are toxic to animals and inadequate for outdoor use, Touch ‘n Foam Landscape is safe for plants, fish and other wildlife, and the black color blends into shadows, making it perfect for koi ponds and other water features.
Give a Boost to the Environment
Keep Pests Outdoors, Where They BelongWe 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 Firebreak can – a federal rating as a Class I 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 FireBreak to stop the flow of oxygen, you buy valuable time to get to safety during a fire.
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.