The moisture remains and before you know it, mold and mildew are in the house, literally.
Back to the continuous air barrier.
If you want to give a knockout punch to moist air traveling through cracks and average insulation, you need to air seal your home.
“Air naturally moves from high-pressure areas to lower pressure areas by the easiest path available -- generally through any available hole or crack in the building envelope,” according to the Department of Energy. “Moisture transfer by air currents happens quickly, and carefully and permanently air sealing any unintended paths for air movement in and out of the house is a very effective moisture control strategy.”
And when it comes to air sealing, foam insulation is the most effective. First, it will seal the cracks. Then as it expands it tightens spaces to reduce air flow. The openings moist air used in the past are now closed for business.
Sniff out the moisture before it enters your home.
The success of a healthy home, not trouble, is in the air.
To learn more how foam insulation can air seal your home to prevent air flow and the formation of mold, download our guide to insulation below or fill out the form on this page for a free estimate.