By: Ryan Litwiller on April 11th, 2018

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Reduce Airborne Allergens and Pollutants from Entering Your Home

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Did you know the old, traditional insulation you have in your walls could be making you sick?

Fiberglass insulation has a serious problem – it’s susceptible to moisture.

And that moisture? Leads to mold and mildew growth.

“Airborne mold spores that settle in the fibers of fiberglass insulation thrive when exposed to moisture from water vapor in the air or condensation,” according to the San Francisco Gate. “Mold can be a source of unhealthy indoor air quality and produce allergic symptoms in susceptible individuals.”

If these issues with mold aren’t addressed, the mold growth can cause wood in the home to rot, according to the American Chemistry Council.

Manage the Moisture in Your Home

Now you’re probably trying to figure out how all this moisture ends up in your home.

There are gaps and cracks in your home that fiberglass insulation simply fails to fill or prevent. Condensation on your windows can also increase the humidity in your home.

You can combat this condensation and mold growth with foam insulation throughout your home.

Foam insulation is designed to fill all of the nooks and crannies, which in turn seals all the gaps and air leaks in your home. This effectively eliminates that nasty moisture and humidity wreaking havoc on your quality of life.

The air seal that foam insulation creates has other benefits as well.

“Spray foam insulation can be the perfect solution for reducing airborne allergens and pollutants from entering your home,” according to spray foam manufacturer Icynene. “By insulating with spray foam, an air-tight barrier is created in the home’s structure, preventing unwanted irritants from passing into the house through tiny gaps or porous building materials.”

Just think about it – no more pollen or dust.

Allergy sufferers rejoice!

Choose the Best Insulation for Your Home

It’s the age of choices.

Don’t choose to live with moisture, mold, and pollen by keeping that dirty fiberglass in your home.

Choose foam insulation for your family’s health and comfort.

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