The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation in the Basement
Insulation for your home is crucial in creating a comfortable and safe living space. With insufficient basement insulation, you can experience leaks that can lead to infestations, higher energy bills and potential mold growth. Spray foam insulation is one of the leading types of insulation due to the many benefits that come with it. At EcoStar, we specialize in spray foam insulation to make your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Spray foam is a durable material typically used for insulation. It sprays on as a liquid, and within 24 hours, it turns to a hard surface. It can fill in cracks and crevices and will keep its shape over time.
Below, explore the many benefits that come with spray foam insulation.
No Mold Growth in Spray Insulation
Often, mold growth can create a danger to indoor environments, leading to health risks and deteriorating the structure of a building. Mold particles can enter the home at any time, through the open windows and doors or on your clothes that are worn when travelling in and out of the house. Insulation is often an excellent place for mold to grow, as it’s found where mold thrives the best; basements and attics. When installing spray foam insulation, it lacks material for mold to feed on and a growth-friendly environment. So instead of worrying about removing and remediating mold, opt to change the setting it lives in to prevent it entirely.
Basement insulation has the sole purpose of insulating the home. With certain materials like Fiberglass, Cellulose, and Mineral Wool, the insulation tends to lose shape and sag over time, calling for a replacement. If it’s not replaced in a timely manner, the insulating function can get faulty, creating the opportunity for:
- Pests entering: especially during winter, bugs look for a warm place to hide, and what better than a heated home to nest in.
- Outdoor air affecting indoor air quality: Dirt and outdoor particles are not clean, which can affect the air you breathe in your home.
- Higher energy bills: Due to openings and leaks in your insulation, generated temperature air can exit the home, taking more energy to keep a consistent desired temperature in the space.
Switch to spray foam insulation to live in a more functional home. Eliminate the worry of all the household maintenance, and enjoy your time at home to relax.
Not only is spray foam water resistant, but the insulating function also helps reduce condensation in your home. Especially in winter, when it’s cold outside and warm inside, the warm air touching an out-facing wall with faulty insulation can produce condensation, leading to mold growth or water damage. With spray foam insulation, eliminate that factor. Insulating the warm air removes the contact between warm air and cold surface.
Spray Foam Insulation with EcoStar
Trust the trained and certified professionals at EcoStar to get your home optimally insulated. With reasonable costs, we aim to provide high-quality insulation to keep your home intact for all months of the year. If you seek building insulation in and around Toronto, EcoStar is the team you need. Contact us today to book an appointment.