Why Protect Your Property from Water Intrusion with Spray Foam

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 22, 2023

Insulation is a top priority for property owners. Building envelope, basement, wall, and attic insulation are responsible for maintaining comfortable, healthy, cost-effective and energy efficient indoor spaces. While the main purpose of installing insulation is to improve thermal protective barrier of a building, choosing high-quality spray foam insulation also offers the added benefit of establishing a water barrier ultimately preventing water intrusion. Paired with the incredible spray foam R-Value and its moisture-barrier properties, spray foam insulation is the ultimate building solution. At EcoStar Insulation, we offer premium spray foam products so you can upgrade your energy efficiency and indoor comfort. 

Read on to learn why protecting your attic insulation from water intrusion is essential. 

Why Keep Water Out?

attic spray foam insulationDepending on the room or area you’re insulating, the likelihood of water intrusion will vary. But in most cases, building insulation within external walls, attics, crawl spaces and basements that are adjacent to the outdoors. These locations are most susceptible to leaks and flooding especially as the weather changes. When water enters indoor settings it can quickly contaminate building materials like wood and drywall leading to mold outbreaks that contaminate the air and degrade these materials. When some insulation materials get wet, their R-Value comes down substantially and puts the insulation at risk of mold too. By keeping water and mold out of the structure with water-resistant spray foam insulation, you’re protecting the R-Value or efficacy of your insulation and your indoor air quality. 

Water Barrier with Spray Foam Insulation 

Spray foam insulation acts as a highly effective barrier against water intrusion, offering superior protection compared to traditional insulation materials. When installed by experienced insulation companies, like EcoStar Insulation, the application of the spray foam is seamless. Applying as a liquid the spray foam insulation then expands into a solid preventing gaps, cracks, or openings in your basement, crawlspace, or attic insulation. 

Benefits of Installing Spray Foam 

Aside from its remarkable water resistance, spray foam insulation offers a range of other benefits. Firstly, it provides exceptional energy efficiency by forming an airtight seal that minimizes heat loss or gain, resulting in reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills. Additionally, spray foam insulation improves indoor air quality by sealing off gaps where dust, allergens, and pollutants could enter. Its ability to reduce air infiltration also enhances the effectiveness of HVAC systems, ensuring consistent and comfortable temperatures throughout the property. Moreover, spray foam insulation acts as an effective sound barrier, reducing noise transmission from outside sources and creating a quieter living environment. Its long lifespan and resistance to pests, such as rodents and insects, make it a durable and low-maintenance insulation choice. Furthermore, spray foam insulation is eco-friendly, as it minimizes energy waste and has minimal impact on the environment. Overall, these additional benefits make spray foam insulation a versatile and advantageous solution for property owners and builders.

Upgrade Your Insulation with EcoStar

At EcoStar, our expert installers offer top-notch insulating services. The teams are experienced and trained to manage the complexities of spray foam, ensuring high-quality and long-lasting results. To get started, contact us directly for a spray foam insulation cost estimate. 

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