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The Benefits of Air Sealing Your Home

Taking the added precaution of ensuring that your home is properly air sealed can increase your home’s overall energy efficiency, saving you a significant sum in heating and cooling costs. Today, we are going to discuss all the advantages of air sealing your home and how effective air sealing can be accomplished.

Exterior of a beautiful home

What Is Air Sealing?

Air sealing is the overall implementation of effective measures taken to reduce or eliminate air leakage. When done correctly, air sealing provides for a more comfortable, healthier living space while reducing the need to overuse your home’s heating and cooling systems to compensate for temperature fluctuations caused by air leaks.

Air Leakage

Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation. During cold or windy weather, too much air may enter the house. When it’s warmer and less windy, not enough air may enter, which can result in poor indoor air quality. Air leakage also contributes to moisture problems that can affect occupants’ health and the structure’s durability. An added benefit is that sealing cracks and openings reduces drafts and cold spots, improving comfort.

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How Can I Air Seal My Home?

There are proven measures you can take to ensure your home is effectively air sealed. One of the best ways to prevent air leakage is by applying spray foam insulation to all interior areas where air may penetrate.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation not only accomplishes a full air seal of your home but also provides several additional benefits. Spray foam insulation has water-resistant properties which prevent water seepage while acting as a moisture barrier. It also aids in the prevention of mold since it is comprised of materials that bacteria and mold cannot digest and thrive on. At Radiant Insulation & Drywall, our air sealing experts will apply spray foam insulation to any walls, ceilings, floors, or other potential air leakage problem areas. And we do this using spray foam insulation products from one of the most trusted names in the industry, ICYNENE. ICYNENE’s spray foam insulation is made up of resilient organic compounds. In fact, ICYNENE spray foam retains its integrity for so long that we are able to provide an insulation warranty which is valid for the lifetime of the structure it is being applied to.

Spray foam for air sealing a home

Higher Energy Ratings Mean Increased Home Value

When you decide to have your home properly air sealed, you are opting for a more comfortable, energy efficient home. You are also making a smart investment. Generally speaking, the more energy efficient your home is, the higher its property value. And at Radiant Insulation & Drywall, we have certified HERS raters who can tell you precisely how energy efficient your home is.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can effectively air seal your home, maximizing its comfort and energy efficiency.

 
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