Homeowners throughout Southern California can agree that one of their main priorities is keeping their family’s health and safety at the forefront of any home modifications or changes – and attic, or crawlspace, insulation is no exception.
Your home’s attic, or crawlspace, insulation is often the source of allergens that affects your family’s health. It may affect their eyes, skin, and respiratory health so finding the best option for attic insulation is crucial for those suffering from allergies.
If your attic insulation is showing signs of wear, you may want to look at upgrading it with a health conscience alternative. Closed-cell spray foam insulation is by far the best option when it come to attic insulation upgrades since it is dense and much stiffer than any other type of insulation. It creates a barrier from anything from the outside by sealing up every space and crack in your attic or walls, reducing allergens that would otherwise be entering and circulating through your home.
Symptoms of Allergies Caused by Your Old Attic Insulation
Allergies caused by insulation can manifest in several symptoms, and even go unnoticed for a very long period of time. The most common symptoms include:
• Rash and Itching after going in the attic
• Coughing and Throat Irritation when using your HVAC system
• Sinus Congestion in any season
• Eye Irritation
• Breathing Difficulties
• Peeling, Flaking, or Blistering Skin
If you or any of your family members display any of these symptoms, you may need to hire a team of qualified spray foam insulation professionals to inspect your home’s attic insulation.
How Closed Cell-Insulation Helps Reduce Allergies
Both open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation are mold retardant. But, only closed-cell spray foam works as a vapor barrier. By preventing moisture from entering into your attic, you lower the risk of mold growth, frame rotting, and even animal infestation — all of which contribute significantly to allergy problems.
Provides a Barrier Against Allergens
Since closed-cell spray foam insulation is better at sealing every space it covers (it selas your attic, minimizing the amount of air that comes in from the outside scattering allergens throughout your house), it creates a barrier keeping allergens out. This reduces the chance of pollen, or other outdoor irritants, entering and causing allergic reactions.
Prevents Mold Through Moisture Regulation
Like we mentioned before, closed-cell spray foam insulation is the best barrier that prevents any moisture from entering your house. Moisture in your attic space can easily cause mold and mildew growth, which can spread around your home and cause severe respiratory problems and other health hazards. Keeping out mold is as important as keeping out external threats.
Reduces Pest Infestations
Rodents, ants, and other common animals thrive in dark and moist areas around your house. They spread allergens all over your house and air ducts, which can cause severe health complications. Keeping your attic dry and clean will prevent any pests from infesting your home.
Keeps Your Home Warm
Spray foam insulation reduces the amount of heat that escapes your home, keeping out drafts of cold air making your allergies worse in the colder months – while reducing energy costs.
Get Spray Foam Insulation Installed in Your Attic Today!
If you or any of your family members are suffering from the allergy symptoms listed above, it may be time to change out your old inefficient attic insulation. Keep your home healthy, while cutting down energy costs, by installing the best insulation for environmental allergies. Contact us today, our team can inspect your current insulation and find the best solution to your family’s allergies!