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The Hidden Benefit of Spray Foam: Structural Strength

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Spray foam is an innovative way to insulate residential and commercial properties with various unique benefits including reducing moisture penetration, blocking drafts, and having the ability to conform to any shape. It’s particularly perfect for spots that are harder to insulate like crawl spaces, pipes, and tight corners! 

One additional benefit that many probably don’t consider is its ability to add structural strength to the building or home that it’s insulating!

How does spray foam insulation add structural strength?

Structural strengthening, according to Structural Technologies, is considered “the process of upgrading structures to improve performance under existing loads or to increase the strength of structural members to carry additional loads.” Spray foam has this capability when it’s used to insulate homes or buildings! 

When spray foam is applied directly to the structure that it’s insulating, it cures so that it’s now stuck to the structure that it was sprayed on. Because of this, when the building shifts, the spray foam shifts with it. Additionally, when spray foam is applied, it expands and hardens, providing the building or home with additional support. Since spray foam is now part of the structure that it was applied to and it’s hardened, it’s able to improve the overall support of the walls holding up the property! 

Traditional forms of insulation, like fiberglass or cellulose, are placed within the walls or other spaces that it’s meant to insulate. It doesn’t have the capabilities of sticking to the structure, expanding, or hardening, and can be removed quite easily as needed. It can also succumb to water and mold damage and doesn’t have the added benefit of improving the structural support of the home or building it’s insulating! 

The key takeaway

Not only is spray foam an excellent option for insulating, noise reduction, blocking drafts, and reducing moisture penetration, but it can also improve the overall structure of your residential or commercial building! If you’re interested in receiving a free quote or learning more about the benefits of spray foam insulation, contact us today!