MAXIMIZE YOUR INVESTMENT. Investing in DurasealTM closed-cell foam insulation is an important choice in building a sustainable home. Closed-cell spray foam insulation is one of the most advanced insulating materials available to the construction industry. The foam insulation is spray-applied and forms an air seal that prevents leaks, minimizes noise, and improves building performance. Duraseal is the perfect thermal and moisture management system for your new home.
WHY BE CONCERNED ABOUT MOISTURE? Mold is an increasing concern with its evident health risks in the Gulf Coast Region and other areas with high levels of rain, fl ooding and/or humidity. Most homebuyers assume that mold does not grow on conventional insulation material; this is a fairly true statement. However, it grows on the organic debris that becomes trapped in these products. There are four critical requirements for mold growth - available mold spores, available mold food, appropriate temperatures and "considerable" moisture. Of the four basic requirements for mold growth, moisture availability is by far the easiest mold growth requirement to control.
MOISTURE MANAGEMENT Duraseal insulation is an important component in a moisture management system. Air infi ltration and exfi ltration, within a structure, contributes to approximately 99% of moisture migration. Reducing air movement deters moisture accumulation so that mold growth is less likely to occur. Combined with a proper mechanical ventilation system, closed-cell spray foam insulation helps keep the indoor humidity at a level for which the growth of mildew and allergens can be minimized. Reducing moisture and controlling humidity can also add years to the life expectancy of a home.
IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY Duraseal closed-cell spray foam insulation provides exceptional R-value of 7.14 per inch, which results in heating and cooling cost savings. Drafts are virtually eliminated so a more uniform indoor temperature is maintained. Duraseal doesn't settle or sag over time so you'll enjoy these savings for the life of your home.