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Get Ready for Spring Storms with Closed Cell Foam

Posted by Emillie Lee

Apr 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM



Spring is in the air. While this is good news for those who are looking forward to finally spending more time outside after a long, hard winter, spring also means that some harsh storms are just around the corner. Make sure your home is ready to withstand the spring wind and rain by sealing it with closed-cell spray foam insulation.

Closed-cell spray foam insulation is a widely used product that not only forms a heat barrier, but also prevents moisture from entering your structures. It can be applied to gaps and crevices in your roof, siding, and attic to protect your home from leaks. Since this type of spray foam is so dense, it's also great for keeping the wind out. That means no more howling, chilly breezes during thunderstorms and no more mopping up puddles in the morning.

How effective is closed-cell spray foam at keeping out the wind and the rain? According to a recent report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, spray foam as an excellent track record for preserving buildings that are exposed to harsh, hurricane-type weather. Whether you live in a region where hurricanes are prominent or are just worried about the occasional thunderstorm, you can count on spray foam to keep your home intact.

Research indicates that the roof is the most vulnerable part of a home in case of a hurricane or torrential storm. By sealing yours with polyurethane spray foam insulation, you can prevent pressure blowouts, uplifting, and leaking, saving yourself thousands of dollars in repair costs after the spring storm season.

If you're looking for a polyurethane spray foam insulation applicator in your area, visit NCFI's website and use our "find an applicator" tool. We'll put you in touch with trusted, well-trained contractors.

Topics: Energy Efficiency, NCFI