Spray Foam as an Effective Vapor Barrier

It’s bad enough having to deal with ice and other elements when you venture outdoors during the cold weather months. But some unlucky property owners also have to deal with these annoyances even when they are inside.

It’s not a good feeling: you may be inside your home when you discover that water—or perhaps even frost and icicles—have invaded your home. You may see signs of water and ice on your walls or hanging from your ceiling. This is annoying, to be sure, but it goes way beyond being a minor inconvenience. This is a sign that warm indoor air is colliding with the cold air from outside, and this results in moisture in the structure’s moisture barrier. This can lead to a variety of moisture-related problems. In addition, it also means that air is flowing in and out of your home, causing lots of wasted energy and higher utility bills.

To solve this problem, you need a strong, better-insulated moisture barrier. Closed Cell Spray foam insulation is a great choice for this. It keeps water and air from entering your home and invading your living space. You will need to replace the existing insulation with a sufficiently thick layer of spray foam dependent on the climate zone, which will create a tight barrier that keeps the elements outside from getting in.

For all of the supplies needed to install spray foam insulation and coatings, check out our store at Intech Equipment & Supply.