Spray Foam Helps Separate Home from Attached Garage

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Attached or “indoor” garages can offer several convenient advantages. Probably the most popular thing about attached garages is that you can get in and out of your car without being exposed to the elements. This is especially true if you live in an area with a lot of rain, snow or other messy weather. The ability to get in your car and start it up without scraping, shoveling or getting soaked is indeed a nice perk.

An attached garage also gives you a place to keep your vehicles sheltered and secure, in a location close enough to the house that you can keep an eye on them or access them quickly when needed. This also decreases the likelihood that your car would be targeted by vandals or thieves.

However, attached garages also have some drawbacks. The fact that this garage is so close to your living space can be both a blessing and a curse. While it offers the convenience factor, it also allows drafts, smells and noise from the garage to enter your living areas.

This is why a high quality, effective insulation material is a must to provide a buffer between the garage and the home. This can help keep any leaks on the exterior of the garage or between the home and the garage from affecting the home itself—which is especially important if the garage door is left open for extended periods. Plus, garages tend to be drafty.  Proper insulation can help your heating and cooling costs from going right out into the garage.

Garages also have a knack for creating and attracting smells and fumes that aren’t exactly pleasant. Spray foam can help maintain a comfortable environment inside your living areas, blocking out air, noise and smells from the garage.

If you want to help customers maintain a good standard of air quality inside their homes even if they have an attached garage, you need the right spray foam equipment to install this insulation as a buffer zone. You can find what you need at Intech Equipment & Supply.