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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
How Spray Foam Helps Prevent Freezing Pipes

How Spray Foam Helps Prevent Freezing Pipes

This winter’s weather has been tough to take – both for individuals and their homes! If a home is not properly insulated, cold weather can cause pipes to freeze. Frozen pipes are an inconvenience and can cause serious damage. When the temperature of a water pipe drops below freezing, water volume in the pipe can expand up to 10% and cause pipes to burst.

Spray foam insulation is a great product to protect pipes from cold temperatures. Here are three ways spray foam insulation can help prevent freezing pipes:

  1. Add foam insulation to walls that are located near water pipes. In open cavities, spray foam insulation can be added prior to closing the walls. In existing walls, injection foam can be added to exterior walls.
  2. Insulate your attic or crawl space with spray foam insulation. Spray foam helps protect water pipes from cold temperatures. It is also water resistant which makes it ideal for use near water pipes.
  3. Insulate and air seal basement rim joists with spray foam insulation. This helps keep cold outside air from infiltrating the basement and away from pipes. Insulating and air sealing your basement rim joists can also help the main floor of your home retain a comfortable temperature.

If your home has frozen water pipes or you want to prevent future damage, contact our office to schedule your free estimate. Our team will review your home and make recommendations for ways you can help reduce the risk of your pipes freezing.




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