Allergy and Asthma Benefits of Air SealingDo you or someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? You are not alone. One report estimates 26 million Americans are in the same boat, dealing with asthma or asthma-related conditions. Many studies have shown these attacks can be linked directly to pollutants and other allergens found in indoor air. To make things worse, a study done by the American Lung Association indicated many people live in areas where the air is unhealthy for them to breathe.
Triggers such as pollen, dust, mold and other outdoor irritants cause airways of asthma sufferers to become extra sensitive. Sealing air leaks around your home’s perimeter can help prevent outdoor air pollutants from entering your home. Air sealing improves indoor air quality by reducing the number of asthma triggers inside your home.
Spray foam insulation is a great option to insulate and seal air leaks in one step. Spray foam insulation provides an exceptional air seal and works as a thermal barrier (insulator). Spray foam insulation also helps control moisture issues. Making a home more air tight – combined with proper home ventilation – provides better control of indoor humidity, which reduces mold inside the home.
By reducing these asthma triggers, anyone affected by asthma or other breathing issues will benefit. Contact our office to learn more about air sealing and schedule your free estimate.