Norton, Ohio - According to US spray foam specialist Fomo Products Inc., "It's time to rethink traditional home remodeling, focusing not only on aesthetics but also on energy efficiency, indoor air quality and home comfort."
Fomo goes on to point out that air infiltration is a major challenge in existing homes and can appear in multiple areas, such as attics, rim joists and crawlspaces. "Using polyurethane foam to seal these critical areas is one the most cost-effective and easy solutions to stop air infiltration," the company notes.
Traditional air sealing methods can be costly and require extensive time to apply. Using a polyurethane foam, such as Fomo's Handi-Family product line, creates an effective barrier in a fraction of time and cost. One can of this foam yields the same amount of air-sealing material as 30 standard tubes of caulk, and it's simple to install, the company claims.
"Some air sealing methods can be messy and hard to manoeuvre, especially in tight spaces like attics and crawlspaces," said Sara Jonas, senior manager - marketing, Fomo Products. "Using Handi-Foam makes the job go a lot smoother in a lot less time because it's easy to use, extremely portable and doesn't require additional materials or tools."
Existing homes typically have multiple air infiltration points, from the attic down to the basement. Closed cell foam is the best option when air sealing because it will also act as a vapour retarder, assisting with another common problem in existing homes that can lead to mould and poor indoor air quality, Fomo Products notes.