Is Spray Foam
Insulation Safe for the Environment?
Many home owners are
interested not only in making their living spaces more
comfortable, but reducing any negative impact on the
environment. Spray foam insulation makes a great choice
when it comes to lowering your electric bill, but also helping
One of the most common
"green" spray foam insulations is an organic polyurethane
that's made from good old-fashioned soybeans. The foam
insulation is made from a renewable energy source, it lowers
your home's need for energy, plus it doesn't release volatile
organic compounds (VOCs) like many paints or other chemical
products used in homes.
Reasons to use
environmentally-friendly foam insulation
Some people may assume that
fiberglass insulation is perfectly safe. What you may
not realize is that fiberglass is often held together with a
substance that can release formaldehyde fumes into the air.
Even the dye that is used to color some fiberglass insulation
pink can also release formaldehyde. As you probably
already know, formaldehyde in high doses can be hazardous to
Spray foam insulation, on
the other hand, doesn't produce harmful gas like formaldehyde.
This means that it's safer for the environment, but also for
you and your family.
Another benefit to
soy-based spray foam insulation is that it reduces the need
for harmful pesticides in your home. Spray foam
insulation is naturally bug-resistant, and it's not eaten by
insects or mice.
environmentally-friendly spray foam insulation can reduce your
monthly electric bills by as much as 50%. So not only
would you save cash on your bills, but you'd help lead the way
as a responsible home owner that doesn't consume more energy
We're Advanced Foam
Insulation of Louisiana. If you have a home or business
in Louisiana, feel free to call us
today or click here for more
free information on our soy-based and other