There’s a clear difference between traditional-style buildings and contemporary building designs, aesthetically. However, it is what’s under the surface that shows the biggest difference.
If you look at a contemporary building, you might find more eco-friendly elements in the design such as an open-concept style or weather proof windows. What might not be so apparent is the insulation. Contemporary builders have moved from designing with traditional fiber glass insulation to a more energy-efficient, clean insulation – spray foam. For years, designers and building professionals swore by allowing the structure to be able to “breathe”. With this in mind, they purposely designed buildings to allow air to circulate in and out. In return, the structure becomes well-ventilated which allows for moisture to enter.
In modern design, several things have contributed to the conversion to spray foam; especially closed-cell spray foam. Closed-cell spray foam serves as a barrier for moisture and vapor. It serves as a tight seal between the controlled building environment and the outside. Another reason for the rise in spray foam insulation design is because of health concerns. Traditional design and fiber glass insulation allows for moisture to enter. This can result in mold growth and wood-rot. This can sometimes produce a toxic called mycotoxins, which can affect those who are allergen-sensitive and asthmatic.
Spray foam insulation also has beneficial and attractive energy-friendly attributes. Because of it’s tight sealing nature, spray foam insulation is a great option to keep energy costs low. For more information on how we can help you build with spray foam, call us at 281-661-3632.