Fall is finally here in the Sunshine State! However, that doesn’t mean we should let our guard down when it comes to tropical weather. In fact, we’re technically still in the midst of hurricane season until the end of November! Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways you can achieve peace of mind for your home and family throughout the remainder of this hurricane season — from maintaining a stockpile of storm essentials, to having an emergency plan in place, to fortifying your home with shutters or high-impact windows. Perhaps surprisingly, another way to prepare your home for the storm is with spray foam insulation Putnam County homeowners can easily and efficiently have added to their property.
Can spray foam insulation really protect your home from the elements? Yes, more than you may know! Just read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind insulation option.
Did you know that spray foam insulation may be able to give your home a stronger defense against storm conditions? According to architectural resource website Building Enclosure Online, “spray foam roofing increases wind uplift resistance … [and] also resists peeling failure … which can ultimately lead to devastating damage to the structure.” Though no insulation can replace the role of hurricane shutters or high-impact windows when it comes to storm season, it’s good to know that spray insulation can provide some added peace of mind during this uncertain time of year!
In addition to withstanding high wind and debris, spray foam insulation can help defend your home against rising waters in the event of a flood. FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, defines “sprayed polyurethane foam (SPUF) or closed-cell plastic foams” as an acceptable flood damage-resistant material — to be specific, it’s rated a five out of five when it comes to this class of building material.
Per FEMA, spray foam actually holds a distinction among its fellow insulation varieties (including fiberglass, cotton, cellulose, and more) as being the only insulation option to have an “acceptable” rating for flood damage resistance — further proving that this is one innovative insulation option!
Florida homeowners spend a lot of money every year preparing for hurricane season — whether it’s on shutter installation, your storm prep stockpile, propane for the grill, gasoline for the generator, you name it. That’s why spray foam insulation is such a breath of fresh air! Because while yes, this product does help bolster your home’s defense against the elements, it also delivers a wide variety of benefits that you and your family can enjoy all year long. The perks are virtually countless, but they include…
The Attic Man team is ready to help you fortify your home against potential hurricanes, Florida’s heat and humidity, and every weather condition in between! Contact us today to learn more and get started.
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