Spray polyurethane foam insulations, like DuraTite and BioBased Insulation® by Rhino Linings, have been a natural choice to improve envelope performance for builders for years because they seal and insulate in one step.
Without properly addressing mold and mildew they can grow fast, acting as an allergen that can cause health problems in existing and newly constructed homes.This white paper identifies areas of the home that are prone to mold and mildew buildup and what homeowners can do to prevent it.
When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof. Sadly, the family soon started suffering from indoor air quality issues that took years to solve, until they discovered and installed a energy recovery ventilator (ERV).
With people indoors 90 percent of the time, the Norwegian Regional Board of Health and the Department of Employment created guidelines for the country’s indoor business environment. With the employer responsible for indoor air quality, measures were taken to improve conditions for employees.