Yes it can, but it’s highly unlikely, especially in the windy climates of the northeastern United States. Wood framed homes will always have some small gaps and cracks no matter how well they are framed or insulated. Windows will also have small amounts of air infiltration. Whenever a door is opened to the outside of the home air exchange occurs. Our position is that you only get one chance to insulate a new home. If you under-insulate you will regret it for as long as you live in your home because you can’t fix it. In the event that you over-insulate and make the house too tight, the situation can be remedied with low cost ventilation. The motto in the foam industry is “insulate tight and ventilate right.”
Can my house be “too tight”?
- Why would I pay twice as much for spray foam insulation when I could just use fiberglass instead?
- How can R-20 of spray foam insulation outperform R-38 of fiberglass?
- Which product is better, open cell foam or closed cell foam?
- What is spray foam insulation? How long has it been around?
- What are some other advantages of spray foam insulation?
- Can my house be “too tight”?
- Is spray foam insulation a fire hazard? What are its flammability and fire-rating characteristics?
- Does spray foam insulation change physically over time?
- Is spray foam insulation environmentally friendly?
- Why don’t more builders use spray foam insulation?
- At what stage is spray foam insulation installed?
- How is spray foam insulation installed?
- How long does it take spray foam insulation to cure?
- Do I need attic and roof venting?
- Does spray foam insulation have limited uses?
- Can spray foam insulation eliminate moisture problems?
- Do I need a vapor barrier with spray foam insulation?
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