What is GREENGUARD Gold Certification?

After a long day, walking into your home should feel like a breath of fresh air. But for many homeowners dealing with poor indoor air quality, that’s simply not the case. In fact, according to recent studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air!

This statistic is alarming, especially when you consider that the average person spends approximately 90% of their time indoors. Air quality is even more important for homes with children, as kids’ are at higher risk for allergies, illness, asthma, and other breathing issues while their immune systems are still developing. 

Creating an Indoor Safe Haven 

The place where we live should be a safe haven for ourselves and our families, and that means keeping the environment clean and comfortable. There are many factors that can impact our home’s air quality and threaten our well-being, as well as the health and safety of the ones we love.

The EPA recommends taking these steps to improve indoor air quality and reduce chemical exposure:

  • Reduce the the sources of indoor airborne pollutants
  • Maintain acceptable indoor temperature and humidity levels
  • Introduce sufficient outdoor air for better air circulation and ventilation

One way to improve the air quality in indoor environments is to use GREENGUARD Gold Certified products and building materials. 

What is GREENGUARD Gold Certification? 

GREENGUARD Gold Certified means products are designed to contribute to safer, healthier indoor air. These materials are tested and verified to have low chemical emissions, especially Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs.

This certification system is granted by a third party and is now recognized worldwide. The standard includes health-based criteria for additional chemicals and also requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.

Why Your Home’s Spray Foam Insulation Should be GREENGUARD Gold Certified 

Mold and Mildew Prevention 

GREENGUARD Gold Certified spray foam insulation can help prevent mold in your home by sealing out the air and elements, keeping the roof, siding, attic, subfloor, crawl space, basement, and walls of your home clean and leak-free. 

Closed-cell spray foam insulation does a particularly good job of sealing out water and resisting the mold, mildew, pollen, and other toxins that develop in damp areas. Furthermore, spray foam does not rot, rust, or deteriorate, keeping it from becoming a hospitable environment for a mold colony.

Improved Air Ventilation and Quality 

On warm days, a home’s attic heats up to the point that too much air is being expelled, and not enough fresh air is coming in from the soffits. This puts a negative pressure on the entire home and the comfortable cool air that is being pumped within it. Outside air begins to get pulled inside from windows, doors, and other openings, increasing indoor humidity. This phenomenon is called the Stack Effect

By encapsulating your attic with a GREENGUARD Gold Certified spray foam solution, you can essentially put a “lid” on your home and effectively stop the Stack Effect, as well as keep excessive moisture and allergens out. 

GREENGUARD Gold Certified spray foam is screened for more than 15,000 VOCs known to contaminate indoor air. Homeowners who install spray foam insulation save an average of 20% on their year-round heating and cooling costs! And, as an added bonus, there is now an Insulation Tax Credit, allowing U.S. residential homeowners to claim 30% of product costs, with a maximum credit amount of $1,200.

Partner with Epic Spray Foam to Keep Your Home Safe, Clean, and Comfortable 

As a leading insulation contractor in Georgia, Epic Spray Foam is committed to excellent quality, service, safety, and environmental responsibility. All our spray foam products are GREENGUARD Gold Certified. This means the same spray foam we use in hotels and other large commercial spaces is applied in new constructions and existing homes. 

We stand behind our work and will do everything we can to make sure our customers are fully satisfied with their products and services. Give us a call to schedule a free home assessment and estimate today!

What To Expect The Week of Your Spray Foam Installation 

You’ve made the decision to have spray foam insulation installed at your property. Your on-site assessment is complete, your quote is signed, and your install job is scheduled. So now what?  First off, congratulations on making this wise investment into your home! You will be so glad you went with the most superior, energy-efficient, and […]

Read More
5 Reasons to Choose Spray Foam Insulation This Winter 

Winter is coming! With cooler days on the horizon, now is the time to prepare your home for the months ahead. Here in Georgia, strong winds, freezing temperatures, ice dams, and even the occasional snow we receive, can take a harsh toll on your property, your wallet, and the safety and comfort of your home.  […]

Read More
What is GREENGUARD Gold Certification?

After a long day, walking into your home should feel like a breath of fresh air. But for many homeowners dealing with poor indoor air quality, that’s simply not the case. In fact, according to recent studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be two to five times more polluted […]

Read More
What You Need to Know About the 2023 Insulation Tax Credit

Here at Epic Spray Foam, we’ve received a lot of questions about the new Insulation Tax Credit since it went into effect on January 1, 2023. When you combine this incentive with all the other energy-saving, cost-cutting benefits of spray foam insulation, the decision is a no-brainer!  Here’s what you need to know about the […]

Read More
What is the Stack Effect?

During the spring and summer months here in the South, our customer calls about uncomfortably hot room temperatures increase right along with the outside temperatures. It never fails around mid-June each year, the rooms above many property owners’ garages become unbearably warm and stagnant. The second floor of their house continues to rise in temperature no […]

Read More
The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation In Basements

Transform Your Space From Drafty and Uncomfortable to Warm and Inviting We’ve all experienced what it’s like to be in a residential basement that feels drafty, uncomfortable, and downright creepy! When you add in the dangerous mold, allergens, and pests that can come with these types of dark and damp conditions, it’s not a part […]

Read More
Insulation and Pest Control: How Spray Foam Can Help You Keep Unwanted Critters Out Of Your Home

The sounds are coming from inside the house. As a homeowner, this statement can be your worst nightmare! If rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, insects, birds, snakes, or other unwanted critters have ever infested your property, you know it can be a major nuisance. Not only do they cause expensive damage, but they also threaten your […]

Read More
Is Your House Making You Sick? 

How Spray Foam Insulation Can Help You Keep a Clean and Healthy Home Environment The old saying, “there’s no place like home,” still rings true. We all want the place where we live to be a safe haven for ourselves and our families, and that means keeping our space clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, there are […]

Read More
Should You Spray Foam Over Your Existing Insulation? 

If you’re noticing that your home’s basement is cold and drafty, your attic or upper rooms are uncomfortably hot, or your energy bills are high month after month, you most likely have an insulation problem on your hands! Old, deteriorated, or insufficient insulation can compromise the comfort and safety of your property, and cost you […]

Read More
Should You Trust a Pest Management Company With Your Home Insulation?

For many homeowners, pest management is a key factor in selecting the type of insulation they want to use throughout their property. Especially when it comes to harder-to-reach areas in attics and basements, it’s important to choose an insulation product that will support your efforts to keep unwanted critters, as well as the harmful bacteria […]

Read More
Should You Install Radiant Barrier In Your Attic?

As energy-efficiency measures have grown in popularity in recent years, many of our customers ask us about radiant barrier, and whether it is the best choice for their attic. Whether you’re building a brand new construction, or simply replacing the roof or attic of your existing home, radiant barrier can complement your insulation to regulate […]

Read More
Thermal Bridging: An Expert Guide

Thermal bridging is an essential but often overlooked concept in the construction of buildings. It refers to the process by which heat is transferred between the inside and outside of a building, either through direct contact or through air infiltration. Thermal bridging can have a significant impact on a building's energy efficiency, which can translate […]

Read More
1 2 3

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get in touch with us

Call us at any time for a free consultation or fill out the form and we'll contact you soon!

8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram