When it comes to the structural integrity of your home, you might worry about things like earthquakes, lightning, termites and water damage. However, one of the most common stresses on the walls of a typical home is invisible: wind.

When winds are strong enough, they can put a significant amount of force on your walls. The distorting effect that this causes is known as a “shearing force.”

Normally, building codes ensure that your home is built to handle these forces. Sometimes though, homes are built to bare minimum specifications and can be put under a lot of stress from wind shearing forces. This can cause cracks and distortions and threaten the integrity of your home’s structure.

Spray foam insulation, especially higher density closed cell spay foam, reinforces walls by sticking to and filling in spaces between studs. This reduces the shearing movement of the wall, causing less wear and tear overall.

This is just another reason why spray foam insulation is a great idea for your home.

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