Sprayed cork is a cork-based product that is used to create a protective coating, similar to that provided by paint or plaster. It can be used for insulating, waterproofing, soundproofing, or simply protecting any surface, from concrete to brick to wood. While sprayed cork has a number of benefits, one of the most important advantages it has for homeowners is that it helps to contribute to a more eco-friendly home. Here’s what you should know about how sprayed cork can help you lower your environmental impact:
Sprayed cork is a non-toxic product.
Since sprayed cork is comprised entirely of cork and water resin, it doesn’t include any dangerous contaminants that could harm you or the other members of your household. As a hypoallergenic substance, it is unlikely to contribute to your allergy symptoms. It is also a fire retardant, so it can help to make your home a safer place. If you’re concerned about using paint or other products that might include toxic materials to coat your building, you can instead use sprayed cork with total confidence in its safety.
Sprayed cork is not environmentally harmful to produce.
As a non-toxic product, sprayed cork is not dangerous to manufacture. Even the act of harvesting cork from oak trees won’t harm the environment; the cork can be removed without killing the tree, and removing it will release oxygen into the atmosphere. In fact, removing the cork can actually help to extend the life of the tree by hundreds of years. In short, the process of creating and using sprayed cork does not have a negative impact on the environment.
Sprayed cork will help you control your home’s temperature.
Cork exists naturally in order to provide protection for the trees where it grows, which offers a clue as to why it is so beneficial to us. When it is used to coat your ceiling, roof, floors, or walls, sprayed cork essentially creates a kind of “skin” for your building that keeps the inside temperature consistent. As an effective thermal insulator, it is highly resistant to heat permeation. As a result, it will help to prevent heat from leaking into—or out of—your home, therefore allowing you to use energy in a more efficient way.
Sprayed cork will help you lower your energy usage.
Why do you use so much energy in your household? For most people, a large part of the answer comes down to the amount of energy they need to operate their air conditioning and heating systems. If your house is consistently too cold or too warm, you’ll find yourself reaching for the thermostat on a frequent basis. By helping you keep your home at the temperature you prefer, a sprayed cork coating will help to reduce your need to run your HVAC system. Instead of relying on your thermostat when the temperature soars or drops, you’ll be able to enjoy consistent comfort in your home without the hefty price tag.
Sprayed cork will reduce your need for repairs.
Since the outside of your home is continually exposed to the elements, it’s also vulnerable to potential damage, whether from rain, condensation, mold, or sun damage. That’s why coating can be so valuable. A sprayed cork coating will provide a high degree of protection for your building from water and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, thus reducing your need to do repairs on your roof, your walls, or whatever else you’ve applied the coating to.
If you would like to protect the integrity of your home and start saving on your monthly energy bills, sprayed cork could be a smart investment for you. As a leading provider of sprayed cork, ThermaShield is dedicated to helping everybody minimize their household impact on the environment through our innovative, high-quality products. If you would like to set up a free consultation to find out more about our products and how they can help you, contact us today.