Ask Away Blog: An Introduction To Spray Foam Insulation

An Introduction To Spray Foam Insulation

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

 

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The applications for spray foam insulation are many and varied, while usually found around the home. Professionals work extensively with individuals and professionals who are carrying out loft or cellar conversions, for example, to help open up new living spaces in their own or their clients’ homes.

Larger projects include barn conversions, as well as agricultural projects in order to help prolong the life of tired old farm buildings. In general, the process of adding cost spray foam insulation to part or all of a building, old or new, is far quicker and cheaper than more traditional methods of boarding-out. The foam is also fire resistant – more difficult to set light to than wood, for instance.

You will also find many reports on the internet that state that spray foam roof insulation will trap moisture in the roof timbers, allowing for mold and rotting. If you have mold in your home, you should seek mold treatment should you notice any symptoms. This highlights why choosing a company with care is vital for this service. No corners should be cut.

Some of the other, perhaps more surprising, areas professionals work in are swimming pool insulation and boat insulation! For the former, for example, building regulations require that any in-ground pool within a pool house must be insulated. Spray foam insulation also offers a better, more thermally efficient way of insulating your pool.

Choosing The Right Contractor For Your Spray Foam Insulation

Winter and summer alike, there are benefits to be had from installing insulation spray foam all year round. If you have decided that this is the right choice for you and your family, you will want to know how to choose the best contractor for the job. Start by searching for one who will take a good, long look at your property and tell you if and how the spray foam insulation can best meet your requirements. Make sure that they explain to you, in a clear manner, the product they will be using, how it will be applied, and what precautions need to be taken. This will give you confidence in the process and in the work they will be carrying out.

Always check their qualifications so that you know they are competent to carry out such work on your property. If possible, read online reviews from other clients who have used their services, or ask your chosen firm to provide references from past customers.

Ask about the company’s insurances to make sure you are covered if anything goes wrong; and ask detailed questions about the installation process such as ventilation, how long people and pets need to steer clear of the building or workspace, and so on.

A genuine, reliable, and competent contractor will be happy to supply all the information you need to make an informed decision before discussing spray foam insulation. Don’t be caught out: approach this as you would any relatively major investment decision.



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