What You Should Know About Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is applied as liquid and expands on site to fill gaps and nooks and crannies, providing flexibility and design creativity. This means it can be used in areas where other insulation cannot, such as around pipes or electrical boxes.

It provides an air seal, which prevents cold air from leaking into your home during the winter and hot air from escaping during the summer. That can save you money on your energy bills year-round.

Where you live and what material your home is constructed from will determine whether open or closed cell spray foam is the best choice. Generally, open-cell spray foam is better for insulating wood, while closed-cell spray foam adheres to metal and other materials like concrete, brick and masonry.

Common Myths About Spray Foam Insulation Debunked

It’s important to remember that spray foam insulation will off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the application and curing process. It’s recommended that you leave the home during these times and only return once the foam has fully cured, which can take 1-3 days depending on the climate zone.

The blowing agent that is used in most spray foam insulation products has a high global warming potential, but there are many newer versions available that use lower GWP blowing agents. Carbon dioxide has a GWP of 1, but the HFCs used in spray foam have a GWP of over 3,400, which means each kilogram of them is responsible for speeding up global warming by over 3,400 times.

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