Safety Issues With Spray Foam Insulation

Safety Issues With Spray Foam Insulation

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Spray foam insulation is a smart home investment that improves your comfort and energy efficiency. It also helps prevent moisture that could cause rot or mold in your attic, crawl space, and basement.

It is important to understand the safety issues that come with spray foam insulation and the chemicals used in it. These chemicals are very hazardous during the application process and require special equipment to apply correctly. It is important to work with a trained contractor and always use full face and respiratory protection during this application. Spray foam insulation uses blowing agents that contain ODSs (ozone depleting substances) such as CFC’s, HCFC’s, and HFC’s. These are harmful to the environment as they interfere with ozone formation and destroy it.

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The blowing agent is also a greenhouse gas, which adds to the global warming problem. The insulation industry is working with manufacturers to make safer, ozone friendly products. Some contractors are using a newer Ecomate blowing agent that does not contribute to the global warming problem.

One issue that should be carefully considered by homeowners who choose to install spray foam is that the open-cell insulation acts like a sponge and soaks up moisture. This may lead to mold or rot, especially in older homes. Closed-cell spray foam is more expensive, but it does not absorb moisture and does not develop mold or mildew.

When you hire a professional spray foam insulation contractor, they will be equipped with large, high-end rigs that make it impossible to mix and spray bad foam. They have special tech inside the rig that ensures the chemicals are mixed perfectly and sprayed at just the right temperature, every time.

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