The foam insulation starts as a liquid and then expands when it’s applied, filling in cracks and gaps for a continuous layer of insulating material. It also forms an air barrier that prevents energy loss and moisture penetration. During installation, professionals Insulation Contractor between studs and joists and around penetrations to make sure there’s an airtight seal. The specialized spray gun allows the insulation to be easily sprayed into hard-to-reach areas.

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When sprayed, the two components of the spray foam are mixed together at the surface and then chemically react to form the insulating material. The foam is then allowed to harden and cure. Once cured, it can withstand the weather elements and other environmental factors, and maintain its R-value for years to come.

While fiberglass insulation can lose its R-value over time, spray foam doesn’t degrade. It’s also resistant to mold and insects, and it doesn’t allow moisture or vapor to pass through the walls or attic floor, either of which can lead to structural damage in the future.

The chemicals used in spray foam are also safer for the environment than many other insulators. In fact, some green building certification programs are requiring the use of lower-global warming potential (GWP) foams to support climate change efforts. Thankfully, the blowing agents used in many spray foam products are now changing to more sustainable alternatives such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).

While DIYers can purchase the spray foam insulation materials themselves, it’s recommended that homeowners have professional technicians install the product. This is because the spraying and curing processes create large amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can be harmful to your health. It’s also highly recommended that you vacate the home during both processes.

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