Spray foam is a popular choice for insulating buildings without turning to fiberglass. As the video mentions, there are a few things to know about this insulation option before applying it to a building.
Benefits of Spray Foam
Spray foam benefits homeowners by eliminating gaps and drafts that other insulation leaves in place. This process is also fast and efficient when performed by a skilled contractor. It’s also affordable and dries quickly.
Downfalls of Spray Foam
The spray foam insulation also has significant disadvantages. When applied to a house, a mortgage company will likely not lend to a buyer if spray foam is present. That’s because the foam is locked into place and obscures the roof’s condition during an inspection. Always consider the possibility of issues selling a home or business that has spray foam in advance.
Other considerations can include whether open- or closed-cell foam is a good choice. Closed cell doesn’t allow moisture transference, and an open cell allows moisture through. The foam also prevents noise from escaping outside but may change acoustics inside. Anyone interested in learning more about spray foam can install it with a kit or hire a spray foam insulation service to perform the work.