Upgrading the insulation in your home to spray foam insulation doesn’t have to be expensive. You can easily get the insulating power of a quality spray foam yourself by choosing
DIY Spray Foam Insulation Kits. There are plenty of DIY kits on the market, so getting good results is just a matter of choosing the right kit.
What is Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is a high-tech insulation product made from lcynene which is a type of foam that begins life as 2 liquids. The components are heated up and sent through a special hose that allows them to mix at the tip. Once mixed, the chemicals turn into a tacky substance that is capable of expanding 100 times its original volume in just 8 seconds. It then hardens into a foam sheet.
During the installation process, the installer needs to take special care to set the space up just right. Protective gear is required as the foam chemicals can be harmful to the lungs and ares that aren’t being sprayed need to be protected from overspray. Once the area is prepared and the protective equipment is in place, the installer begins to apply the foam. Because it expands so much, it can be difficult to gauge how much is needed to fill the space without too much excess.
Once the foam is applied and hardened, it will have a rough texture and it will be expanded beyond the drywall barrier. The person that installs the foam has to scrape off any excess to make the drywall fit. Having a smooth cut is essential.
Notes about DIY
Because spray foam insulation doesn’t allow air to move through it, it’s important to create a complete seal. Pay special attention to the area around pipes or wires and anywhere that there is a gap between boards.
There is also some controversy about where spray foam insulation should be applied. Traditional roofing knowledge says that the attic should be ventilated. However, vented attic areas can be excessively hot in the summer. By installing spray foam insulation directly to the underside of the roof, it’s possible to create a conditioned space in the attic. This will surely raise the temperature of the overlying shingles, though it is not known by how much and whether or not this will have a negative impact. Installing spray foam insulation on the underside of the roof allows heating and cooling vents to work more efficiently, reducing heating and cooling costs throughout the year.
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