Check out Our Most Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation!
Over the years we have received a ton of questions about Spray Foam Insulation since it is a somewhat new product to be residentially available and has risen in overall popularity.
Can Spray Foam Be Painted?
Technically yes, spray foam can be painted with a latex paint however it is meant to be covered by drywall which is then painted. Most people opt not to paint their spray foam insulation for a number of reasons.
Does the Foam hold/attract water?
The answer to this question is a bit tricky as spray foam can absorb water - their are specific kinds of open cell foams that will absorb water but this does not mean that all spray foam does/will.
Is It Fire Resistant?
Does the Foam Hold/Attract Water?
The answer to this question is a bit tricky as spray foam can absorb water - there are specific kinds of open cell foams that will absorb water but this does not mean that all spray foam does/will.
Is Spray Foam Toxic?
Spray foam is not toxic to you or your house mates once it has been cured. During the installation process, because of the areosolants used, it is important that everyone in the house vacate until the installation is complete.
What are the long term effects of living with spray foam?
The main effect of living with spray foam is increased energy efficiency as your home will be better insulated. This can lead to lower energy bills and a more comfortable home overall.
Can I just do it myself?
Certainly you could, however it is always best to let the professionals handle it as they are highly trained, get the materials cheaper, and are able to provide you a money back gaurentee in most cases.
What spray foam has the highest r-value?
What is an r-value?
The r-value is a measure of how well an insulator works. The higher the r-value the better the insulation will be at keeping things cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
How long does spray foam last?
Is spray foam really better than traditional fiberglass insulation?
There is no simple answer to this question as it depends on a variety of factors. In general, however, spray foam insulation is more effective than traditional fiberglass insulation. It has a higher r-value, is airtight, and can help block out noise. It is also more expensive upfront but can save you money in the long run.
What are the disadvantages of spray foam insulation?
The main disadvantage of spray foam insulation is the cost. It is more expensive than traditional fiberglass insulation and can be difficult to install if you are not a trained professional.