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The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

A former news reporter in Flint and Detroit, Amanda now works with RetroFoam of Michigan to help educate homeowners about spray foam insulation. When she is not writing, you can find her enjoying time with her husband and rescued huskies or hosting a dinner and movie night for friends and family.

Comparing Spray Foam Insulation to Traditional Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation is a very versatile material that can be installed in a variety of situations. It is typically applied to a space during the rough-in stage of construction to fill voids such as around plumbing and electrical wiring. It can also be used in existing homes to provide a more energy efficient home. It is sprayed on as a liquid and then expands to fill in the spaces it covers.

It is non-toxic once it dries and is Class 1 fire rated. However, while it is curing, it emits a gas that can cause blurred vision and difficulty breathing, so wearing a mask and full face protection is recommended. It is made from a blend of polyols, catalysts, blowing agent and other chemicals, which vary by manufacturer.

The main benefit of spray foam insulation is that it creates an air seal to prevent heated and cooled air from escaping through gaps in the walls, ceiling, and floor. This means that your heating and cooling systems won’t have to work as hard to keep your building comfortable, which can help reduce your energy usage and lower your utility costs.

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