Category: Construction & Maintenance

1 Feb by zeroexposure

How to Properly Use Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is composed of isocyanic acid and polyols resin. The polyol resin is most often used for spray foam because it is less toxic than other materials, making it ideal for home use. Isocyanates, which are a chemical that is a derivative of isopropyl alcohol, is also commonly used as an ingredient in many products. The combined substance, polyols resin and isocyanic acid form a foam called polyfoam. Polyurethane, which is a polymer composed of organic compounds, has been around longer than polyols resin; however, it was not used for insulation until the late 1970s. Find out –

How to Properly Use Spray Foam Insulation

It should be noted that while spray foam insulation has great thermal properties and is a cost effective way to combat climate change, it should not be considered as a substitute for standard roofing or other roofing materials. If there is any leakage from your spray foam insulation products, it is important to repair the leak immediately. If the leak remains undetected for too long, the compound will begin to break down. If this happens, the insulation may actually become damaged and no longer provide the adequate protection needed.

If there is any type of damage to your spray foam insulation, especially mold growth, it is essential that you fix the problem right away. Mold, if left unchecked, can pose a health risk to anyone who comes in contact with it. If the mold has affected an area big enough to be considered a health hazard then you may need to hire a contractor to clean it up for you and remove the mold. Depending on the type of mold present, the contractor may also need to use a chemical to kill or remove the mold colony.