How does spray foam work?

Spray foam is a two-part mixture of chemicals, a hardener A component, and a resin B component. These are applied together to the surface for insulation. During application, there is a chain reaction between the two components that creates a bond to the substrate as it reacts and expands. It dries, cures, and hardens within 3-5 seconds. The spray application allows spray foam insulation to fill all cracks and voids.

When can spray foam be installed?

One great thing about spray foam insulation is we apply it to new construction or existing structures. In new a building, spray foam insulation is professionally installed at the same point in the construction process as other types of insulation. When insulating indoor areas such as the crawl space, attic, or roof, the timing won’t matter, as these areas are easy to access. Spray foam can also be applied during a renovation project.

How long does the installation process take?

The time frame for application will depend on the size and location of the project as well as the amount of preparation needed. Smaller residential spaces such as attics or crawl spaces can take as little as a day or less. In other larger residential or commercial locations – especially business offices or warehouses – installation might take a few days. There is additional time that will need to be considered if the space to be spray foamed already has old insulation to be removed.

Will I need to leave during spray foam installation?

If the installation is happening in your home, we recommend that homeowners find temporary accommodation. The installation of spray foam can produce strong odors and fumes. The space should be kept clear for 24 hours after installation to allow all the fumes from application to disapate. Once the odor is gone, it is safe to reenter the building.

Can installing spray foam insulation save me money?

Spray foam's ability to seal gaps and air leaks that allow air infiltration creates an energy-efficient home. This can save up to 50% on energy bills. Along with direct savings on monthly energy costs, when homeowners rely less on their thermostats, resulting in less wear on their HVAC systems, saving on costly repairs and maintenance.


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