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How Spray Foam Insulation Is Installed

Home insulation is applied to walls, ceilings and other areas where a home needs more insulation. It’s sprayed in place and expands to fill the area and create an airtight seal, which is why it’s more effective than fiberglass batts or blown-in cellulose.

It’s typically installed in open attics, crawl spaces and rim joists in new homes and pole barns, but can also be used in existing homes, basements and commercial structures. During the installation process, crew members will remove any existing insulation before applying the spray foam. They’ll also clean the area to ensure it’s free of dust, dirt and debris.

Enhancing Indoor Air Quality with Spray Foam Insulation

The crew will then run a hose from the spray foam rig to the area that’s being insulated. They’ll mix the chemicals inside the rig and spray the insulation onto walls, ceilings or other surfaces. The foam will expand as it’s sprayed, so it can mold to the shape of the surface and fill in any cracks or holes.

This process can be dangerous for untrained contractors, which is why it’s best to hire a licensed contractor. Premier Home Solutions is a licensed insulation contractor and has an excellent BuildZoom score, meaning they have insurance, licenses and bonds that protect consumers from bad work or unethical behavior.

Two distinct chemicals are used to make spray foam insulation: polyol resin and some form of isocyanate. Isocyanates are strong eye irritants and can cause problems with the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts if inhaled. They can also trigger a skin reaction in people who come into direct contact with them.

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