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Spray Foam Insulation Installation Guidelines

Spray Foam Insulation Installation Guidelines

Spray foam insulation helps to protect your property from the cold outside, and contributes towards a warm and comfortable environment inside as well.

This is an incredibly diverse and flexible product that can be sprayed onto a wide range of areas, such as your ceiling, floor and wall spaces.

Once the semi-wet foam comes into contact with the area of application, it will begin to expand rapidly in shape and size. This will fill in any gaps, crevices and cracks within your home, and reduce draughts and cold-spots effectively.

Below you’ll find our spray foam insulation installation guidelines, that will ensure you achieve the best possible results.

Spray Foam Insulation Installation Guidelines

Simple tips and advice will help you to achieve better results, but it is still not as effective as hiring an expert team of installers to do the job on your behalf.

These spray foam insulation installation guidelines are what we live by here at Home Logic, and we take great pleasure in sharing them with you.

You can obtain a free site survey here to see how much it will cost and the benefits you will obtain.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at our spray foam insulation installation guidelines:

-Spray a Little Bit of Damp Mist

Spray foam requires moisture in order for it to expand, set and cure. So applying this product to extremely dry areas, and within arid conditions, may cause this reaction to slow down slightly.

Misting the area beforehand will create a semi-damp environment and will help the foam to expand and cure a bit faster.

The time difference won’t be massive, but if you have a large area to insulate these seconds soon mount up to precious minutes and more time expended.

Be careful not to make the area too wet though as foam will not stick well to a wet surface.

-Getting the Ratio Right

Spray foam insulation is created by mixing certain chemicals and substances together. This combination is done on-site immediately before application. It cannot be done before this time as the expansion process begins almost instantly after these substances combine.

Getting the ratio right is extremely important when it comes to obtaining the best results, to ensure the proper chemical reaction occurs, and the resulting insulation material is of the highest quality.

Spray Foam Insulation Installation Guidelines

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-Ensure Adequate Temperature Levels

The temperature of your substrate is a major consideration when it comes to applying spray foam in the Winter – especially in freezing cold temperatures.

Cold substrates can draw heat away from the reaction taking place within the spray foam material on application. This may cause the foam to expand improperly, or with an inadequate level of adhesion.

A substrate that is too hot can also cause quality issues. You have two choices here. Either match the substrate requirements to the conditions as they occur, or alter your internal environment before installing.

-Avoid Wiping Any Drips

Spray foam insulation can sometimes be a messy job, and the material can end up in places you do not necessarily want it to go. If some of it drips on your clothing, or on any other unwanted surface, you may be tempted to wipe it up straight away. Don’t!

Doing so will only spread the mixture around, and make the problem a whole lot worse!

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