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Spray Foam Insulation Side Effects

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One of the major benefits of spray foam insulation is its ability to reduce the heat lost through your roof, and prevent moisture from penetrating inside.

This method of insulation is appropriate for all public, commercial and domestic buildings – the shape and size need not be an issue. This includes hospitals, schools and offices.

But what about potential spray foam insulation side effects – are there any? As with anything, from medicines to food allergies, there can sometimes be some adverse side effects.

Let’s take a look in more detail and see if there are actually any spray foam insulation side effects, and if so, what you can do to prevent them…

How Spray Foam Insulation Works

Before we can fathom any potential spray foam insulation side effects, we must first understand how this method works in practice.

The application for spray foam insulation is remarkably simple, if you have the experience! This material is sprayed onto the area of application using a series of high-spec hoses and equipment. Within seconds, the product begins to expand and harden, reaching up to 100 times the original size.

This change in size ensures all holes and crevices are covered, providing an effective blanket of thermal insulation. This will effectively prevent heat from escaping through your roof, without affecting ventilation.

This is why spray foam insulation is so effective, providing one of the most economical and environmentally friendly methods of insulation available.

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Our team of installation specialists are trained to see every project through to the end, to an exquisite standard. They are expected to adhere to the highest of standards, both before, during and after the installation’s complete

Spray Foam Insulation Side Effects

In recent times, spray foam insulation has become one of the most popular approaches to insulation in residential and commercial property constructions.

Being more energy efficient than outdated, fibreglass insulation, spray foam is used to create a moisture and vapour resistant barrier. Due to this rise in popularity and use, people are beginning to question spray foam insulation side effects.

It is possible that people can become exposed to some of the spray foam’s key ingredients, such as isocyanates, during the installation stage. These and other chemicals can be found in aerosols, and within the particles of dust. It has been said that this can cause minor side effects, including:

  • Sensitisation
  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Asthma
  • Slight respiratory and breathing problems

You might be confused by the word sensitisation. It just means that anyone working with spray foam can develop an allergy towards a certain chemical upon being exposed to it.

Once a worker is sensitised, they can rapidly develop conditions such as asthma, regardless of whether they have had experiences or symptoms beforehand.

The following symptoms can appear either during, or immediately after, isocyanate exposure:

  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Irritated eyes and lungs
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Tight feeling in the chest

All of these spray foam insulation side effects are almost always temporary, and will not cause any long-term damage, or pose any long-term risk to an individual. It is also important to mention that none of these spray foam insulation side effects occur 24 hours after installation.

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Being a BBA Approved company, we pride ourselves on performing the correct application, ventilation and re-occupancy methods, to guarantee a safe cohabitating environment at all times

Home Logic Spray Foam – Refreshingly Risk Free!

Historical versions of spray foam insulation have been known to have devastating effects on human health.

However, it has to be said that the original versions of this product are nowhere near the standard you get today. Time has moved on, and so have the product choices on offer.

Insulation products manufactured in the modern era, such as Home Logic Spray Foam, offer a much safer, more economical and thermal quality improving alternative.

Previously, the main dangers that were associated with spray foam insulation side effects included: slight breathing problems, asthma and in some instances, allergic reactions.

We are proud to say that our Home Logic Spray Foam is entirely safe, with zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) visible, or present 24 hours after application.

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We have consciously taken on board the possibility of harm towards our workers during the installation process, which is we have always wear protective suits during this time. This enables our expert team of installation specialists to avoid any potential spray foam insulation side effects caused over time

This is Why We Wear Protective Suits!

Our team of installation specialists are trained to see every project through to the end, to an exquisite standard. They are expected to adhere to the highest of standards, both before, during and after the installation’s complete. 

The team here at Home Logic can complete up to 4 jobs a week, which means regular exposure to the chemical compound. Inhaling any fumes of any kind over a period of time can be detrimental to your health. Regardless of how safe the substance is, regular exposure to a chemical will cause damage.

Take tarmac for example – although safe to lay on the roads up and down the country, the chemical compounds that evaporate through the steam could collect on the worker’s lungs, if exposed regularly to the compounds in question.

We have consciously taken on board the possibility of harm towards our workers during the installation process, which is we have always wear protective suits during this time. This enables our expert team of installation specialists to avoid any potential spray foam insulation side effects caused over time.

Once the foam has settled within the area of application, it is of no harm towards humans, pets or any lifeform at all.

Trust the Pros!

  • Guarantee accurate results with long-lasting positive effects
  • Kick back and relax whilst everyone else works around you
  • See and feel a change in your property’s thermal qualities
  • Feel the benefits for years to come
  • We ensure complete safety throughout the installation process
  • Professional, bespoke advice available towards management and maintenance
  • Save money by not having to buy high-end equipment and materials

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Fibreglass is rapidly becoming outdated, consequently compromising its capacity to retain in the home. Listed below is our comparison between traditional, fibreglass insulation, and the safer alternative – our own Home Logic Spray Foam

A Whole Lot Safer Than Fibreglass!

In previous decades, fibreglass insulation was the material of choice for most homes. In fact, it was so popular that it is still the most commonly found material in buildings to this day.

However, time’s have changed-and so has the insulation industry as a whole, with much more safer alternatives being brought in to solve the shortfalls of traditional materials.

Safety

Fibreglass has a nasty habit of containing formaldehyde, which is known for causing respiratory problems, due to the microfibres its comprised of.

On the other hand, Home Logic Spray Foam does not lead to any breathing difficulties and most importantly of all – it contains no harmful chemicals!

Coverage

Traditionally, fibreglass comes in pieces known as ‘batts’. These are pre-cut to certain shapes and sizes to accommodate the room chosen for insulation.

This can be tricky if you have a room with many corners and rafters, for example. However, Spray Foam is sprayed onto the area of application, which means that no area is left un-insulated. It really is a win-win situation!

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Spray Foam insulation does not settle, nor do the benefits it brings wear off over time. The foam remains solidified, and guarantees total property protection for up to 20 years, ensuring consistent performance throughout

Thermal Properties

We’re confident in saying that nothing beats the thermal performance of spray foam insulation. Fibreglass can be described as a jumper – no doubt it will keep you warm, but also, the warm air will escape through the fibres.

It is precisely this air-evaporation that is the cause of your energy bills increasing-despite your very best efforts to cut costings.

Comfort

Fibreglass is irritable to the skin, making it extremely uncomfortable to work with and handle. Hence, a lot of protective clothing is required.

Particles of fibreglass tend to distribute themselves around the work area, creating difficult working conditions.

Moisture

Here at Home Logic, we don’t worry about moisture, because the spray foam solution won’t wick water.

Fibreglass, however, tends to retain water, which can lead to long-lasting damage, to the structural framework of your building.

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The sprayed-on approach is the future! If you want to achieve long-lasting results for you, your family and your home, whilst saving money on your bills – go with Home Logic Spray Foam!

A One-Off Installment, A Lifetime Of Benefits

Fibreglass materials tend to settle over time, and as a result, a replacement or upgrade is usually required.

In comparison, Spray Foam insulation does not settle, nor do the benefits it brings wear off over time. The foam remains solidified, and guarantees total property protection for up to 20 years, ensuring consistent performance throughout.

After reading the comparison list above, you can see it’s an overwhelming victory for spray foam! This method of insulation offers more benefits, without any of the detrimental downsides associated with fibreglass insulation.

The sprayed-on approach is the future! If you want to achieve long-lasting results for you, your family and your home, whilst saving money on your bills – go with Home Logic Spray Foam!

Home Logic Spray Foam is fire retardant for up to 30 mins, and meets all code requirements relating to the latest regulations on fire safety

Can I Breathe Around Spray Foam?

As mentioned above, Home Logic Spray Foam is safe to be around, and presents no detrimental damage to human health.

It can be said that breathing in any chemical composition can be harmful, no matter how safe it is deemed. Therefore, we obliterate any risk with our method of application, where we allow re-entry after 24 hours.

After this time has passed, and the spray foam solidifies and expands, it poses no health risks to the occupants of the home.

What about My Pets?

As with humans, after the 24-hour timeframe has passed, pets will have the same safety guarantee as the occupants.

Needless to say, you should prevent your furry friends from gaining access to the foam to chew – this could cause some obvious health issues from the outset! Apart from that, your entire family are perfectly safe to be around Home Logic Spray Foam.

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If you still think you don’t have all the information to go forward with taking advantage of Home Logic Spray Foam – don’t worry! You can give us a call on 0800 1700 636 for expert advice on all aspects of insulation-our friendly team are more than happy to assist!

Is Home Logic Spray Foam Fire Retardant?

Home Logic Spray Foam is fire retardant for up to 30 mins, and meets all code requirements relating to the latest regulations on fire safety.

This represents a class-0 fire rated insulation system that has obtained a surface spread of class-1. The test radius begins at class-1 (most effective) and ends at class-4 (most dangerous).

This means our product fulfils the requirements for a Class-0 surface, as outlined in Paragraph A12(b) of ‘Fire safety: Approved Document B’.

It possesses a Class-1 surface spread of flame when assessed to BS476 Part 7 1997. The material also obtained a fire propagation index (I) of no-more-than 12 and a sub-index (i1) of no-more-than 6 when assessed to BS476 Part 6 1989.

Get in Contact with Home Logic Today!

If you still think you don’t have all the information to go forward with taking advantage of Home Logic Spray Foam – don’t worry! You can give us a call on 0800 1700 636 for expert advice on all aspects of insulation, or click the button below to request your free roof inspection today!