Advice For Homeowners Working With Spray Foam Insulation

Advice For Homeowners Working With Spray Foam Insulation

Advice For Homeowners Working With Spray Foam Insulation

18 June 2021
Construction & Contractors, Blog

Adding spray foam insulation is an important upgrade to consider because of its energy-efficient nature, ability to keep pests out of certain spaces, and user-friendly application. If you are working with spray foam insulation yourself, these installation tips should be looked at before you get started.

Test a Small Amount Before Larger Application

Once you've found a spray foam insulation product, it's a good idea to test it out in small batches before applying it to a large area in your home. You need to see how the spray foam applies and holds up over a period of time.

Then if you see positive results, you can apply the spray foam product over larger sections and have no doubts about what you're doing. Just get a small amount of materials that you'll be working with using spray foam insulation. Spray them and then see how the results turn out.

Use a Filing Tool for Bumpy Surfaces

After you apply spray foam insulation, you may get some bumpy sections. This should happen at some point while working with this material, but you can address these sections with a standard filing tool.

Using it to work over bumpy surfaces will help you get more even results, which might be more aesthetically pleasing to look at. You only want to consider this, though, if the spray foam insulation will be visible, such as in the attic or basement. You'll appreciate the visuals of this spray foam product if you adjust bumpy surfaces correctly.

Don't Clean Up Spray Foam Until It's Dry

Regardless of how well you work with the device applying the spray foam insulation, you're going to have drops that get on the floor or wall. Your natural reaction might be to wipe up these droplets, but that's actually going to be very difficult.

You'll have an easier cleanup by just letting the spray foam insulation dry completely. Then you can simply scrape off the dried section of spray foam that you don't want. You won't have to get dirty and the materials that spray foam gets on by accident will be less likely to become damaged.

Adding spray foam to your home can help you achieve a lot of things. You just need to make sure your application techniques are sound and verify that you have a good grasp of what to do if you make mistakes. Then you can use spray foam with better results. Contact a company that offers spray foam insulation installation services to learn more.

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