Common Myths About Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation is an incredibly effective method for preventing the flow of heat into or out of one’s home. In addition to its exceptional insulation capabilities, spray foam insulation also deters moisture, is incredibly durable, and can add additional strength to homes and buildings. Despite such attractive benefits, misconceptions regarding spray foam insulation prevent many people from investing in this advantageous insulation material. Fortunately, we’re here to help clear some things up. Here are some of the most common myths about spray foam insulation—debunked!
Spray Foam Insulation Is a Health Risk
One of the most prevalent myths revolving around spray foam insulation is that it can pose health risks. However, the notion that spray foam insulation releases dangerous offgassess after it has been applied is false. Well, mostly false.
While it is true that spray foam insulation does release offgasses for a period of time after it has been sprayed, the offgassing only occurs during the application and curing process. When installed correctly by a trained insulation professional, zero offgassing should occur after the curing process is complete—typically around 24 hours after application. As such, spray foam insulation should not pose any health risks when correctly installed in a home.
Spray Foam Insulation Is a New Trend
While many people have not heard of spray foam insulation until recently, it has been around for quite some time. Though it hadn’t become widely popular as an insulation material until more recent years, spray foam has been used as a form of insulation in homes since the late 70s. As such, spray foam insulation is far more than just a passing trend.
Spray Foam Insulation Damages Your Home
Another one of the most common myths about spray foam insulation is that it will damage your home. Many people believe that spray foam insulation will cause damage to wires, pipes, shingles, and other elements of a home.
However, when installed correctly, spray foam insulation will not damage any building products inside the wall cavity or the roof. In fact, spray foam insulation can actually increase the structural integrity of a home and prevent ice dams from forming which can prevent home damage.
Now that we’ve cleared the air, you’re probably interested in installing spray foam insulation in your home. Fortunately, Paragon Protection can help. As the leading spray foam insulation contractor in Lake Zurich and the greater Chicago area, you can trust us to get the job done right. To learn more about our insulation installation services, contact us today.