Pros and Cons of Spray Foam Insulation

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Premier Home Solutions is an effective and affordable way to upgrade your home, and there are several benefits that you may not be aware of. However, there are also some negatives to this type of insulating material that should be considered.

The most common concern is the potential health issues associated with spray polyurethane foam. Although it is non-toxic after it dries, during this time it emits volatile organic compounds that can cause blurred vision and breathing difficulties. For this reason, it is important to use protective clothing and masks during installation.

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Another issue is the environmental impact. Traditional spray foam is derived from petroleum, which has a high global warming potential (GWP) rating. There are eco-friendly versions of this product that use a soybean blowing agent, which has a lower GWP rating and is renewable.

In addition to these concerns, spray foam can be messy and expensive to install in your home. It’s best to leave this project to the professionals who have access to professional-grade equipment that can ensure consistent coverage and proper expansion in all areas of your home.

Another downside is that spray foam can be difficult to install in old homes, since it typically requires stripping out the rough window opening to bare studs. In these cases, installing new energy-efficient windows at the same time as your spray foam project is a great way to save money and increase the value of your home.
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