Spray foam is one of the most popular types of insulation for Florida homeowners. While it can get a bit costly during installation, when done properly, it will remain efficient and last for many years. Because of its price, some would attempt to install it on their own without being aware of the risks of DIY spray foam insulation. As much as possible, make sure you reach out to a licensed contractor to get the job done for you.
It is always worth it to have professionals work on your home insulation for you. After all, you will be saving a whole lot in the long run because your energy bills will be greatly reduced. Furthermore, one small mistake during installation can make your insulation inefficient and useless. If you need insulation, call the experts instead.
Just so you know, there are many risks and even dangers on DIY spray foam insulation. Among them are the following:
1. One missed spot will make your insulation inefficient.
As mentioned above, just one small mistake will make your insulation useless. Spray foam gets tricky because once you spray on the material, it’s gets challenging to tell if you missed out on any spot at all. One spot that wasn’t insulated can make your insulation less efficient or inefficient at all.
2. Spray foam insulation material is a fire hazard.
Because one does not want to miss any spot, one tends to spray on too much during DIY spray foam insulation. When you spray too much of the material without proper curing, it may burst into flames.
3. Expert assessment of your home’s ventilation is required.
Even if you mixed up all the chemicals used properly and as carefully as you can, you can still end up being in a hazardous and unsafe area if your home’s ventilation is not properly assessed. You need experts to do this for you.
4. You need special equipment and safety gear.
If you’ve seen insulation experts work with spray foam, you’ll see how much cover they place all over their body. You need safety gear when applying spray foam because you will be handling toxic chemicals. Furthermore, you can’t use just any sprayer you already have at home or off the hardware store. You need special equipment, which is usually pricey. Instead of buying all of these things, you can work with a licensed insulation contractor instead.
If you’re considering DIY spray foam insulation for your home, better think twice. This job requires expertise and a whole lot of experience to do it perfectly. If you need assistance, All Florida Insulation is ready to help. Our service areas include Orlando, Maitland, Longwood, Winter Park, Deltona, Sanford, Windermere, Ocoee, Lake Mary, and nearby communities. Call 407-410-FOAM (3626) for a free estimate.
Chris has been an insulation professional for more than two decades, and has experience with all types of residential and commercial insulation products. His passion is green energy and effective insulation applications.