Toxic Chemicals Used in Spray Foam Insulation

The airtight insulation offered by spray foam helps homeowners reduce their energy bills, while also keeping their indoor environments comfortable. It also provides a barrier against outside noise. However, some people are concerned about the toxic chemicals used in spray foam.

Spray foam insulation in Bristow, OK is sprayed on walls, attics, crawl spaces, rim joists and other surfaces in new construction or renovation projects. It consists of two liquid chemicals that mix and expand when sprayed, filling all nooks and crannies with an effective barrier against air leakage and heat transfer. It can also seal around pipes and wires. The spray rigs used by professional insulation contractors have high-tech controls that ensure the product is mixed and sprayed correctly, no matter the temperature inside or out.

The Process of Installing Spray Foam Insulation

When used properly (which only a trained, experienced crew can do) spray foam insulation lasts as long as your home does. The airtight seal it creates prevents convective movement of heat in the winter and keeps heat out in the summer. It also keeps moisture, dust, bugs and rodents out of the attic and other areas of your home.

The chemicals used to make spray foam work require protective clothing, goggles, and breathing apparatuses for application. They are also dangerous if ingested or come into contact with skin, and may even cause chemical bronchitis in some individuals who are highly sensitive to these substances. In addition, they are harmful to the environment and can contribute to climate change. Fortunately, many manufacturers have now switched to blowing agents with lower GWP. Look for products such as BASF Walltite CM01 and Genyk Boreal Nature, both of which use HFOs.

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