What Is Spray Foam Insulation?
How does this insulation impact my attic?
Foam insulation is a polyurethane foam insulation product. With specially designed equipment, this attic insulation product is sprayed and expands nicely to fill all voids.
This insulation fills all cracks and crevices. This type of insulation will give superior insulating value.
A drawback with this type of attic insulation product is that it is expensive in both materials and labor.
The additional cost of this insulation product might not offset any additional gains in energy savings. This could be considered a large drawback with this type of insulation.
This Insulation Requires a Licenced Installer
You will require a proper professional to handle this insulation installation. This is an insulation product that does require a licensed installer. These installers have special equipment to apply the polyurethane foam insulation properly. The government regulates their business.
It is VERY important that your installer understands what is to be covered and what is not to be covered. You don’t want an inexperienced installer covering something that needs to vent or exhaust the home.
Another drawback with this insulation is the adhesive quality of this product. If you are going to renovate in the attic, this product is difficult to remove, especially around pipes and wires.