Although it’s a common choice, spray foam insulation isn’t the optimal insulation for your home. There are actually quite a few significant disadvantages. Luckily, options like cellulose insulation exist, but if you’re still on the fence, let us help you decide. Today in the Valley Insulation blog, we’ll be discussing the main disadvantages of spray foam – and why you should choose cellulose instead.
Due to the popular nature of spray foam installation, it’s fairly expensive, despite its setbacks. If you choose spray foam insulation, you’ll be paying quite a bit of money for an inferior product. Even if you attempt to do it yourself, which we don’t recommend, it’s still pricey. You’ll really be wasting money if you hire a contractor who isn’t proficient in installing spray foam. Which brings us to our next point.
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It May be Done Wrong
Not all contractors know how to best install spray foam insulation. This means the job may be done wrong or poorly. Those who aren’t proficient may spray too much or too little insulation, which can cause a whole host of issues for you down the line. They may even miss spots, which defeats the purpose of insulating your house. This also means you’ll have to have them or someone else come back to finish the job properly, meaning you waste more time and potentially more money.
It Can Be Dangerous
If you’re sensitive to chemicals, spray foam insulation can be quite irritating. Also, spray foam has a variety of chemicals in it – which, if ingested by small children or animals, can be fatal. The chemicals also release fumes into the air which are highly flammable. If a fire happens, the spray foam will do nothing to slow it, and instead will speed up the spread of the fire. It’s also important to keep in mind that the chemical properties of spray foam mean that it isn’t environmentally friendly at all. If you pride yourself on having a green home, spray foam is not for you.
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Contact Valley Insulation Today
If you’re in need of an insulation contractor and professional installation services, choose Valley Insulation. We have extensive experience and are dedicated to doing a quality job with incredible customer service. We don’t use spray foam, and instead choose the much more advantageous cellulose insulation for our customers. Contact Valley Insulation today for more information about our services, or fill out a quote request to get the process started.