The Pitfalls of Spray Foam Insulation

January 9, 2015

Let’s say you’re in the business of keeping people cool (during hot summers) or warm (during cold winters) by installing insulation into the walls of their homes. Obviously, you want to buy the best equipment to accomplish that goal, right?

You do your due diligence and you are told that spray foam insulation can get the job done just right – only to learn much later from your not-so-happy (and climatically challenged) customers that this might not have been the best method. In other words, for the sake of good business, the idea was a lemon.

After investing so much of your time and money, you discover that blown-in installation should have been the route you took in the first place.

As a blown-in insulation blower and vacuum manufacturer, we at Capitol Machine understand your trepidations and want to help put you on the most commercially profitable path that will blow your way many happy and comfortable customers.

Reasons to Avoid Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Lacks Overall Thickness

Blown-in installation is the way to go and far exceeds the convenience, the potential missteps and shortcuts of spray foam insulation.

Here’s four reasons why:

  • Spray foam lacks adequate overall thickness levels. Spray installers are not able to ensure spaces are adequately filled and are unable to gauge in a thorough manner which areas lack proper foaming.
  • Spray installers are not able to prevent air leaks. While spray foam manufacturers tout the thoroughness of spray foam, installers only create adequate fill levels in areas to which they apply their product. If, by human effort or a hurried job, they miss a spot or area, it remains vacant. Oops. Sorry.
  • Spray foam installers are spray foam installers. They are not architects, builders or engineers. The same mistake that can be made – as demonstrated in the previous point – by installers’ inability to see filling gaps can be repeated when they lack complete understanding of the home’s structural composition.
  • Spray foam works wonders if applied correctly and perfectly. But if chemical levels in a batch are slightly off, the compound isn’t mixed adequately or the application was made when temperatures were too high, you have a good recipe for undetected problems later, such as foam separating from studs or walls (A small, internal gap can create significant temperature leaks).

Our reliable blown-in installation machines help contractors provide their clients with the best protection against the elements and enable them to ensure their clients of a quality, top-of-the-line job.

Are you thinking about developing steps to persuade your customers of the innumerable benefits and superiority of blown-in insulation? Are you interested in learning more about the process? Let us know by commenting on this blog article in the comments portion below or by going to our social media channels. We’re here to help you.