Dangers of DIY Spray Foam Insulation Installation

DIY Spray Foam Insulation InstallationSpray foam insulation is one of the most popular forms of insulation that property owners get these days. It truly is very effective in making a home more comfortable and reducing energy costs. However, installation can be quite pricey, especially if you have a fairly large home. This is the reason some opt to DIY spray foam insulation installation.

Thanks to numerous free content you can find online and step-by-step guides accompanied by videos, many gather enough courage to actually do insulation installation on their own. However, before you proceed with your little DIY experiment, you must know about the dangers of spray foam when installing improperly.

Even professionals make mistakes. As you can see in the video below, two homeowners with failed installation of spray foam insulation very much regret their decision of getting the type of insulation. They end up with serious off-gassing with a bad fishy smell almost like ammonia. Some of them even had health problems like headaches, difficulty in breathing and rashes.

While one contractor wouldn’t directly admit to the mistake, others experts would say that while spray foam insulation is truly a good choice, there are very few times when errors are made during the installation process. It’s not as simple as picking up a spray bottle and working on your attic on your own. There are serious dangers in spray foam and you should let professionals handle the job for you.

It’s true that you need the right type of insulation for your property because it helps in keeping the temperature indoors balanced and it significantly reduces your energy costs. But you must get a professional insulation contractor to do it for you. Read through terms and conditions and the rest of your contract before getting the job started. Again, do not attempt to do this on your own. Those few dollars you can save from labor costs could end up with the larger damage that will cost you even more.

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